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Today, April 30, is Hari Parti Komunis Malaya.

It’s timely too that a member of the Communist Party of Malaya has a blog.  In it, is a blog post on the CPM’s comic book depicting the story of their 50 years struggle from 1930-80.

I guess you won’t read this in the papers.  So, I am telling it here.

20 years ago, the Haadyai agreement between the Communist Party of Malaya and the government to abandon arms struggle was inked, with much pomp and fair.

However, the existence of these soldiers who fought for Merdeka/Independence of Malaya continue to be ignored, news about them,totally black-out from the media until today.

These soldiers do not need a hero’s welcome or treatment, nor do they need money or medals. But as human beings, they do feel a need to be apart of Malaysia, which they fought for as well.

To share their side of history, they’ve started a blog. Yes, they are IT savvy, too. And this blog is important so that the generation to come will not be deprived of knowing that their freedom and independence come with a heavy price.

That across the borders into Thailand, exist a piece of history that should not be denied not forgotten by Malaysians.

By agreeing to abandon the arms struggle, by accepting their fate to live in Thailand, and by not fighting back when denied a chance to return home and get involved in politics, they gave then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad the full reign to govern this land for 22 years!

We all know how he governed!

The soldiers have gone on in age now, and have their own lives, many have died. Thanks to Thailand, they are at least able to live a decent but not so prosperous life, and raise their families. In their own words, they say:

“History is not made up of one explaination only. This blog does not say that the history you find here is the one and only true version or that only the 10th Regiment under CPM has spilled their blood and fought for the country’s Independence. But this blog would like all who are honest to the facts of history that their contribution cannot be denied.

Taking up arms to fight the colonialists is not something that is wrong. This does not mean that PKM did not want to struggle peacefully at that point in history. But the situation back then made it necessary for us to do so.

Many consider the CPM as a violent and cruel organisation as it launched an arms struggle. CPM was also said to have been led by the Chinese who wanted to colonialised Malaya. The truth is, this is not the case. CPM believes in the Communist ideology, which is based on humanism, social justice, unity and democracy. Its members comprised of all races, including Malays/Muslims and Indians.

Which is why this blog wants to record all the past history of the 10th Regiment so that the (wrong) perception of people can be rectified.

Authored by: Mat Amin, a soldier in the 10th Regiment, who joined the armed struggle, for nearly 20 years. He comes from a family of poor farmers.

Also read ‘The forgotten Women Warriors“. Many of these women are still alive today to tell their side of history.

137 responses »

  1. rainstorm says:

    Thanks Susan for sharing all these as the younger generations don’t know much about it. And the comic book is just great !

  2. oA says:

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    isnt it great to know now that at least CPM was a multiracial party as opposed to the lies unmo is perpetuating that CPM was a Chinese party and it came from a malay cpm.

    unmo lies of convenience know no bound. btw snake and unmo … hmm.

  3. p says:

    Susan,

    Thanks for bring this special feature about the 10th Regiment to us. We the younger ones are happy to learn the history of our country so that we can better contribute to her future.

  4. GoMalaysian says:

    Maybe we need to understand from other side of story…

    not only the story teaching in school…

    Regards,

    马来西亚人为先 上
    GoMalaysian.Blogspot.Com
    http://gomalaysian.blogspot.com/

  5. Thanks Susan..!
    I am 47yrs old and didn’t know about CPM. Better we know now..!!!
    Good for our present generations & for the future…!!!

    At least CPM was multi racial. Look at our many “seperated” race based party…..

    And…………… they call it 1 Malaysia..!!!!!!!!!

    I wonder………………………………………………………………….

  6. tt says:

    [10th Regiment would have easily sorted out the ringing in the ears of Mamaq Zambry and so solved the Perak crisis]

    USUL LUCUT JAWATAN SIVAKUMAR SEBAGAI SPEAKER – mkini

    Pejabat Setiausaha Dewan Negeri Perak telah menerima satu usul untuk melucutkan V Sivakumar dari jawatan Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Perak.

    kah kah kah …. KAH KAH KAH… kah kah kah…

    kah kah kah…..MACAM MANA NAK BUAT NI ?…SPEAKER TAK BOLEH DI BUANG KECUALI DIA LETAK JAWATAN … ATAU DEWAN DI BUBAR ….kah kah kah…

    kah kah kah… BILA DEWAN BERSIDANG SPEAKER DAH ADA….kah kah kah..

    kah kah kah….SPEAKER BUKAN BODOH MACAM TELO… BILA ADA AJENDA NAK BUANG…. SPEAKER TAK TERIMA AJENDA ITU….. kah kah kah…

    kah kah kah… FRUST MENONGGENG…kah kah kah….

    kah kah kah… INI MACAM PAK PANDIR NAK MAKAN PISANG BAKAR… kah kah kah….

    woit……BUBAR SAJE DEWAN UNDANGAN…. kah kah kah…

    kah kah kah… TEST MARKET …. NAK JADI PAK PANDIR NAK BUAT APA?….kah kah kah..

    p/s: ADA NAMPAK KHIR TOYO ? KALAU JUMPA DIA TOLONG MINTA PENYAPU kah kah kah.

    Dicatat oleh Tukar Tiub

  7. tt says:

    [This also would have been solved easily]

    HANYA RAKYAT BOLEH NILAI SAYA – AHMAD SAID – mstar

    HULU TERENGGANU: Menteri Besar Terengganu Ahmad Said berkata hanya rakyat yang boleh membuat penilaian sama ada beliau berjaya atau gagal dalam menerajui negeri ini.

