2015: Year the Malays saw red
Yup, I’m talking about the Red Rally of 16 Sept 2015.
The photo below – click to enlarge – shows the Himpunan Merah massed at the gate of Chinatown. What do you think the Red Shirts would have done if the FRU barricade had not held them back?
What kind of people can make other people react like this?
Portuguese invaders occupied Malacca from 1511 to 1641. That’s a rule of 130 years. Malays subjugated by these first white colonizers did not mengamok.
The Dutch ruled Malacca between 1641 and 1825. That makes it 184 years that Malays were under the rule of another set of white invaders. The Malays did not mengamok against the Dutch either.
Then came the English who not only ruled over Malacca as part of the Straits Settlements but pretty much colonized the entire peninsula. In 1791, the British claimed Penang island making it the starting date of the British colonization of Malaya.
Discounting a short period during World War Two, Malaya was part of the British empire in the Far East for a period of 166 years. Although there was the assassination of JWW Birch, the Malays never otherwise mengamok against the British rulers.
The Japanese occupation of Tanah Melayu began on 8 Dec 1941 and lasted until 4 Sept 1945 when Japan’s imperial army surrendered to the Allied forces who were victors of WWII. Malays were under the rule of the Japanese for a total of three years nine months. They did not mengamok against the Japanese invaders either.
The interregnum refers to the very brief period when Malaya fell to the Chinese insurgents who had taken up arms during the war. Following the withdrawal of Japanese troops on 14 Aug 1945, the Bintang Tiga seized control. The communists were de facto rulers of the land, so to speak, until 3 Sept 1945 when British troops returned.
Malaya was under the rule of Chinese communists for a mere 20 days. In those three weeks, the Malays mengamok against the Cina komunis to the extent that areas in Perak and Johor where the clashes occurred flowed with rivers of blood.
To recap the timeline …
Tanah Melayu dijajah kaum asing:
- Portugis — 130 tahun — Melayu takde amok
- Belanda — 184 tahun — Melayu takde amok
- Inggeris — 166 tahun — Melayu takde amok
- Jepun — 3-¾ tahun — Melayu takde amok pun
- Cina — 3 minggu — Melayu amok sakan
In fact, amok against the communists was so intense that there were more deaths during that 20-day interregnum of 1945 than there were during May 13.
So what was it about ad hoc Chinese rule that made the Malays go berserk when close to 450 years (combined) of colonization by various occupiers – Portuguese, Dutch, English and Japanese – had nowhere near the same catastrophic effect?
CLUE: Look at the behaviour of present-day Bintang Lima who are the spiritual heirs of the B3 terrorists in the jungle.
You begin to understand the lessons taught by history and why these inheritors of the communist saka are likewise making the Malays of today feel besieged. If there were no Bintang Lima, there would not be any Baju Merah in retaliation.
MCA memang tak mampu sekolahkan kaumnya
Ali Tinju – pix below – asks that MCA “sekolahkan kaum kamu dulu (kerana) bangsa kamu adalah penipu”.
Logically speaking, there are too many Chinese for us to be stereotyped as “cheaters” all.
Worldwide, including members of the diaspora, there are some 1,160,000,000 Han Chinese. Such a big number obviously cannot be pigeonholed into one racial character trait as Ali Tinju suggests.
However there is a small group of political ringleaders – identifiable and countable – who have no compunction to fitnah, tipu and berputar belit.
No hope, no cure
With regard to the Kota Raya phone traders, Ali Tinju asks, “Adakah mereka (MCA) setuju tindakan peniaga Cina itu?”
This question is better asked as to whether MCA agrees with the actions of the scissorati who are employed in the media group owned by the party.
Ali Tinju: “Adakah pemimpin MCA tidak ada kerja lain menyalahkan kaum lain sedangkan kaum kamu buat hal, kurang ajar dan menipu?”
A more relevant question: Why was MCA so reluctant to chastize the Bersih 4.0 participants whose antics crossed the line and what action has the party taken against its former president Ling Liong Sik who attended the Bersih Global rally in Perth?
Source: ProjekMMO news item on Dec 22 for the Ali Tinju quotes