Thursday, September 26, 2013

Part 2 about Cp....from a friend.

I blame the skewed understanding of history among Malaysians, as well as attempts to rewrite history, on the Malaysian education system. The best way to get the nation together is to say that Malaya was colonised. The only times Malaya was wholly colonised was between 1942 and 1945, then again in 1946 until 1948. The Portuguese colonised Malacca, so did the Dutch. The rest of the Malay Peninsula were divided into various sovereign states.
Let me give you a brief history lesson on the MALAY peninsula:
The British came here for want of economic materials, and as a result of the various treaties with the respective states’ Sultan and Raja, the various states in Malaya became protectorates, administered by British Residents who were employed by the various Sultans and Rajas. Save for the Strait Settlements, the rest of the Malay Peninsula were never British colonies. Initially, the states of Perak, Selangor, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan all had their own Resident, but decided to have a common Resident as mentioned in Clause 4 of the Treaty of the Federation, 1895:
The above named Rulers agree to accept a British officer, to be styled the Resident General as the agent and representative of the British government under the government of the Straits Settlement. They undertake to provide him with a suitable accommodation with such salary as determined by Her Majesty’s government and to follow his advice in all matters of administration other than those touching the Mohammadan religion. The appointment of the Resident General will not affect the obligations of the Rulers towards the British Resident now existing or hereafter to be appointed to offices in the above mentioned protected states.
In return for the access to economic gains, Britain promised the states protection against threats. The protectorate over the Malay states does not amount to colonisation and sovereignty but prevents occupation or conquest of the protectorate by other nations (as evident during the Japanese invasion of Malaya). This differs from a colony in that the protectorates do not form an integral part of the territories of Great Britain.
As mentioned, the Malay states were made up of nine sovereign states, headed by the Sultan/Raja, and advised by a British adviser, with Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Pahang and Perak forming the Federated Malay States, while the rest were termed as the Unfederated Malay States with individual treaties with the British. Malacca, Penang and Singapore became part of the colonies as part of the Straits Settlement. Three legal cases became the test for the independent-nature of the sovereign states, namely the Mighell vs Sultan of Johore (1894), Duff Development Co. Ltd vs Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan & Anor (1924), and the Pahang Consolidated Co. Ltd vs State of Pahang (1931-32).
Therefore, on 31st August, 1957, the independence we gained was from feudalism, and not colonialism as we were brought up to believe in. On that day, the Sultans and Rajas were removed of their British advisers who administered their state on their behalf, and were now advised by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet (Chief Minister and Executive Councillors on state level). The constitution of rulership was continued but modified to include parliamentary democracy.
Since the independence we gained on 31st August, 1957 was from feudalism (the governing of the nation by a government elected by the people as opposed to British-appointed advisers), when did the nationalist movement for this independence actually began? It was upon the formation of the Malayan Union of 1946, an idea conceived during the Second World War and first presented to the British War Cabinet in May 1944 which required the Malay rulers to concede ALL powers to the British Crown, another indicator of the independent nature of the Malay states before the Japanese occupation. That started the ball rolling for the independence we now have.
Characters such as Burhanuddin Helmi, Ibrahim Yaacob, Hassan Manan, Mokhtaruddin Lasso, Ahmad Boestamam, Shamsiah Fakeh all fought for an independent Malaya under Javanese rule under the banner of Melayu Raya. You can read more on this in my posting The Road to Merdeka: Persekutuan Tanah China dated 6th September 2013. There you can read more about the characters mentioned, and also how that movement is linked to Chin Peng’s attempt to turn Peninsular Malaysia/Malaya into a communist state aligned with China.
The question whether Chin Peng was a contributor to the independence does not arise at all; he only assumed command of the Communist Party of Malaya when his predecessor, Loi Tak a.k.a Loi Tek a.k.a Lai Teck absconded with the movement’s funds in 1947. Why would the staunchly anti-communist British regard the Communist Party of Malaya as brothers-in-arms fighting the Japanese? Loi Tak, the Secretary-General of the CPM was a spy for the French colonial authorities in Vietnam to penetrate the Vietnamese freedom fighters and communists. You can read more in British Intrigue & The CPM: Some Characters.
And the remark made by Mariam Mokhtar that without the CPM, the Japanese in Malaya would not have been defeated is a feeble and shallow attempt to rewrite history. On 13th August 1945, Sukarno and Drs Hatta met up with Burhanuddin Helmi and Ibrahim Yaakob in Taiping to discuss the independence of Malaya under Javanese rule. In attendance was Major General Hirokichi Umezu of the Imperial Japanese Army. Ibrahim Yaakob was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Japanese Volunteer Army (Giyuugun). That effectively says that from that date, until the formal surrender of the Japanese military on 2nd September 1945, the Imperial Japanese Army remained undefeated.
Chin Peng fought against a collectively independent Malaya in 1948, a Malaya that was not colonised. Therefore, what was he fighting for? Was he planning to drive out the British advisers and become advisers in turn to the Malay rulers? According to Prof Dr Cheah Boon Kheng, the ratio of Chinese to Malays in communist-front organisations was 15:1, and as high as 50:1 in the CPM itself (The Star, Red Star Over Malaya, Sunda, 29th November, 2009). Do we honestly think they had the support of the whole population of Malaya? Whose interests would have been protected or preserved had they gotten their way then? Therefore the label “Chinese communists” as mentioned by Mariam Mokhtar is an apt description.
Mariam Mokhtar should also get her facts right (Chin Peng Has The Last Laugh, Malaysiakini, 23rd September 2013). Because of the ratio above, the Emergency was in essence a battle between the Malays who were trying to preserve their identity and religion, and the non-Malays who were against the CPM, against the Chinese-majority CPM that was bent on setting up a satellite communists state here. Mariam mentioned that atrocities were not just committed by Chin. Peng, but by both sides because “Malaya was on a war footing”. Since when was Malaya on a war footing? Who committed the first atrocity in 1948? Why was he fighting against an independent Malaya? And why did he not stop after the Tunku had announced our independence in 1956?
Chin Peng betrayed the people of Malaya. At the Baling talks, he promised the Tunku that the CPM would lay down their arms immediately if the British agreed to transfer power over internal security and defence into the hands of the Tunku’s Umno-MCA-MIC Alliance Government. Did he do it? No. He continued to kill Malayans/Malaysians for a further 34 years after the talks.
Chin Peng may be gone. And on every 16th September, Malaysia Day would be more meaningful – the day the man who butchered 10,000 of the people he had wanted to liberate, finally kicked the bucket on foreign soil.
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
In the final instalment, I will cover non-Malaysian Chin Peng’s request to be allowed to visit Sitiawan.

