Our Problem is that we do not know our Own History. Try naming the names of your ancestors? Many wouldn’t know and wouldn’t care where they came from. If the Malays have no consciousness of their own history, they will be a people without legacies and without Identity.
The blacks in America have begun to get out of the burden of their backward position to be professors, politicians, athletes, and the like. They have a deep consciousness about their origins and they are proud of who they are. I am Black, and am proud of it.
Malay history is rich with examples of thinkers and intellectuals, kings and warriors. Hamka, for example, were among the few scholars in the world who wrote a complete interpretation of the Quran. Can’t we do the same or Even Better? Why don’t we study our own History to Forge a Better Future for Ourselves?