I share this view and agree totally with what he said yesterday at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in Shah Alam (read h e r e).
The on-going Umno general assembly at the PWTC has discussed and debated various issues pertaining to the Malays' achievement in economics, politics and other areas. Even there were suggestions for the government to abolish all subsidies and grants to the Malays and Bumiputras.
Umno should consider making any wrong moves before coming to conclude that the Malays are ready for everything. Some delegates even went to the extreme opinion that the government should liberalise all sectors and let the Malays compete in the open market, without having to resort to any government's incentives.
Yes, the Malays can compete in the open market. However, many would not agree to suggestions that the government should stop 'pampering' the Malays with too many incentives, grants and other sorts of assistance.
Musa was concerned for the fate of the Malays in five or ten years to come should they are let to doing things on their own without ample assistance from the government.
Lack of confidence, too can lead the Malays be laggards for a long time.
Musa said the negative mentality clearly showed when Malay thinkers and proponents kept saying things like "habislah Melayu" (finish lah the Malays) and "apalah nak jadi pada Melayu?" (what will happen to the Malays?" when faced with national issues.
The solution suggested was "ketuanan Melayu" (Malay supremacy), but modern history had proven that the master race concept had failed, especially when faced with competition from those with a high level of knowledge and expertise in various fields, and are advance in science and technology, he said.
"To me, if we are looking for a slogan, "keterasan Melayu" (Malay vanguard) is a better and more suitable choice," he said.