1Malaysia vs Malaysian Malaysia

1Malaysia is a concept founded and advocated (at least it was, before GE13) by our current Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak while Malaysian Malaysia is an old concept reignited by
Lim Kit Siang of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). [as per www.wikipedia.org/Malaysian_Malaysia]. The name of the concepts may be similar but the ideology behind it is substantially different

Malaysian Malaysia fights for equal rights among citizens regardless of race while 1Malaysia upholds the special position of Malays (under Article 153 of the Federal Constitution) while protecting the rights and welfare of non-Malays

By now you should be able to see that the concept of Malaysian Malaysia courts a lot of controversy as it coincides with a provision in our Constitution. One cannot ignore the benefits of the concept though. Through the ideology of Malaysian Malaysia, there will be equality among the races (at least in terms of position and opportunity). Only equality can counter racism and discrimination

But of course as a law student, I believe in the sanctity of the Federal Constitution. As long as Article 153 is part of the Federal Constitution, I will respect that and uphold it. Perhaps one day Malaysians may achieve a level of maturity where it no longer matters what race you are or which country your ancestors came from. Then we no longer need provisions such as Article 153 because we will only see ourselves as Malaysians