Monday, September 23, 2013

from a friend about CP (part 1)

The greatest news I received on Malaysia Day was of Chin Peng’s death. I was some 250 nautical miles from Kuantan and had been sailing for more than a week without receiving any form of news from home, so imagine my feeling of jubilation.
Yes, it has almost been 24 years since the signing of the peace treaty in Hatyai between the Government of the Federation of Malaysia and the Communist Party of Malaya. I will cover more on the treaty in the second part. Many do not understand that the treaty was about the ending of hostilities between the two parties, but not about the CPM having to give their ideology up. So, when The Sunday Star decided to ask 19-year olds if the thought the communist is still a threat my mind instinctively asked, “what is the purpose of asking those who were still swimming inside testicles when the treaty was signed?” It just hinted malicious intent. Of late, the popular mainstream daily and ASTRO’s Awani sound like some leftist publications.
Many in KL would not remember the bombings, and shootings of police officers that occurred in KL itself. The last. I heard of a gun-battle between the police and the CPM was in May 1983 on the old trunk road between Gombak and Janda Baik, near Mimaland. One policeman died, the other wounded but managed to kill both Min Yuens.
I read with disgust both on the mainstream media as well as on the online social media how sympathisers asked the government to allow for Chin Peng’s ashes be brought back to Sitiawan. After all, “the man is more a threat alive than when he is dead” quoted a member of a BN component party. If that was supposed to have moved me, then it had failed miserably.
Equally disgusting was the comparisons made between the bodies of the Sulu terrorists, bomb-making terrorists Azahari and Nordin Mat top, with Chin Peng. Nobody ever claimed the bodies of the Sulu terrorists, Azahari and Nordin Mat Top were Malaysian citizens and never did they wage war against their people – unlike Chin Peng whom I believe was never a citizen of the Federation of Malaysia, nor was he a citizen of the Federation of Malaya, as described in Part 1.1 (a) of the Second Schedule of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. I doubt Malaysian-born Kamahl calls Malaysia home!
Worst is when PAS members also went to Bangkok to attend the wake of the man so determined to eradicate the Malays and their religion. I suppose in the name of politics and power, God comes second. After all, God is intangible, unlike Chin Peng.
And the statement made by a former Inspector-General of Police on the matter saying that the world would laugh at us if we do not allow Chin Peng’s ashes to be brought back for final rites is an insult to us servicemen (police and military), especially to those who continue to suffer as a result of the loss of limbs, or loss of a father, husband, or son. Perhaps this is why an ex-IGP was made an Ambassador while this ex-IGP continue to find recognition for the things he had done; but all he was famous for was punching Anwar Ibrahim while in custody!

