A person’s race is not a choice by man, but, by God. If God chose you be born a Malay, then, you should be proud to be a Malay, but you could not force or tell others to change their race. Likewise, if you are born an Indian, then, you should be proud to be an Indian. The same also goes to all people because a person’s race is not a choice by man but by God.
We cannot find in our holy Book that says God allows you to change your race. If you believe in God then you should follow what God wants. This is because when you face God during judgement before His Court, you have to answer God for changing your race.
If you know your roots that you are not a malay, but, claimed yourself a malay, that’s your choice. The federal constitution does not prohibit you to make this claim, but, no matter how you claim yourself to be a malay, if indeed you are not a malay, you cannot fool many people of your claim.
Definitely, I am not a fool! Neither we, in Sarawak and Sabah and in Parti Bumi Kenyalang are fools!
You claimed that the malays are poor and if the malays are poor what had you done for the malays as prime minister from July 1981 to October 2003 and then again from May 2018 to March 2020? Who are the malays that you have helped to become rich?
What people know, in which you may deny, is that, you are a billionaire and your children are also billionaires and your family is among the richest, perhaps, the richest malays in Malaysia!
In your twilight years, it is time for you to do charity by imparting your knowledge and wisdom - to teach the people of Malaysia, especially, the peoples of Sarawak and Sabah on how to become billionaires like you and your children so that people will no longer suffer from poverty, hunger and disease and will remember your legacy when you are no more around.
You should know that most Sarawakians and Sabahans, especially, the dayaks, kadazans, dusuns, Bajaus and most indigenous people in the Borneo States of Sarawak and Sabah are in pain because they have lost their native land, marine wealth, oil and gas resources. They have lost their countries after Malaysia was formed! By losing their countries, they have lost their dignity and are not willing to lose their race and religion!
Their countries had been acquired on 16 September, 1963 to enlarge the federation of Malaya which was re-named Malaysia.
For this reasons there are growing numbers of Sarawakians and Sabahans eager to see Sabah and Sarawak freed and independent from the federation because under your leadership of 24 years, Sarawak and Sabah could not see much progress by being federated to form Malaysia but, were “political beggars” begging development funds now and then as funds are controlled by the federal government.
You know that the federal constitution does not empower you to declare Malaysia as an Islamic State and neither the federal Constitution states that Malaysia is an Islamic State, but, by declaring Malaysia as an Islamic State, in September, 2001 you had disturbed the structure of the federal constitution and had until now, put non-muslims in fear of losing their religion and culture. Your declaration of Malaysia as an Islamic State had caused much unhappiness among the peoples of Malaysia, especially peoples in Sarawak and Sabah, who mostly are Christians and Buddhists as your declaration had made many to think that they could no more practise their beliefs freely.
Dr. Mahathir, people will still love you if you do not use race and religion to gain political mileage for people around you and for yourself.
VOON LEE SHAN
President, Parti Bumi Kenyalang
21 March, 2023