Millennium Malay is an attempt at waking up the Malay from his slumber. For too long, he has been asleep comfortably ensconced in his Malay corner of the world where he is rarely tested and his instincts for survival, have become jaded from too much protection by his leaders. He thinks this comfort zone can last forever, and gets annoyed when reminded to get up and run. Why the hurry? What’s the rush? The world can go by for all he cares; in this corner of the world called Tanah Melayu, he is king. No one can dislodge him, his primacy as Bumiputra cannot be called into question. Or so he thinks.
Current events especially in the wake of the 2008 General Election have rocked the Malay world to its seams. The Malay – from top political leaders to the humble villagers – is in turmoil. This is no longer dilemma. It is a crisis. And more than anything else, it is a crisis of identity that he has got to resolve. This book is about the Malay identity crisis, and offers solutions on how to resolve it.