    KAH KAH KAH… kah kah kah…. KAH KAH KAH…

    woit… MUNKEE NI DAH JOIN REFORMASI…. RAKYAT HAKIM NEGARA!!!….kah kah kah…

    kah kah kah… LAWAN TETAP LAWAN…. kah kah kah…

    kah kah kah….SATU MALAYSIA SUKA HATI BILA GEROMBOLAN GADUH…. kah kah kah…

    kah kah kah… GADUH… GOCOH… BELANKONG…TIBAI…. RAKYAT SEMUA SUKA…. kah kah kah….

    p/s: ADA NAMPAK AZALINA ? DIA ZOOOOOOM KE MANA ?… kah kah kah..

    Dicatat oleh Tukar Tiub

  8. kookaburra says:

    Nationalism and tribalism
    Azly Rahman
    Nov 21, 06 11:32am

    Umno Perlis delegate Hashim Suboh was quoted in a New Straits Times report as saying at the end of the debate on economy and education issues that “Datuk Hisham (Umno Youth chief Hishammuddin Hussein) has unsheathed his keris, waved his keris, kissed his keris. We want to ask Datuk Hisham when is he going to use it?”

    The Perlis delegate made the remark while saying “force must be used against those who refused to abide by the social contract” in relation to Hishammuddin’s alleged weakness in dealing with demands from the Chinese schools. – malaysiakini report, Nov18, 2006.

  9. ktteokt says:

    I have personally visited the communist hide out in Betong, Thailand. There is a museum there showing the activities of the communist army together with their equipment. It also showed that CPM was a multiracial party as opposed to the idea given by UMNO. The members have put down their weapons and turned to trading around the hideout and they are very friendly people.

  10. tiga cuckoo says:

    IF WE don’t get to see her, we will sue the Kelantan royal family. That’s the stand of Ms Manohara Odelia Pinot’s family.

    They claimed that the 17-year-old Indonesian-French model was abducted by her husband, a Kelantan prince.

    In a report published in Utusan Malaysia yesterday, sister Dewi Sariasi Pinot, 20, said she will be heading to Kuala Lumpur soon with her lawyer to discuss the suit.
    http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,200463,00.html

    ARREST THE INDONESIANS FOR INSULTING THE GODLY MALAYSIAN ROYALTY. TEACH INDONESIANS TO BE GREATFUL.

  11. wits0 says:

    Extract From Spencer Chapman’s ‘The Jungle is Neutral’ :

    “The Chinese guerillas Chapman refers to in the book belonged to the large Chinese minority in Malaya. Strongly anti-Japanese, (wouldn’t you be? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre), they formed the bulk of the Malayan Peoples’ Anti-Japanese Army, the Communist-led guerilla movement Chapman fought with, and the only significant anti-Japanese force in the country. After the war, the Malayan Communists turned against the British, who stupidly thought they could return as colonial masters. Britain actually had better luck suppressing Communist guerillas than the French and Americans had in Vietnam, but it wasn’t pretty: One of their counterinsurgency measures was to forcibly relocate half a million people. The war lasted ten years, until Malaya’s independence in 1957. (Malaya later joined with parts of Borneo to form what today is Malaysia.)”


    A must(and great) read if anyone wants to understand the way it was.
    http://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Neutral-Soldiers-Two-Year-Japanese/dp/1592281079

  12. tiga cuckoo says:

    AN OPPOSITION party has further stoked the controversy over Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s alleged involvement in the murder of a Mongolian model.

    Yesterday, PAS (Parti Islam SeMalaysia) asked for a royal commission to be set up to probe the matter.

    They submitted a letter to the Malay Rulers’ Council stating their case on why the probe into the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu should continue.
    http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,200464,00.html?

    DON`T EXPECT ANYTHING FROM THIS.
    ROYALTY NEED NAJIB MORE THAN THEY NEED PKR.

  13. tiga lain says:

    “One of their counterinsurgency measures was to forcibly relocate half a million people.”

    And they did not turn into suicide bombers

  14. wits0 says:

    Kookaburra, it surely is tribalism, alright. Revision of history as well. All along.

    Other ppl sacrificed paid heavily to defeat the Japanese, Communists and later the Indonesian Confrontation but umno claimed the credit with their so-called perjuangan which Patrick Teoh has also awarded the NIAMAH!!

  15. tiga lain says:

    So how do we separate Islam from our daily lives? A non-Muslim who has a relationship or affair with a Muslim is said to have done something wrong because the other partner is a Muslim. Non-Muslims who employ Muslims in their pubs or discos commit a crime because Muslims must not handle liquor. Non-Muslims who sell beer to Muslims commit a crime because Muslims are forbidden from drinking. Non-Muslim employees who refuse to allow their Muslim staff time off for prayers would be in trouble with the government. Non-Muslims living next door to a mosque who complain about the ‘noise’ would get death threats — that is if they are lucky enough to escape ISA detention. And so on and so forth, the list is endless.

    If non-Muslims raise any issue they would be reminded that this is a Muslim country and they do so at their own peril. They can even get detained without trial or charged for sedition for complaining about certain Islamic policies or issues related to Islam.
    http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/21204/84/

  16. anonymous dud says:

    so if mat rempits start up a party and rebel and killing spree innocent people and go exile, they ought to receive pardon and welcome back to malaysia ? well, call them nationalist or independence fighter is just a farce, murder is murder, just like a murderer goes into exile after >20 years and all should be forgotten then …..

