Not that ethnicity matters. Its doesnt, arent we all the same, Malaysians.
WHy doesnt Pak Lah qualify as ethnic Chinese? After all, his grandfather came from Hainan Island in South China? Well, his grandfather married a Malay woman. And Pak Lah cultural affinity is with the Malays, and he has been practising Malay.
Doesnt Kak Wan practise Malay? Culturally, doesnt that enough to qualify as Malay? Yes through and thru. But her parentage are not Malay in any percentage. Her childrens are Malays.
This shows that the Malays are accepting people, accept people from different ethnic stock and accept them as Malays.
How to qualify as Malay? Being Muslim and practise Malay customs and culture. After one generation with one parent being Malay, you are a Malay.
Now back to the main story that Kak Wan will be the first ethnic Chinese PM of Malaysia.
Truth is, Malaysia hasnt had 100% ethnic Malay PM for years, not since the time of the late Tun Abdul Razak. This shows that Malays of Malaysia are happy to be ruled by other ethinicity, as long as they practise Malay culture and custom.
Tun Mahathir father came from Kerala.
Tun Hussein Onn stock came from Turkey
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi stock from China.
Of the three main leaders in Pakatan, who do you think would be most acceptable as PM?
Haji Abdul HAdi Awang wouldnt be acceptable to Malaysian Chinese and other non Muslims.
Lim Kit Siang wouldnt be acceptable to the Muslims and the Malays.
And Anwar Ibrahim hasnt got a seat in Parliament yet. So he cant be a PM.
That will only leave Kak Wan...the acceptable choice for PM of Malaysia.