Reading through the local newspapers, I came across a report in the Daily Express which touched on issues that my visitors had commented in Aki Momogun. It is reproduced here.
`Ketuanan Melayu' call may lead to BN's downfall: MP
By Chris Maskilone
KOTA KINABALU: Young leaders of Umno, particularly in Peninsula Malaysia, should stop provoking the feeling of non-Malays by insisting on the issue of `Ketuanan Melayu' (Malay Supremacy) as it may lead to the downfall of the Barisan Nasional (BN) Government.
United Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) Vice President and BN Member of Parliament for Putatan Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh said the persistence of these `young cowboys' in Umno is not the Malaysians way.
"This is not only the way to lift the Malay race to a higher pedestal but a plain and Blatant sign of arrogance that may lead to detestation by others. To me this is not the Malay culture that I know of. I never heard of this before," he said.
Speaking at a Kaamatan Festival in Kampung Duvanson, Putatan Saturday, Mojigoh said the Malays are known to be friendly and courtesous but the action of certain leaders had spoilt this image.
Toward this end, he hope Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawiwho is Umno president would advice these leaders not to be carried away and to stop acting arrogantly.
In the context of Sabah, he said there were claims of `over a million newly created Malays' a new product imported from the Philippines and Indonesia.
"Imagine (if) you have to address these illegals as `Tuan', " he said, adding that the authorities need to address the problem of illegal immigrants gaining citizenship and acquiring this Malay status throught the back door.