  17. kittykat46 says:

    tiga lain “And they did not turn into suicide bombers”
    Suicide bombing wasn’t fashionable then.

    My father narrowly escaped being killed by them, long before I was born. If they had succeeded, I wouldn’t be here today, and my mother would have been left a widow, with two infant children.

    Its a long time ago, and I’m inclined to let the whole sorry episode sleep.
    They did sign a peace agreement in 1989, and the Malaysian government needs to honour their side of the accord.

  18. anonymous dud says:

    reminds me of sympathizers say good things on malaya and nanking occupation by the japanese, they say if japanese din occupy and war with the allies, the british continues to oppress malayan and malaya wont have merdeka and china will full of much corruption today and more lives will lost instead …..

  19. wits0 says:

    The Communist insurgency made a bad start when they murdered the British planters(very bad mistake) but then again, the Malayan/Malaysian armed forces have also been known to kill innocents and cover up the foul deeds. No questions were asked. It fact it has been said that some of them even carried commie uniforms in their backpack to cover up this matter.

  20. wits0 says:

    Kittykat : “..the Malaysian government needs to honour their side of the accord.”

    Dishonourable gomen wants to keep hatred alive.

  21. tiga lain says:

    anonymous dud Says:

    so if mat rempits start up a party and rebel and killing spree innocent people and go exile, they ought to receive pardon and welcome back to malaysia ? well, call them nationalist or independence fighter is just a farce, murder is murder, just like a murderer goes into exile after >20 years and all should be forgotten then …..
    ………………………………………………………………………………………

    Now we know the thinking that explains why no Enquiries/Commissions into May13, Kerling, Kg.Medan……One particular group that has to be “saved at all costs”.
    Btw how about the PM of the handicapped group?

  22. wits0 says:

    “One particular group that has to be “saved at all costs”.”

    Vely honourable gomen wat.

  23. sita says:

    One particular group that has to be “saved at all costs”. – tiga lain

    They did not even have to go into exile. Some mebbe got pangkat also

  24. sita says:

    Many japanese sympathizers who used to sell information on where eurasians, europeans, chinese were hiding also became leaders.
    Mahathir also said he had no problems with japanese…dia semua suka his pisang goreng.

  25. whispering9 says:

    kk46,
    ‘Its a long time ago, and I’m inclined to let the whole sorry episode sleep.’

    I, whole heartedly, agreed with you on this. After a few centuries, Hilter might even turns out to be a hero ushering in a more united world (akin The United Nation) through conflicts and mass destruction.

    It is alright to study and remember history but let’s not get nostalgic with it. CPM was fighting the Japanese invasion and after the war was over, they turn on the rural people who did not support their cause for political clouts. If we have forgotten, during the WWII, communists were fighting alongside the Allies against the German-Japanese forces. After the war, there was a real world conflict against the advancement of Communist ideology. I am glad we are not Communist today. Even China is not a pure Communist country now.

  26. whispering9 says:

    sita….when the Japanese invaded Malaya, they were non-aggressive towards the Malays and Indians population. They were very aggressive with the Caucasians, Eurasians and Chinese because they were lost many comrades in the wars with USA and Chinese forces. Had they behaved differently, methinks CPM might not even have existed. However, that does not mean that there wasn’t patriotism amongst the Malays and Indians. Many did venture into the jungle to join CPM and engaged in a successful jungle warfare. Come to think of it, Malaysia used to be the best place to learn jungle warfare and survival.

  27. DODOL says:

    From the facts communist party of malaysia actually mooted independance fighting as they fought the british rule in malaya and not umno and other barisan parties.

    good to have this blog in appreciation.

  28. tilianker says:

    No wonder we still need ISA. The intelligent mind can be manipulated by stirring and exploiting the latent emotions and hatred of these youngsters of UMNO. Now even the CPM is a hero in the making. I am from the New Village and I know how the Chinese felt with regard to the CPM. There is only fear, hatred and resentment against CPM as opposed to love and respect. There is no mercy shown on the villagers. There is no civility. So anyone wants to join the Communist party? This is indeed a joke. Susan Loone ! A master propagandist or an illusionist?. The youngsters are politically gullible and easily impressionable, there’s no doubt.

  29. monsterball says:

