As we'd once left Singapore, now Laila and I had recently been considering moving from the Malay Peninsula altogether.
We might have created a force large enough to clear the Malay Peninsula, then Southeast Asia, and from there, who knows?
Kuching means ‘Cat City’ in Malay; nobody will look sideways at those who hug street strays or shriek ‘pusspusspuss!’
Not even the most rage-intoxicated Malay could withstand the shock.
"I tell you, Bududreen, that it will be quite safe," the tall Malay was saying.
The capital was then but a small straggling Malay village, consisting of a few nipa-palm houses.
Directly behind the Malay lay the heavy chest of Professor Maxon.
The Malay had a moment of hesitation, and Lingard noticed the sunken eyes, the prominent ribs, and the worn-out look of the man.
Do you know, sir, that a dam' Malay like a monkey is in charge of your ship—and no one else.
The Malay runs amuck, and such is the British diplomatic style in dealing with us.
1590s, from native name Malayu. As an adjective from 1779; earlier adjective form was Malayan (1660s).