Artikel 153 Perlembagaan Persekutuan berkenaan Keistimewaan Melayu

Di bawah ini disiarkan surat yang dihantar oleh Saudara Zainur bin Zakaria, Peguam PEMBELA kepada NST sebagai feedback kepada usaha Bar Council untuk membincangkan mengenai Peruntukan Perlembagaan Art 153 mengenai kedudukan Melayu, keistimewaan Melayu dan Kontrak Sosial antara kaum yang berlaku sebelum negara merdeka. Kontrak sosial berlaku di mana kaum Melayu sebagai penduduk asal Tanah Melayu telah bertolak ansur membenarkan kaum lain diterima sebagai warganegara berdasarkan kelahiran dan berkaitan pula dengan konsep ‘jus soli’ sebelum merdeka..

Sila baca dan sebarkan sebagai sokongan terhadap usaha Saudara Zainur yang mewakili pandangan golongan yang prihatin.

dipetik dari blog PERSATUAN PEGUAM SYARIE MALAYSIA (PGSM)

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Zainur Zakaria
M-3-5, Plaza Damas
60 Jalan Sri Hartamas Saturday
50480 Kuala Lumpur
26th June 2008-06-27

The Editor
The New Straits Times
31, Jalan Riong
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Dear Sir,

It is reported in the New Straits Times [26th June 2008] that the Bar Council will hold a half day forum on the social contract on Saturday 28th June 2008.

According to the Council Secretary, Lim Chee Wee, the forum was necessary as there had been discussion of late on the existence, nature and implication of Malaysia’s social contract as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.

One of the question which may be discussed at the forum according to Lim Chee Wee, is whether Article 153 of the Constitution on Malay privileges is in line with the social contract idea.

Encouraged by the results of the 12th General Election and believing that their views and approach regarding the issue of freedom of religion, the concept of equality and meritocracy, among others, are shared by every, if not most Malaysians, the Council feels that it is opportune and proper for it to question Malay rights such as the ‘special privileges’ enshrined in Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, thus the need for the forum hereinbefore stated.

The issue of Article 153 is not only a constitutional issue more so highly sensitive political one, and which is being hotly debated and disputed especially by the non-Malays.

Of course the Council may argue that the discussion is strictly focused on its constitutional aspects and that it is the right of every Malaysian to discuss it because it affects all Malaysians.

It has not gone unnoticed that the Bar Council has over the last few years been openly championing the right of Muslims to apostate to the dissatisfaction of the Muslim community.

It seems to me that the Bar Council is now descending into the political arena seemingly in conflict with its fundamental role and function.

Not only does the objective of the Bar Council in holding such forum appears to be directed towards providing a platform for the expression of views calculated to support the interests of certain communities, this particular forum appears to be a direct challenge to a fundamental provision of the Federal Constitution.

Is the action of the Bar Council in holding the aforesaid forum, with the view of questioning the enshrined Article 153 not in conflict with the avowed cause to uphold the Constitution, which the Bar Council often times remind us, is the Supreme Law of the country?

It has also not gone unnoticed that many parties, drawing confidence from the last general election and believing that the people are on their side, have challenged the position of Islam, the New Economic Policy, Malay rights, the position of Malay Rulers and even the issue of the attire for the sitting of the State Assemblies.

The openness and intensity of such challenges, in the internet, in public forums and other channels have without doubt widen the racial and religious polarization, contrary to all the positive claims being made by the proponents of such challenges.

It is for this reason that I would like to call upon the Bar Council to exercise the utmost caution and prudence before descending into the political arena under the guise of upholding constitutional rights and freedoms.

Sgd
Zainur Zakaria

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2 thoughts on “Artikel 153 Perlembagaan Persekutuan berkenaan Keistimewaan Melayu

  1. PERSETUJUAN BERSEJARAH (HISTORIC BARGAIN) dibuat di antara UMNO dan MCA pada tahun 1955, dqn kemudiannya diluaskan kepada persetujuan MIC. Persetujuan Bersejarah ini kemudiannya dirujuk sebagai Kontrek Sosial (walaupun tidak disebutkan dalam Perlembagaan).

    Persetujuan Bersejarah ini dibuat lanjutan daripada pergolakan politik daripada 1946, telah mendesak semua kaum yang ada di Tanah Melayu ketika itu untuk mencipta formula berkerjasama untuk mencapai kemerdekaan daripada penjajah Inggeris. Harus di ingat, ketika itu kaum Cina merupakan majoriti penduduk di Negeri-Negeri Melayu KECUALI Negeri Kelantan.

    Dalam Persetujuan Bersejarah (1955) ini, orang-orang Melayu bersetuju bahawa kewargabegaraan akan diberikan kepada orang-orang Cina yang berkelayakan, dan sebagai tindakbalas, orang-orang Cina bersetuju mengakui hak-hak istimewa orang-orang Melayu, Bahasa Melayu sebagai bahasa kebangsaan dan kedudukan Raja-Raja Melayu sebagai raja-raja berperlembagaan.

    Ianya telah di interpretasi sebagai Raja-Raja Melayu berhak untuk menawarkan kewarganegaraan atas budibicara mereka kepada orang-orang bukan Melayu, atas asas muhibah dan kelayakan-kelayakan tertentu pada orang-orang bukan Melayu yang dilahirkan dan bermastautin di negeri ini.

    Ini merupakan perkara-perkara istimewa dalam Perlembagaan yang tidak boleh dipinda tanpa persetujuan Majlis Raja-Raja.

    Sabah dan Sarawak tidak terlibat dengan peristiwa Historical Bargain ini, itulah sebabnya apabila kedua-dua negeri ini menyertai Malaysia pada 1963, ia membuat Syarat-Syarat berasingan..

  2. kENAL ASAL USUL TANAH jAWI NI DULU, BARU BOLEH BERCAKAP..jANGAN SBBARANGAN CAKAP..tengok gambar duit ringgit malaysia tuu…gambar siapa…siapa yang melantik nya di negeri sembilan…raja raja yang ada datang nya daripada mana…siapa yang dikata melayu peribumi..jumpa balik raja raja melayu…yanya semula Dato Dato Hulubalang ( PDRM ) tanya semula Dato Dato Laksamana ( ATM )

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