KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 3 – Former Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said it is time for the concept of Malay supremacy to be replaced by Malaysian supremacy. She said the concept of Malay supremacy was unsuitable in today’s society and that priority should be given to the country.
In an exclusive interview with the Malaysiakini news portal, she said: “Now, the more appropriate concept is Malaysian supremacy … this nation must come first. Why do we want to compete with each other? We should compete with the best in the region, the best in the world, not to put Malay legacy and Chinese heritage at loggerheads, we are Malaysians and we want the country to be the masters in the region.”
In the interview, Rafidah said Malaysian youths should play a role in driving Malaysia forward and be proud of being Malaysians. According to her, lazy and non-competitive young people meant that they were not proud to be Malaysians. The former Minister of International Trade and Industry also stressed that not associating with other races was one of the reasons why many, as Malaysians, could not appreciate the multiracial society in the country. — Bernama