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Lim Kit Siang The Rapid Rejection of Post-UMNO Datuk Onn: M. Bakri Musawww.bakrimusa.com30th Novemb... https://t.co/v4k5CxukCS #blog #DAP

M. Bakri Musa www.bakrimusa.com 30th November 2015 Datuk Onn was a brilliant strategist and farsighted leader. Indeed he was so far ahead that he left his simple village followers behind. In 1951, just five years after he established and led UMNO, he quit the presidency of his young struggling party and left in a huff. The issue was over admitting non-Malays into UMNO. On the surface this would seem to be a liberal move to engage non-Malays in the political process and to make the party race-blind. Indeed many contemporary commentators are effusive in their praise of the man for his supposed foresight in thinking beyond communal lines and racial identity. I have a different take; I see his move as the earliest expression of Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Hegemony). Onn saw his move as a means to establish Malay control on the political process by co-opting non-Malays, in particula...

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