The pledge was introduced on August 31, as a way to foster unity among Malaysians. The Malay nationalist politician Mahathir Mohamadwho lost his seat as an UMNO candidate in the 10 May election blamed the riot on the government especially the then Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman for being "simple-minded" and not planning for a prosperous Malaysia where the Malays have a share of the economic stake.
Malaysian general election, Run-up to polling day The causes of the rioting can be analysed to have the same root as the riots in Singapore, the event rooted from sentiments before the campaigning was bitterly fought among various political parties prior to polling day on 10 Mayand party leaders stoked racial and religious sentiments in order to win support.
On 12 May, thousands of Chinese marched through Kuala Lumpur, parading through predominantly Malay areas, hurling insults which led to the incident.
The Opposition had tied with the Alliance for control of the Selangor state legislature, a large setback in the polls for the Alliance.
These include a generation gap and differences in interpretation of the constitutional structure by the different races in the country Such usage of the incident in political discourse has been criticised; the Tunku stated: Declaration of emergency[ edit ] The government ordered an immediate curfew throughout the state of Selangor.
The special privileged position of Malay political power however is guaranteed under Article of the Constitution written during Malayan independence. The Opposition had tied with the Alliance for control of the Selangor state legislature, a large setback in the polls for the Alliance.
The poorer, more rural Malays became jealous of Chinese and Indian prosperity. Curfews continued in most parts of the country, but were gradually scaled back.
With Parliament suspended, the NOC became the supreme decision-making body for the next 18 months. The restoration of order in the country was gradually achieved. Although most of the killings occurred on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the burning and looting of Chinese shops and houses by Malays continued on Thursday and Friday with over houses burnt.
There had been several incidents of racial conflict between Malays and Chinese before the riots. Based on newly declassified documents at the Public Records Office in Londonthe book alleged that contrary to the official account that had blamed the violence on opposition parties, the riot had been intentionally started by the "ascendent state capitalist class" in UMNO as a coup d'etat to topple Tunku Abdul Rahman.
In particular, a large Gerakan procession welcomed the Gerakan leader V. The riot ignited the capital Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding area of Selangor — according to Timespreading throughout the city in 45 minutes.
One towkay recently told a Malay official: On 12 May, thousands of Chinese marched through Kuala Lumpur, parading through predominantly Malay areas, hurling insults which led to the incident.
The 13 May incident refers to the Sino-Malay sectarian violence in Kuala Lumpur (then part of the state of Selangor), Malaysia.
The riot occurred in the aftermath of the Malaysian general election when opposition parties made gains at the expense of the ruling coalition, the Alliance Party.
Sino-Malay tensions surfaced again in Singapore in following the outbreak of the racial riots in Malaysia after the General Election. Many incidents of Sino-Malay clashes erupted and the situation was brought under control following security sweeps by the Police and armed forces throughout Singapore.
Five people were injured in a riot outside Low Yat Plaza on Sunday. The clash has raised concern about the state of race relations in Malaysia. Jul 17, · A most unlikely place for a race riot to occur.
A monorail train travels above the Bukit Bintang shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, July 4, The 13 May incident refers to the Sino-Malay sectarian violence in Kuala Lumpur (then part of the state of Selangor), Malaysia.
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