Malay Nationalism, Islamic Supremacy and the Constitutional Bargain in the Multi-ethnic Composition
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (2006) 13, pp 95–118
This article examines the legal and political developments fuelled by Malay
nationalism (Ketuanan Melayu) and demands for Islamic supremacy, which has
caused inter-ethnic distrust in Malaysia. I argue that Malay nationalism and demands for religious supremacy constitutes a betrayal of the constitutional bargain and threatens the rights of minority communities.