Terjumpa lagi tulisan tentang usaha awal menyatupadukan Dunia Melayu:
"However, not all Austronesians accepted colonial rule--in fact most did not. Revolts against the Dutch, the Spanish, the Americans, and Portuguese were frequent and intellectual movements dedicated themselves to the single task of rebuilding nationhood by reasserting the culture and the past of the Austronesian forbearers. In the 1860s, King Kalākaua of Hawai'i--an independent kingdom at that time-- founded one of the earliest nationalist newspapers in the Pacific. Ka Hōkū o Ka Pakīkīpa (The Star of the Pacific), which as the name suggest was nationalistic, progressive and Pan-Pacific. In 1879, he authored a bill in the Hawaiian parliament--the first democratically elected national parliament in Austronesia--to formally declare Hawai'i as an Asiatic Malay state and went around the world in 1881 making visits to Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and India. King Kalākaua through discussions with Maharajah Sultan Abubakar bin Tuan Ibrahim of Johor, Malaysia, began to formulate the idea of "Pan-Malay Unity" and discussed the idea of a federation to combat colonialism. The Maharaja was already well known among the Hawaiian royals for gifts such as tiger claw necklaces (which can be seen in official portraits of Queen Emma and Princess Pauahi) and would later give King Kalākaua a copy of the Malay translation of the Quran.
|Queen Emma of Hawai'i wearing the tiger necklace that was a gift from Johor|