In 1947, out of every 100 people you met in the Federation of Malaya, 44 were Malays, 39 Chinese, 11 Indians and 5 Indonesians, according to the 1947 census figures.
The population of 1947, in what was termed “British Malaya” (Singapore excluded), was 4,878,400.
- The Malays inclusive of Indonesians were 2,398,200 or 49.2 percent.
- The Chinese were 1,884,500 or 38.6 percent.
- The Indians were 530,600 or 10.8 percent.
NOTE: For the information of the Malayalees, you were enumerated in the national censuses as “INDIANS”
“The significant rise in the proportion of Chinese occurred in the period 1921-47, when their share of the population rose from 29 per cent to 38 per cent,” said Richard Leete in his book Malaysia’s Demographic Transition (Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1996).
Five most dense population centres in 1947:
- Singapore — 679,659 (80.0% urban)
- Penang – 189,068 (56.2% urban)
- Kuala Lumpur – 175,961 (Selangor 38.3% urban)
- Ipoh – 80,894 (Perak 29.5% urban)
- Malacca – 54,507 (26.3% urban)
The urban population in 1947 was 62.3 percent Chinese and 21.1 percent Malay. Therefore in the towns, the Chinese outnumbered Malays three to one.
If you were to read the popular writings in the Malay mass media during the period pre- and post-Second World War, you’d understand how the Malays felt that the floodgates had been suddenly opened to aliens who were swamping their land.
These newcomers looked different, practised a different religion and a different culture, were mostly engaged in occupations different from the traditional Malay agrarian economy, lived apart from the locals and spoke a different language.
ABOVE: DAP rising star Dyana Sofya is pictured bottom right
Great Christian flood to wash away history
The Dapster-evangelistas today still continue to speak a different language in more ways than one. If they were to deign to learn Bahasa Kebangsaan, then perhaps the differences in our society will be blunted.
And if only they were willing to ‘stoop’ to read in BM occasionally, then perhaps their perspectives and worldview will not be so narrow and remain confined to their own ethnic silos.
Now why don’t the delusional Dapster-evangelistas start doing this – reading in the Malay language – instead of wallowing in perpetual hysteria and trying to drown History with copious amounts of Holy Water?
“Victims of their own gullibility”
The content of the Isma website is mostly in Malay. Vocal critics of Isma, however, usually read Isma sieved through the English (sometimes deliberate mistranslation of the) pro-opposition web portals.
As such you get something like this rant — Kafirism: Isma’s gutter politics — Ravinder Singh (The Malay Mail, 20 Apr 2014).
The Islamic group’s response was penned by Umar Hakim Mohd Tajuddin who doubted that Ravinder had read the original Isma article written in BM and comprehended it.
“I truly felt sorry when seeing my fellow Malaysians become the victims of their own gullibility,” said Umar in his rejoinder. See, Just a brotherly reply to Ravinder Singh (Isma portal, 2014)
I’ve noticed the same. i.e. that the pro-opposition ranters tend to fail to check their facts as well as refer to the original source material. A recent example, the fitnah against the National Fatwa Council over the purported “RIP Karpal” injunction.
Isma — the ideological powerhouse
‘DAP may cause another May 13’, warns Isma, it was reported in Malaysiakini today.
Nope. I’m not going to run a poll on this one. The results which I anticipate to such an opinion survey would be too frightening to contemplate.
Now why do you think Isma is able to fire salvo after salvo and hogging the national stage?
Lemme tell you …
Well, not only is Umno PPTA, this BN anchor party is turning into a veginatable patch. In Umno we have @reginalah and in DAP, there is Dyana lah.
If only there was a viable alternative for the election, how many Malays would be quite happy to throw Umno out on its ear, you think?
The “Chindia” business
I’ve saved the best bit for last.
If anyone is curious as to where I plucked my headline from, well, it is inspired by Cikgu Ash.
To find out more how the term “BumiChindia” comes about, please read, http://anaksihamid.blogspot.com/2014/05/whats-new-pussycat.html
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