Hitler killed Jews for only five years. Chin Peng waged war against the people he was supposed to liberate for 41 years. Why did not Chin Peng stop as soon as the Tunku had announced Malaya’s independence in Melaka in 1956? Why did he continue to wage war against this nation and her people? The British government servants were all serving the Sultans and Rajas and were answerable to the latter, with the exception of Penang, Melaka and Singapore that were colonies of the British Empire. So Chin Peng was not interested in fighting against colonialism, the Japanese also did that in Malaya!

Chin Peng was more interested in assuming this nation under communism, as a satellite nation to the People’s. Republic of China. And thousands died fighting this man who was adamant to destroy their religion and way of life.

To those who continue to ask for Chin Peng’s ashes to be allowed a final trip to Malaysia, and ask others to move on, forgive and forget, do ask the Jews to forgive Hitler for the five years of atrocities committed against them. Then we should be able to move on eight times the amount of time taken for the Jews to forgive Hitler.
Chin Peng never showed any compassion, nor did he ever exhibit remorse. He was a psychopath worshipped by idiots who deserves not even a single whiff of sympathy.
Therefore, he should just stay out forever and not tarnish the soil of this beloved nation

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jasa mu di Kenang....Tun Dr. Ismail...


Nama sebenar: Ismail bin Dato' Abdul Rahman
Tempat kelahiran: Johor Bharu
Tarikh kelahiran: 4 November 1915

1. Abdul Rahman bin Mohamed Yasin (bapa Tun Dr Ismail) adalah bekas pegawai awam kerajaan Johor dan juga menyandang jawatan Presiden Pertama Dewan Negeri.

2. Zaharah bt Abu Bakar (ibu Tun Dr Ismail) telah meninggal dunia sewaktu Tun Dr Ismail berusia 9 tahun.

3. Tun Dr Ismail mempunyai 8 orang adik beradik.

4. Berkahwin dengan Toh Puan Norashikin binti Dato' Mohd Seth.

5. Tun dan Toh Puan mempunyai 6 orang cahaya mata iaitu 4 anak lelaki dan 2 anak perempuan.

6. Tun Ismail amat menggemari sukan seperti golf, ragbi, tenis, badminton, tinju dan bola sepak.

7. Tun juga amat berminat dalam bidang fotografi.

8. Tun adalah penggemar lagu-lagu melayu asli dan suka mengumpul barang-barang antik.

9. Waktu riadah, Tun suka bercucuk tanam pelbagai jenis bunga dan buah-buahan.

10. Tun Dr. Ismail terkenal di kalangan pemimpin kerajaan dan antarabangsa kerana kebijaksanaannya dalam berhujah serta idea-idea yang membina dan bernas

11. Beliau adalah orang yang mula-mula menganjurkan Dasar Berkecuali Asia Tenggara.

12. Dengan tindakan yang tegas beliau berjaya memulihkan keamanan dalam negara pada masa tragedi 13 Mei 1969.

13. Tun Dr. Ismail pernah memangku jawatan Perdana Menteri ketika Y.T.M Tunku Abdul Rahman dan Tun Abdul Razak berada di luar negara.

