46 Years Down The Road...

The parliament is not only a place to debate and pass laws; it is also a place where some of the best speeches were ever delivered.

And below is still the most passionate, most real and most heartfelt speech ever heard in the Malaysian parliament.

""They (the Malay extremists) have triggered off something basic and fundamental. Malaysia — to whom does it belong? To Malaysians. But who are Malaysians? I hope I am, Mr Speaker, Sir. But sometimes, sitting in this chamber, I doubt whether I am allowed to be a Malaysian. This is the doubt that hangs over many minds, and the next contest, if this goes on, will be on very different lines."

Unfortunately, the man who uttered these very words is not even a Malaysian anymore. And his words proved to be prophetic, too.

Sad, no?

But such is the level of most of our current parliamentarians that 46 years down the road, the above-mentioned speech is still the best ever.


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