Call to move away from racial supremacy
Parti Keadilan Rakyat Vice President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has urged former Usno Secretary General Onn Ariffin to stop harping on ‘ketuanan Melayu’ (Malay supremacy) in Sabah, saying it has no relevance here. “At any rate Onn should show the people of Sabah exactly what this so-called social contract that he is talking about,” he said in a statement here yesterday. Dr Jeffrey said: “I am surprised that even after 45 years of Sabah’s independence some people still want to take over the role of the British colonisers and want to be our “Tuan”. “Sorry, Onn, we are our own Tuan now. We have our rights and we do not want anyone to lord over us, so stop imposing on us the outdated concept of Tacial supremacy and let us I move towards a civil society ofKetuanan Rakyat (People’s Supremacy) instead.” Dr Jeffrey said Minister in the Prime Minster’s Department Tan Sri Dompok was right when he said the last “Tuan” left us in 1963. Dr Jeffrey said it is time our political leaders, irrespective of their political parties, realised this and be brave enough to make a stand on our State’s rights like what Datuk Yong Teck Lee is doing.