Darah Putih

January 2, 2015 @ MoC

“Darah putih” (lit. “white blood”). A Malay of noble ancestry, his/her blood is white, not blue. This idiom may be linked to the tragic legendary Princess Mahsuri of Langkawi Island. Accused of adultery by her jealous mother-in-law, Mahsuri was executed by a dagger. It is said that white blood flowed out as a proof of her innocence. Sultan Alaudin Riayat Shah 1 who ruled Malacca was said to be related to Mahsuri. After his death, he came to be known as Marhum Berdarah Putih.

[MALAY LANGUAGE @ MoC ColorCorpus]

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