Malaysians are fighting back to reclaim Malaysia from UMNO. One of the best grass-roots movement spearheading this fight is ‘Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia’ (SABM) or loosely translated ‘My race is Malaysian ’ or ‘I am Malaysian’
Interestingly, ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ as a concept was first put forward by Mahathir Mohamed to signal that Malaysians were first and foremost “Malaysians” and not their ethnic, religious or regional bias. Najib has rebranded this concept through 1Malaysia.
But none of the above concepts have gained traction as neither had the political passion and will, intellectual grounding or historical facts to back their concept. This is where ‘Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia’ differs. Driven by individuals committed to the idea of “Bangsa Malaysia” and backed by the original ideas of Malaysia’s ‘Founding Fathers’, the constitution and history, SABM is fast gaining traction on the ground.It has challenged long assumed ‘conventional wisdom’ by pointing out the fact that almost all Malaysians – except the Orang Asli – are immigrants (Kita Semua Pendatang) – including the Malays, that Malaysia is a secular state, that there is no such thing as Malay rights and many other sacred cows.
More importantly, SABM is driven by individuals – ordinary Malaysians – who are not politicians and not interested in becoming politicians – but are concerned with how Malaysia is descending into a basket case. Some of its key members are Haris Ibrahim, Azmi Sharom and Art Harun. If there is a ‘new mandala’ in Malaysia, it would be the result of the hard work from people such as these.
Todate they have covered the main cities of Malaysia and response have been tremendous. Most importantly, SABM is educating Malaysians with the ‘actual’ history of Malaysia.
Watch snippets of these roadshows below.
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow – Kuala Lumpur.
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow – Ipoh.
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow – Penang.
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow – Kota Kinabalu.
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow – Kuching
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow – Melaka.