MY SAY: Ketuanan is about guardianship

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2008) MY SAY: Ketuanan is about guardianship. The Edge.

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Today the word "boss" is used pervasively. One can be called "boss" at the most unexpected of times by a parking attendant, a salesperson, or just anyone with whom you deal with. In a way, it is subtly polite and conveys a certain respect by those who utter it, without any sense of being inferior, less still to imply a subordinate or "slave" relationship, even mometarily! Somehow it is nicely done, perhaps in good fun. Change boss to mean "tuan", and suddenly the fun is gone, especially among the political paranoiacs. All of a sudden, it conjectures a derogatory meaning, not because "tuan" is "boss" but rather, because the one who utters it habours an inferior complex that he or she is now a "hamba" or slave.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special topics-Including air pollution, automation,consumer demand, famines, flow of funds,etc.
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 00:42
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 00:42

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