    It is great that through internet…everyone can read and know real truth about our country……..not depending on newspapers that are so bias which is how UMNO keep fooling Malaysians.
    Under the excuse …Malaysia practices guided democracy…discouraging total freedom of speeches…Malaysians are guided from schools .. newspapers TVs and other media news……nothing but propaganda one sided news… UMNO news…that they have no shame to keep doing so…be so out-dated… and never change.
    Do not believe Najib’s recent actions and sayings. Those are to fish for votes.
    UMNO will never change. They simply cannot change. Change means exposing 35 years of lies and deceits….fooling Malaysians…encouraged by Mahathir.
    On the communists history in Malaysia…so much have been said…..totally different from what are taught in schools.
    Malaysia is like a tiny two islands of 25 million populations…managed to make sure we stay with weird mentalities and attitudes….to be racialists….champion in the world in Islam religion…indirectly shaming Indonesia..and keep insulting S’pore…making sure Malays do not wish to be close to our neighbors..especially S’pore ….to learn how backward we are.
    The subject of Chin Peng is the most unfair and unjust piece of false history UMNO keep fooling Malaysians.
    The conditions and situations in the past may warrant UMNO to do what they needed to do…to keep the country peaceful and happy people.
    Space age time….still the same..when we lived in tree tops?
    It is Mahathir’s 22 years….that cemented…race and religion politics stayed on….making sure Malays cannot live without UMNO.
    UMNO is an ungrateful…..unreliable political party that developed the finest art and craft to fool Malaysians.
    It is the ONLY country in the world…where a majority race needs to be protected and spoon fed. That is the outright evil policy…encouraging corruption with no fear….making his own race lazy and contented. So much more to say…but best was said in the 12th GE.
    Yes…let young new voters…especially the educated Muslims read the comic strips……the history of Communists in Malaya. Do not simply believe too.
    But if you know the fact that Chin Peng was decorated by the British for defending Malaya…you either conclude Britain lied or was truthful.
    If Britain lied…UMNO should shout like hell!! but if that was truth ..then you cannot avoid concluding Chin Peng saved all races.
    Please be grateful to one who may have saved your parents…yet at this time.Chin Peng is b not allowed to return to Taping and die in his own country….yet everyone knows Chin Peng can come and go under disguises with UMNO eyes shut. Why the charades?
    Young voters will know the whole truth…..if they keep on searching for truths.
    TheY should ask themselves…why books were banned by UMNO…then released.? It is the pressure from People’s Power telling UMNO..they will loose more votes…if keep going to be that stupid and unreasonable..
    The release of the ISA detainees…walks in the streets…..”1 Malaysia” slogan sound like Malaysia was born yesterday….not 52 years ago.
    Fools will fall into those political con jobs….not smart People’s Power voters. UMNO knows that..hoping most Malays are still… not so smart.
    I really hope students read the comic strip and question their history teachers.
    Ask questions…do not be afraid…and judge for yourselves.
    Remember..if UMNO cannot be fair to his own race….how can UMNO be fair to all?

  30. wits0 says:

    ‘Its a long time ago, and I’m inclined to let the whole sorry episode sleep.’

    When the whole story is told and the right lessons learnt. Not a revisionist tale.

    The Kampuchea’s Killing Fields genocide could not be just simply forgotten, glad to note. It took more than a quarter of a century but better late than never for pursuing accountability.

    The UN is going decadent because it has lost its founding spirit in favor of the inane political corrrectness of post modernism. Nope, we’re not nostalgic, I think. At least, I also don’t buy the story that Che Guevara was all that great.

  31. tilianker says:

    Chiew ka?

    Are we kidding ourselves here? Is there really a multi-racial party? DAP will always be considered a Chinese party will a handful of Indians. Similarly Gerakan too!

    The Malay political psyche will continue to regard both DAP and GERAKAN as Chinese party and they are confined to robbing MCA’s seats. They will be used to pit against MCA in the MCA ring of constituencies. GERAKAN and DAP will be used by interested parties to divide the Chinese political solidarity. That is the political reality. Malaysians are still trapped by the divide and rule mentality. GERAKAN and DAP a multi-racial party? Stop kidding!

  32. kookaburra says:

  33. tedg says:

    Trust susan to pin everything that went wrong on mahathir. Even when CPM became violent and diverted itself to guerilla long before mahathir became an mp in 1964n susan blame mahathir for it!

    Aiyaa susan, u never suffered in the hands of the bloody cpm u can say la like this!

    Communism is banned in malaysia and in most countries in the world. Now even thePR supporters are supporting cpm?

    How lame can u be? U guys are so hard up with political crumbs u would even resort to support terrorists just to gain some political mileage!

    Pathetic worrr..

    Kah kah kah kah kah!

  34. whispering9 says:

    ‘From the facts communist party of malaysia actually mooted independance fighting as they fought the british rule in malaya and not umno and other barisan parties.’

    Nay DODOL, it was the British who first turned and waged a successful emergency campaign against the CPM and not the other way around. Like I mentioned, after WWII, the allied forces turned on their communist comrades to prevent their ideology from spreading. CPM was very cruel towards Chinese and all Malaysians in general who did not support their ideology and cause. Some of the older folks still quiver at the mention of them.

    wits0…the Killing Field was about a gross massacre against innocent people. CPM history is mired with everything like a history blot in what makes Malaysia. You are right, though, history should be learned but let’s not get carry away with spins from any side.

  35. pilocarpine says:

    this is truly an eye-opener…

  36. kittykat46 says:

    CPM, the “Emergency”, 1948, 1950, 1957, Chin Peng, Tunku, the Brits, its all a bit like a political Rorschach ink blot test.

    You ask 10 people, and you get 10 different opinions.

    Funny thing is, they may all be right….its just different parts of the same elephant.

  37. wankongyew says:

    Very interesting post. Both of my parents-in-law were active members of the PKM, though they were not fighters. It seems that they were involved in propaganda stuff and in helping PKM members travelling around the country. My wife was too young to remember this stuff, but her two elder brothers can remember strange people turning up at odd hours at their house and their parents acting secretively without letting their children know what was up. It’s funny to joke about it now, but they told us that they were really worried that if they let the children know, they would stupidly blurt out the wrong things at the wrong moment and cause everyone to be arrested.

    Both of them have some really great stories to tell, about their time working in a tea plantation in a PKM work group while always fearful of government troops coming to get them, about exchanging secret messages and trying to stay one step ahead of the police. I keep thinking that my father-in-law should write a book about his experiences. Both of them eventually did get arrested and were detained under the ISA for a lengthy period of time. My wife was in primary school at that time, and they lied to her that father and mother were away working somewhere far away, so her uncles and aunties had to take care of her.

