ENG to CH Translation: Article 153 on ‘special position’ of the Malays and other natives: The way forward 馬來「特權」非永恆不可變 (Malaysiakini 4 Apr 2010)

Article 153 on ‘special position’ of the Malays and other natives: The way forward
WRITTEN BY ART HARUN
WEDNESDAY, 17 MARCH 2010 11:12
LINK: http://english.cpiasia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1883:article-153-on-special-position-of-the-malays-and-other-natives-the-way-forward&catid=207:art-harun&Itemid=156

In my article, Visiting the Malay ‘Rights’ (the Bahasa Malaysia version can be read here), I had commented on article 153 of the Federal Constitution. I stated that under its provisions, the Malays in fact do not possess any special ‘rights’.
There is only the special ‘position’ of the Malays and the natives of Sabah and Sarawak. In general, this special position does not confer any right which is recognised by law to the Malays.
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