The Sun reported the Information Minister, Zainuddin Maidin saying,
" Bangsa Malaysia must be founded on the Social Contract."
(Read here for more)
WE say to YOU :
" You are DEAD WRONG, Minister.The history of this country should NOT be manipulated to suit the Information Minister's or UMNO's or any politician's RACIAL agenda.BANGSA MALAYSIA must be founded on, and only on, the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
YOU are deliberately and irresponsibly MISLEADING the present generation of Malaysians for some narrow and mischievous political and racial agenda."
" The REAL history is that the independence of the nation called Malaya (then) was forged through a consensus made by the leaders of the various ethnic communities.
And that understanding and/or consensus which took place between these leaders was ENSHRINED in a WRITTEN document called the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
The BASIS of that consensus and which is to be complied by future generations of Malaysians is articled in the Federal Constitution, and NO WHERE else.
The so-called "Social Contract" often quoted by UMNO (which does not exist in any formal or written form) does NOT, CANNOT and should NOT over-ride the supremacy of the Federal Constitution in any form or manner.
What every Malaysian needs to only know instinctively is that it is FROM the Federal Constitution, NOT from some conversations or from latter-day recollections of personalities, that the birth and the foundation of our nation was established. "
Read here: "Our 'Social Contract' is a Lie"
".. But even if you take it as a given that the social contract exists, can you tell me what on earth it is?
There is simply NO explicit documentation of its sacrosanct status.
Those who make sweeping claims and base them on this "social contract" need to come clean and answer a few basic questions.
What does this social contract state.
Where can I find it?
Where can I find the source of its magical and unstoppable power?..."
"..The "social contract" as it is understood by our government is completely and totally flawed, and must be thrown out.Read here article "Historically Speaking,There is NO Social Contract on Malay Supremacy (Ketuanan Melayu)"
The true meaning of our social contract is to give all Malaysians a fair stake in our country and its socioeconomic life.
That is the point of our Constitution and our social contract, and to understand it otherwise is to do a disservice to our founding fathers and the Constitution they gave us...."
"....(Some) argued that there was a Social CONTRACT giving non-Malays citizenship in return for Malay supremacy.
But where is this in the Constitution? It simply is NOT there!
I challenge anyone to look and find references to a "Social Contract" or explicit trade in historical sources. There is NO quid pro quo deal.
The fact that virtually none of the other sources I have read discuss such a trade indicates that if there was such a trade, it was struck privately between Alliance leaders and NEVER made public.
As far as the common man was concerned, there was NO 'Social Contract'....."