    They’ve visited the PKM’s retirement village in Thailand a couple of times now and my father-in-law keeps praising about orderly and self-sufficient they are, and how happy and peaceful their lives are. I think he harbors a secret wish to retire there himself (he’s in his 70s now) and my mother-in-law isn’t having any of it. She likes her urban comforts just fine!

  38. Douglas Moore says:

    Dear Monsterball, u should at least paraphrased your repetitious screed but some of your points worthwhile a re-mention.

    I am not a sympathizer of Communisms to be honest but the stories written by the ex-communist must be discern as well.

    The root of all ills in malaysia was principally orchestrated by no other than Mahathir Mohamad. There is nothing further explanation nor arguments needed to defend MM for the seeds of evils he did on Malaysians by premeditating rules and divides when he himself has no respect for the law of the land he professes to champion for.

    Now, where’s my cyber-honey, cum lately?

  39. Joseph Chan says:

    Let clarufy a fwe issues here regarding the Communist party of Malaya. First of all the Communist Party of Malaysia is not aligned with the Communicstic idelogy of the Communists in China.

    At that particular time there was a wave of nationalism spreading all over the colonies of Great Britain and especially in Asia, thanks to the ignorance of the British and later the Americans in the early sixties, the British could not idnetify and sperate the difference and the empathy og the Malayans – at that particular time whether they are NATIONALISTS, COMMUNISTS OR ANARCHIST.

    The later came the American’s involvement in Indo China again they ran into the problem not being able to idnetify the feelings of the local population so they again terms them – the local dissedents as communist based eontheir far fetch research in Asia coined the domino principle.

    So lets be clear with oour own history. We were NOT COMMUNISTS WITH COMMUNIST IDEOLOGIES. WE WERE NATIONALISTS.

    Joseph Chan

  40. sunny says:

    2007

    Charitable screenings aim to raise RM1 million for Wawasan Open University

    KUALA LUMPUR, 2 August – Malaysia is set to launch the first China-produced movie to be screened in the country, Road to Dawn, based on the story of Dr Sun Yat Sen – Father of Modern China. The movie was filmed in its entirety in Penang from August to September 2006 and produced based on historical events, culture and traditions of the island state.

    The movie features Dr Sun Yat Sen’s time as a revolutionist, as well as his love affair in Penang where he lived from July to December 1910. It focuses on this brief period of his life in the state, which is now set to be a modern metropolis and the region’s gateway, following the launch of the Northern Corridor Economic Region.

    Directed by Derek Chiu of Hong Kong, the movie Road to Dawn stars Winston Chao of Taiwan, Angelica Lee Sin Chet of Malaysia and Wu Yue of China. This is the first time this amazing story has been made into a feature movie, and it clearly depicts Malaysia’s vibrant multi-ethnic and multi-religious society.

    Speaking to reporters at a Press conference to announce the launch of the movie, Deputy Minister of Information Dato’ Seri Chia Kwang Chye, who is also the movie’s Organising Committee Chairman said, “Since the making of this movie, many Malaysians, especially Penangites, have become more aware and interested in the story of Dr Sun Yat Sen in Penang and the part played by Malaysians in the 1911 China Revolution.”

    Also present at the press conference was Malaysian actress Angelica Lee, who plays one of the lead roles in the movie, Xu Dan Rong, Dr Sun Yat Sen’s supporter. Lee started her career as a singer in Taiwan before moving into acting in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. She is known for her starring role in “The Eye”, the Asian hit horror movie by the Pang Brothers, which won her the Best Actress Awards in Golden Horse Award, Hong Kong Film Festival, Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Award.Golden Horse Best Actress Award.

    The organiser and presenter of the Road to Dawn movie in Malaysia is Wawasan Education Fund (WEF), which intends to use the movie to raise RM1 million for Wawasan Open University. The university was established by WEF in 2006 and owns the exclusive copyright of the movie for five years in Malaysia and Brunei.

    WEF was founded by a group of concerned political leaders, qualified educationists and esteemed philanthropists. The main objective of WEF is to foster, develop and improve all kinds of education that is consistent with the National Education Policy. It also seeks to provide financial assistance to needy and deserving students, irrespective of race, religion or gender.

    Dato’ Seri Chia said, “One of WEF’s major initiatives was its funding of the Wawasan Open University (WOU), Malaysia’s first private not-for-profit tertiary institution, which conducts distance learning tertiary education in Malaysia at non-commercial rates.

    “WOU organises distance learning programmes for people who are unable to attend full-time education. It is a people’s university and caters specially to those who are unable to enroll at a conventional university due to career or family commitments, or even financial constraints.”

    “We hope that the fund raising effort by Road to Dawn will pave the way for more people to have access to WOU and I am confident that we can meet our objective to raise RM1 million. ”

    President of China Hu Jintao had visited Dr Sun Yat Sen’s base in Penang five years ago and duly gave his support and encouragement for the making of this film. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had also given his blessings to go ahead with the movie.

    Following its successful premiere screening in Beijing on 28 June 2007, Road to Dawn is now ready for screening in Malaysia. The movie is expected to be launched by the Chief Minister of Penang, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, on 17 September in Penang as a Charity Screening Premiere.

    Immediately after that, the movie will be launched in Kuala Lumpur as a Charity Screening Gala on 18 September.
    Both charity screenings are expected to be graced by the movie stars Angelica Lee, Winston Chao and Wu Yue; executive producer Wang Jien Cheng; and scriptwriter Meazi. Subsequently, Road to Dawn will be shown on Jia Yu, which is Channel 35 on Astro.

