Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali Rustam said a person who is a Muslim, converses in Malay and follows the Malay traditions is considered a Malay.
"Even if that person is Chinese or Indian or Kadazan, if they are Muslim or have converted, converse in Malay and follow the Malay tradition, then they are Malays."
"The Kadazans if they are a Muslim, we considered them as Malays, and if they have not embraced Islam, they are Bumiputeras. It is easy to become a Malay."
It wondered whether Mohd Ali Rustam was suggesting that the non-Muslim bumiputras should convert because his differentiation of Muslims from other Bumiputras seemed to suggest first and second class bumiputras.
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