14. Menghembuskan nafas terakhir pada 2 Ogos 1973 dalam usia 57 tahun di rumahnya.

> Sekolah English College Johor Bharu.

> Maktab Perubatan King Edward VII College of Medicine, Singapura (1935-1937).

> Melanjutkan pelajaran di Universiti melbourne Australia - Ijazah. (1945).

> Merupakan anak melayu pertama yang lulus di Universiti Melbourne.

1. Membuka klinik perubatan sendiri yang dinamakan Tawakkal dari tahun 1947 - 1952.

2. Juga bekerja secara sambilan di Hospital Besar, Johor Bahru.

3. Dilantik sebagai ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Undangan Negeri Johor dan ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan pada tahun 1948.

4. Mula melibatkan diri sepenuh masa dalam memperjuangkan kemerdekaan tanah air melalui UMNO pada tahun 1953.

5. Menyandang jawatan Menteri Hasil Bumi pada tahun 1953 hingga 1955.

6. Pada 1996, beliau dilantik menjadi Menteri Perdagangan dan Perindustrian yang pertama.

7. Beliau juga terlibat dalam rombongan Ketua Menteri, Y.T.M Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra ke London pada 18 Januari hingga 8 Februari 1956 kerana rundingan mengenai Kemerdekaan.

8., Dr. Ismail dilantik sebagai Duta Besar Persekutuan Tanah Melayu yang pertama ke Washington di samping menjadi Wakil Tetap di Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu.

9. Pada bulan September 1957 beliau hadir di Persidangan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu setelah Malaya di terima sebagai anggota pertubuhan itu.

10. Pada tahun 1959 beliau dilantik sebagai Menteri Hal Ehwal Luar Negeri.

11. Pada tahun 1960 pula beliau dilantik menjadi Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan tiga bulan selepas itu ditugaskan menjalankan kerja-kerja sebagai Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri.

12. Pada tahun 1967, Tun Dr. Ismail mengambil keputusan meletakkan jawatan kerana kesihatan sering terganggu disebabkan penyakit jantung.

13. Walau bagaimanapun beliau telah kembali berkhidmat pada bulan Mei 1969. Beliau telah dilantik menjadi Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri.

14. Tun Razak telah melantik Tun Dr. Ismail sebagai timbalannya di samping menyandang jawatan Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri dan Kementerian Perdagangan dan Perindustrian.

15. Menghadiri Persidangan Menteri-Menteri Kehakiman Komanwel di Australia dan Persidangan Keamanan Dunia melalui undang-undang di Washington pada tahun 1965.

16. Mewakili Malaysia di upacara perlantikan Presiden Filipina dalam bulan Disember 1965.

17. Dalam tahun 1964, semasa konfrantasi Indonesia terhadap Malaysia, Tun Dr. Ismail telah diutus ke New York sebagai ketua rombongan untuk membentangkan perkara Malaysia/Indonesia dalam Majlis Keselamatan pada 5 November 1964.

> Darjah Panglima Mangku Negara oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong pada 31 Ogos 1959.

> Majlis Senat Universiti Malaya turut memperingati dan menghargai jasa beliau dengan mengurniakan Ijazah Kehormat Doktor Undang-Undang pada 13 Jun 1964.

> Oktober 1965, beliau menerima Darjah Kebesaran Vietnam iaitu Vietnam National Order Grand Officer.

> Dikurniakan anugerah Seri Paduka Mahkota Johor (SPMJ) daripada Sultan Johor.

> Pada bulan April tahun 1966 beliau telah di anugerahkan pingat Seri Setia Mahkota (SSM) yang membawa gelaran Tun.

> dikurniakan Bintang Republik Indonesia Kelas Dua. Penghargaan ini diperolehi ketika Presiden Suharto melawat Malaysia pada tahun 1970.

> Dalam Konvensyen Pertama Universiti Sains Malaysia pada 9 Januari 1973 Tun Dr. Ismail telah menerima Ijazah Kehormat Doktor Undang-Undang.

> Jenazah beliau telah disemadikan di Makam Pahlawan Negara di Masjid Negara atas kehendak Tun Abdul Razak. -