  41. sunny says:

    WHY IS THIS MOVIE BANNED BY MALAYSIA GORMEN??????

    The 7th Dawn (1964)

    Starring: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine, Tetsuro Tamba, Michael Goodliffe, Allan Cuthbertson, Maurice Denham
    Director: Lewis Gilbert

    Synopsis:

    In THE 7TH DAWN, eight years have passed since World War II, and Ferris (William Holden), once an American mercenary, has taken up residence in the Malaysian jungle and emerged as a prosperous plantation owner. When Malaysia, now under British rule, is faced with a communist takeover, things start to go awry for the successful entrepreneur.

    His old war buddy, Ng (Tetsuro Tamba), shows up from Moscow on a mission to oversee the communist uprising, and when the Malaysian government links Ferris to Ng, they arrest his girlfriend, Dhana (Capucine). Caught between a rock and a hard place, Ferris must choose between protecting his old friend or freeing his captive lover.

    Set in the exotic jungles of Malaysia, THE 7TH DAWN is an unforgettable film, with its unique blend of booming action and brainy politics making it accessible to all audiences.

  42. Straycat's Strutt says:

    The CPM was stupid for baring themselves in a disadvantage arms duel with the British Government only to be labelled by the Malaysian Government later as armed-rebels, spitting image of the Malaysian history.

    I am not supporting any sorts of arms struggle by any groups but come to think of it, isn’t the Brits better than the government-of-the-day?

    Meow Meow.

  43. Menyalak-er says:

    Yep, interesting post Susan.
    There are bits of truth in the comments thus far.
    For me, the CPM was initially a “nationalistic” antiJapaanese occupation entity. The Japs during their “occupation” terrorized the Chinese, Eurasians and Indians, and much less so the ‘indigenous’ poulation, as had been mentioned. Many unsung hero’s during this time’ve been forgotten, including the ‘Lion'(Singh) of Malaya’; and of course the Selby’s.
    After the end of the war, the British recolonized and the commies were ‘committed’ resist them, for the Asians by now realized that they were no longer racially inferior to the ‘gwai-lo’.
    Yes, the CPM made many follies but they were never ‘racial’. But that does not mitigate their cruelty to ordinary rural folks.
    One of my uncle’s was in the British Army and the tales he used to tell me (as a kid), revealed atrocities on both sides of the divide.
    Although the CPM no longer exists in form/spirit nor were they ‘liberators’, our school tetxbooks on history has been skewed to the extent of demonizing them with the hidden intention of ‘labelling’ non-conforming Chinese opposition as ‘communist’.
    One still hears of it during heated ceramahs nowadays don’t we?

  44. Daylight leong says:

    In Bodoh Land they colored everything by race, even the freedom fighters who liberate colonialism from the British. Given a choice I rather choose communism than a corrupted evil lawless democratic country. Communist brained washed rakyat so does that our biro, so what is so great about Bodoh Land?

  45. sunny says:

    A STRANGE LAND SLEEPS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN – SO STILL…SO MYSTERIOUS…SO UNTOUCHED- UNTIL THE FIRST LIGHT OF DAWN AWAKENS THE PASSIONS OF MEN AND THE FURIES OF WAR!
    Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1055296000/tt0057813

  46. grik boy says:

    The communists are just a bunch of useless chimpanzees. Now this communist chimpanzees are computer savvy?

  47. grik boy says:

    Sorry! No computer chips for the useless communist chimpanzees!

    Go eat bananas!

    You can only find wild bananas in the jungles!

  48. gunny7sack says:

    The “communist” catch word was used by the Alliance/BN govts to destroy any opposition to their racist policies and to destroy the labour movements.

  49. gunny7sack says:

    Cleaning out the country

    The television series, The Cleaner, starring Benjamin Bratt, is a show about an extreme interventionist who takes whatever measures necessary to save a person from his or her addiction. Each week, he and his team of former addicts help clients who, more often than not, have no idea they need reforming in the first place.

    In that regard, Umno and the Barisan Nasional (and before that, the Alliance) are very similar to the addicts in the television series. For half a century, they went merely along, feeding their addiction, growing ever more dependent on their money-making pipeline of development contracts. As long as the money supply was uninterrupted, the line of addicts continued to grow, each day requiring higher and higher doses to satisfy their hunger.

    http://thenutgraph.com/article-3416.html

  50. kittykat46 says:

    Grik Boy = Sky = Good Earth Man = Dan Lain-Lain…

    Come on, be proud of who you are, don’t keep changing your d.i.c.k…

  51. whispering9 says:

    “Communist brained washed rakyat so does that our biro, so what is so great about Bodoh Land?”

    Well, if today we are communists, you can’t write what you just wrote, can you? Malaysia to me is great, so let not call her Bodohland just because of different political idealism which in itself is not perennial. It is like insulting your parents when you quarrel with your siblings. Frankly, with China emerging as a world power, I think labeling oppositions as communists is politically incorrect. One commentator even went to the extent of quoting that Chinese Malaysians ran away as pendatang from Chairman Mao, when it was our Malaysian PM who went out all the way to shake his hand in China and created history. Funny isn’t it? Today his son is the PM and we are talking communism again. Happy Labour Friday everyone.

  52. whispering9 says:

    “Come on, be proud of who you are, don’t keep changing your d.i.c.k…”

    Hahahahahaha…..another affirmative agreement.🙂

  53. BANGKALIPOEYLUKIAKA says:

    They were the ones who actually gave lots of headache to the British.

