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Encyclopedia > Hashim Suboh

Datuk Hashim Suboh is a Malaysian politician from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the leading party of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. Hashim made headlines in Malaysia in 2006 when he made a number of controversial remarks at the UMNO General Assembly that some labeled as seditious. The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... UMNO Flag The United Malays National Organisation, or UMNO, (Malay: Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu), is the largest political party in Malaysia and a founding member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, which has ruled the country uninterruptedly since its independence. ... Barisan Nasional (National Front or BN) is a political coalition in Malaysia. ... Sedition is a deprecated term of law to refer to covert conduct such as speech and organization that is deemed by the legal authority as tending toward insurrection against the established order. ...


Controversy

In 2005, UMNO Youth Chief Hishammuddin Hussein controversially brandished a kris at the party General Assembly; Hashim later criticised him, asking "when is he going to use it (the weapon)?"
In 2005, UMNO Youth Chief Hishammuddin Hussein controversially brandished a kris at the party General Assembly; Hashim later criticised him, asking "when is he going to use it (the weapon)?"

In 2005, Education Minister and UMNO Youth Chief Hishammuddin Hussein brandished a kris (Malay dagger) at the UMNO General Assembly. The kris, named Panca Warisan, made another appearance at the 2006 General Assembly. On both occasions, it had been used in the context of defending certain special privileges accorded to the Malays under the Constitution of Malaysia. These privileges, sometimes referred to as the Malay Agenda, formed half of the Malaysian social contract, which granted citizenship to non-Malay Malaysians in return for special rights for the Malays. (Such special rights feature heavily in the ideal of ketuanan Melayu or Malay supremacy, which is a feature of UMNO's ideology.) Image File history File links Hisham_Keris. ... Image File history File links Hisham_Keris. ... Dato Seri Hishammuddin Bin Tun Hussein is a Malaysian politician and member of United Malays National Organization (UMNO). ... Dato Seri Hishammuddin Bin Tun Hussein is a Malaysian politician and member of United Malays National Organization (UMNO). ... Kris from Yogyakarta (Java)- Dapur Carubuk The kris or keris is a distinctive, asymmetrical dagger indigenous to Malaysia, Indonesia and the southern Philippines. ... Malays (Dutch, Maleiërs, ultimately from Malay: Melayu) are a diverse group of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in Southeast Asia. ... The Constitution of Malaysia, comprising more than 180 articles, is the supreme law of Malaysia. ... In 2005, UMNO Youth Chief Hishamuddin Hussein brandished the Malay dagger (kris) in support of the Malay Agenda. ... United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Youth Chief Hishammuddin Hussein brandishing the kris (dagger) in defence of ketuanan Melayu. ...


It was after the second instance of Hishammuddin's actions that Hashim made headlines, when Hashim, speaking as an UMNO delegate from the state of Perlis, asked: "Datuk Hisham has unsheathed his keris, waved his keris, kissed his keris. We want to ask Datuk Hisham when is he going to use it?" He continued that "force must be used against those who refused to abide by the social contract", insisting that Hishammuddin be tougher in dealing with the Chinese national-type schools, which though publicly-funded, are generally independent of the public national school system. Hashim's remark provoked a response from the opposition Democratic Action Party, which accused him of creating "concern and disquiet among non-Malays in the country. The statements amount to sedition as they have a seditious tendency".[1] State motto: no State motto Capital Kangar Royal Capital Arau Raja Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Regent Syed Faizuddin Putra Chief Minister Shahidan Kassim Area 810 km² Population  - Est year 2000 198335 State anthem Amin amin ya Rabaljalil Perlis (Jawi ڨرليس) in full Perlis Indera Kayangan, is the smallest state in Malaysia. ... The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... Democratic Action Party (DAP) logo The Democratic Action Party (DAP, Parti Tindakan Demokratik in Malay) is Malaysias largest secular and Socialist opposition party. ...


The original Malay remark was: "Dalam Perhimpunan Agung Umno ini, Datuk Hishammuddin dua kali berturut-turut angkat keris. Jadi, kita nak tanya bila Datuk Hishammuddin nak bertikam pulak?"[2] Translated literally, this would read: "At this UMNO General Assembly, Datuk Hishammuddin has twice raised the keris, So, we want to ask when Datuk Hishammuddin will stab instead?", is ambiguous as depending on the tone used can mean a a goad to use or a sarcasm against Hishammuddin.


Notes and references

  1. ^ 'Hisham and his keris' remark shocks Karpal. (Nov. 18, 2006). Malaysiakini.
  2. ^ Desak kuasa halang persoal kontrak sosial. (Nov. 17, 2006). Berita Harian.

 
 

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