Wan Fayhsal: “Amend the Federal Constitution, limit PM post exclusively to Malay Muslims”

A BERSATU leader has requested that Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim amend the Federal Constitution to make the position of PM exclusive to Malay Muslims.

Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal believes such a move will restore Malay support for the unity government rather than wearing capal (traditional Malay sandals), kissing a keris, or bertiwikrama (going all out) on language.

“Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang’s statement that the Federal Constitution does not preclude non-Malays from becoming Malaysian PM sparked concerns among the Malays, the country’s majority race,” penned Wan Ahmad Fahysal on his Facebook page.

“Lim’s remarks appeared to have killed the spirit of the formation of the federation which emphasises on racial unity based on respect for the social contract, the will of the Malay rulers, and the unwritten consensus, among others.

“Therefore, my suggestion to Anwar is that this is the best time, with his purported two-thirds majority support, to amend the Federal Constitution so that only a Malay who is Muslim can become the PM of Malaysia.”

The Machang MP added that now is the right time to kill the DAP leader’s igauan (nightmare).

“This DAP leader has for decades sold a nightmare to Malays and pribumis who headed the independence struggle with blood and tears to fight colonisers for hundreds of years.”

In a speech to Malaysian students in Manchester late last month, Lim expressed hope that Malaysia would not have to wait as long as the US to have a leader from an ethnic minority.

Under the Federal Constitution, the only requirement for someone to be PM, as per Article 43(2)(a), is that the premier be an MP, who, in the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s judgement, has majority support.

Meanwhile, Article 160 defines a Malay as a person who professes the religion of Islam, habitually speaks the Malay language and conforms to Malay customs.

This definition does not cover Orang Asli or natives of Sabah and Sarawak.

Earlier today (Dec 14), UMNO supreme council member Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi branded the DAP veteran politically immature over his statement.

“It’s true that the Federal Constitution does not explicitly state that the PM must be a Malay. So, why make this issue a hot topic?

“Lim himself admitted that he did not want to be PM and was sceptical of a Chinese becoming PM in the next 100 years. Let political maturity take place naturally, not by force. There is no need for this matter to be brought up and made into a sensational issue.” – Dec 14, 2023

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