MELAKA (Bernama): The Malays appear to be caught in a race to embarrass one another and are obsessed with the blame game, which only reflects poorly on themselves, says the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.
He said the nation's political culture now had created a new obsession, that is of a racist nature and promoting thinking that prioritises loyalty to a group than accepting the importance of the truth, and influencing minds to give more importance to that particular group than the survival of the ummah (Muslim) in general.
Sultan Nazrin said the Malays now appeared to be increasingly weak because they had lost the spirit of “ukhuwah” (brotherhood), were weak in character, and sinking in the race for materialistic gain and increasingly intoxicated in the competition for power.
“Islam has built a Malay race that is disciplined, trustworthy, honest, noble and sincere. Islam has united the Malays by building a solid brotherhood, so much so the Malays are strongly united and emerged as a strong race, but today the Malays seem to be getting weaker,” he added.
Sultan Nazrin said this in his speech at the appointment of members of the Melaka Islamic Council (Maim) and the Melaka Council of Syariah Court Judges and Registrars in Bandar Hilir here Friday (Dec 7).
Also present were the Yang Di-pertua Negeri of Melaka Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob and Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari. - Bernama
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