Very Handsy Melayus
I'm a Melayu and I'm pretty proud of it. I feel good about it, too.
Once I learned some Silat, way back when. I learned that I had more body parts that I didn't know exist - and they all hurt after 3 sessions. There was a kind of scare training, too! The teacher gave us half a lime fruit and we were not supposed to eat it. It was to be squeezed into both our eyes. It's like learning to overcome fear when you bounce off on a trampoline and do your first somersault!
Rais Yatem is a keen enthusiast of Melayu culture in all its ramifications. It's rumored that he might challenge Zaid Ibrahim who has declared, "Saya pun Melayu" (I'm Melayu, too!)
I'd spend some cheap Air Asia tickets if they can give 4 weeks advance notice should Rais and Zaid stake it out on a Silat Challenge. ARTERI thinks there might be one.
Keep up your hopes on it. It might even turn out to be a Royal Rumble after May 7th!