    If not because of them, the British would never agree to the request of independence of Bolehland that easily.

    The history will never forget their courage in fighting the Japanese and British, in which both were the colonial masters of Bolehland during that time.

    Can some “PROFESSOR MERITOS” (not PROFESSOR KANGKONG) rectify the serious flaws in our History books?

    Credit must be given to them. They deserved it.

  54. kookaburra says:

    7th Dawn

  55. Serbat says:

    Can anyone here give Monsterball a break?
    Get him a blind date? or
    Ask him out for lunch or dinner? or simply
    Volunteer to help wheel him around the park?

    He spend 7hours daily glued to his chair, with only 4hours sleep, bottom full of blisters already, trying so hard to gain attention, and no one cares?

    28th April log: 2246,2257,2101,2115
    29th April log: 0018,0033,0038,0039,0048,0050,0102,0104,0105,0108,0113,0127,0137 (change diapers),0237,0251,0256,0258
    (short nap)0739,0741,0749,0816,0853,0857,0936
    (tertidur) 1359
    (berak, mandi, masak sekejap for snack and tend to his blisters)1503,1520

    Phew… macam wheel chair bonded monster!

  56. grik boy says:

    kittykat46 Says:
    April 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    Grik Boy = Sky = Good Earth Man = Dan Lain-Lain…

    Come on, be proud of who you are, don’t keep changing your d.i.c.k…

    Do you wear the same condom every time when you want one?

    Same here! Think lah kittykitkat46!

  57. saiful says:

    blind supporters of monsterball susah nak `Think lah`
    Ni kes cinta dah nampaknya

  58. kookaburra says:

  59. kookaburra says:

  60. siew eng says:

    chin peng, who braved japanese and british soldiers to fight for an independent malaya, choosing to take up arms, is apparently not a malaysian.

    so sad that the federal court led by justice “irrelevant” augustine paul ruled on this technicality of producing documents to prove his citizenship.

    i hate this umno-dominated country that refuses to see any other side of history.

  61. wits0 says:

    Siew Eng : “..this umno-dominated country that refuses to see any other side of history.”

    Only itself is correct over other matters as well, no one else can be!

  62. Kancilandak says:

    Komunis are Komunis are Komunis are Komunis! This is a ideaology not wanted by many develop country in the world.

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  64. wits0 says:

    Road runner porcupine: “Komunis are Komunis are Komunis are Komunis! This is a ideaology not wanted by many develop country in the world.”

    You might say the same thing about racism(the soul of umno) aka 21st century tribalism.

  65. kadirkejar says:

    Kancilandak Says:
    April 30, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Komunis are Komunis are Komunis are Komunis! This is a ideaology not wanted by many develop country in the world.
    ===========

    There is a better alternative. The Islamists who assassinated Anwar el-Sadat in 1981 decorated their holding cages with banners proclaiming the “caliphate or death.” A biography of one of the most influential Islamist thinkers of recent times and an influence on Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam declares that his life “revolved around a single goal, namely the establishment of Allah’s Rule on earth” and restoring the caliphate.

    Bin Laden himself spoke of ensuring that “the pious caliphate will start from Afghanistan.” His chief deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, also dreamed of re-establishing the caliphate, for then, he wrote, “history would make a new turn, God willing, in the opposite direction against the empire of the United States and the world’s Jewish government.” Another Al-Qaeda leader, Fazlur Rehman Khalil, publishes a magazine that has declared “Due to the blessings of jihad, America’s countdown has begun. It will declare defeat soon,” to be followed by the creation of a caliphate.

    Or, as Mohammed Bouyeri wrote in the note he attached to the corpse of Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker he had just assassinated, “Islam will be victorious through the blood of martyrs who spread its light in every dark corner of this earth.”

  66. hang jebat baru says:

    Between the CPM and BN- I will choose the CPM

  67. Menyalak-er says:

    Wah, hang jebat baru – that desperate ah?
    Better get out your keris becuz
    Kancilandak thinks commies real bad asses, and that their ideology rotten. Maybe he thinks racism and talibanisation better.

  68. tuak says:

    Speaking to The Malaysian Insider, Mahfuz Omar, a PAS parliamentarian, said the government in making appeared to have bypassed and disrespected the country’s rulers and Islam in general.

    “By making such a decision without having first consulted the Conference of Rulers, the BN government has shown no respect towards the country’s rulers. They are the country’s supreme authority in Islamic matters.

    “This means they have directly ignored the role of the country’s rulers. They are the ‘penderhaka’ (traitor) and by doing so, they have betrayed Islam and the Muslim community of this country,” he said.

    Mahfuz added that the government had also handled the matter hypocritically.
    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/25067-pas-slams-bn-for-betraying-islam-in-conversion-issue

  69. Shahnon says:

    If there’s a reason why Malaysians are blindly supporting the obsolete Communist ideology and the CPM, it must be because the CPM has never got the chance to be in power to rule Malaya/Malaysia. If they ever did, those people now would be cursing the Communist like there’s no tomorrow. Why? Name at least one “democratic” and “free” Communist state in the 50s or 60s? USSR? China? Cuba? All communist states were then ruled by iron-fist dictatorship. If the CPM respected Malaya/Malaysia’s democracy, they would’ve lay down their arms right after Malaya’s Merdeka. But Noo. They broke their truce with the Tunku and kept on fighting against the democratically elected Alliance government and went into the jungles while their top leaders are safely hidden in Beijing.

