|Pix from Utusan Malaysia article here on Mekah's Malay community|
He is repeating a call once made by Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim when he was holding the Culture portfolio as Minister.
He wrote here, "... as the Malays become more Muslim, they become less Malay.",
One observation on the nature of Malays is that they are quite flexible. They are able to adapt, or adopt or embrace the best or the worst of other culture and influences.
Being flexible has it's advantage for a race that is still trying to rediscover its past glory and regain back lost time.
However, Johan Jaafar, Rais and many others are concern with Malay adopting other culture and forsaken their own in the name of Islam.
More so, Malays have its own Islamic tradition and intellectual history.