    This is Malaysia. Not the Vietnam or China etc. Yes, you can put the blame on the British because err they’re smarter and more advance? No, but because the people of Malaya rejected Communism and the CPM. The Communist never enjoyed the support of the majority! That’s why they failed. Period.

  70. Amir says:

    The Cabinet treachery in going against the Sultans and Constitution can never be accepted. Period.

    PANCUNG KEPALA DIA SEMUA ……. OFF WITH THEIR DERHAKA HEADS
    -NAIF TON RASA FURST

  71. Amir says:

    “No, but because the people of Malaya rejected Communism and the CPM. That’s why they failed.”

    Classic example of a well fooled malay, a nonshah.

  72. […] sloone added an interesting post today on CPM member starts own blog to tell its side of history « *SUSAN …Here’s a small readingThanks to Thailand, they are at least able to live a decent but not so prosperous life, and raise their families. In their own words, they say: “History is not made up of one explaination only. This blog does not say that the history … […]

  73. wits0 says:

    “No, but because the people of Malaya rejected Communism and the CPM. That’s why they failed.”

    The Brits brought the might of British Empire upon the Communists that’s why they failed. There was no new arms supplies for them since the second world war jungle drops via Force 136. Captured Japanese arms and limited old ammunitions were used.

    By 1967 the ugly ambitious stir of umno for supremacy was already clearly starting to stir. that’s why there was a “second insurgncy”.

  74. wits0 says:

    “If the CPM respected Malaya/Malaysia’s democracy, they would’ve lay down their arms right after Malaya’s Merdeka.”

    They wanted to partake in politics in a peaceful struggle as seen in the Baling talks at the end of ’55 but were refused. TAR offered only a general amnesty.

  75. […] sloone added an interesting post on CPM member starts own blog to tell its side of history « *SUSAN …Here’s a small excerptThe CPM was stupid for baring themselves in a disadvantage arms duel with the British Government only to be labelled by the Malaysian Government later as armed-rebels, spitting image of the Malaysian history. … […]

  76. […] sloone put an intriguing blog post on CPM member starts own blog to tell its side of history « *SUSAN …Here’s a quick excerptFollowing its successful premiere screening in Beijing on 28 June 2007, Road to Dawn is now ready for screening in Malaysia. The movie is expected to be launched by the Chief Minister of Penang, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, on 17 September … […]

  77. […] CPM member starts own blog to tell their side of history Today, April 30, is Hari Parti Komunis Malaya. It’s timely too that a member of the Communist Party of Malaya […] […]

  78. Shahnon says:

    Amir,
    It’s easy to call others names than to read and debate my views. I stand to be enlightened. Tell me at least one proof to suggest that the majority supported the CPM.

    I think you’re an immature blog reader who aren’t able to accept different of opinion.

  79. liberal brains says:

    Guerrilla war

    The MNLA commonly employed guerrilla tactics, sabotaging installations, attacking rubber plantations and destroying transportation and infrastructure.[3]

    Support for the MNLA was mainly based on around 500,000 ethnic Chinese then living in Malaya (there were 3.12 million Chinese in total); the ethnic Malay population supported them in smaller numbers. The MNLA raised the support of the Chinese because they were denied the equal right to vote in elections, had no land rights to speak of, and were usually very poor. The MNLA’s supply organisation was called “Min Yuen.” It had a network of contacts within the general population. Besides supplying material, such as food and weapons, it was also important to the MNLA as an information gatherer.

    The MNLA had its hideouts in the rather inaccessible tropical jungle with limited infrastructure. Most MNLA guerrillas were ethnic Chinese, though there were some Malays, Indonesians and Indians among its members. The MNLA was organized into regiments; these were considerably smaller than a regiment in a national military, as the term was used to describe all forces operating in a particular region. The regiments had political sections, commissars, instructors and secret service. They also had lectures about Marxism-Leninism, and had political newsletters to be distributed to the locals. MNLA also stipulated that their soldiers had to get official permission for any romantic involvement with local women.

  80. liberal brains says:

    In the early stages of the conflict, the guerrillas envisioned establishing “liberated areas” in which the government forces had been driven out and MNLA control established. They were unsuccessful, however, in establishing any such areas. The initial government strategy was primarily to guard important economic targets such as mines and plantation estates. Subsequently, Director of Operations General Sir Harold Briggs developed an overall strategy known as the Briggs Plan. Its central tenet was that the best way to defeat an insurgency such as the government was facing is to cut the insurgents off from their supporters amongst the population.

    The Briggs Plan was multi-faceted; however one aspect of it has become particularly well known: this was the forced relocation of some 500,000 rural Malayans, including 400,000 Chinese, into guarded camps called “New Villages”. These villages were newly constructed in most cases, and were surrounded by barbed wire, police posts, and floodlit areas, the purpose of which was both to keep the inhabitants in and the guerrillas out. People resented this at first, but some soon became content with the better living standards in the villages. They were given money and ownership of the land they lived on. Removing a population which might be sympathetic to guerrillas was a counter-insurgency technique which the British had used before, notably against the Boer Commandos in the Second Boer War (1899–1902), although in Malaya, the operation was more humanely and efficiently conducted.

    In the international scene, the emerging Korean War eclipsed the developing conflict in Malaya.

  81. At the start of the Emergency, the British had a total of 13 infantry battalions, comprising seven partly-formed Gurkha battalions, three British battalions, two battalions of the Royal Malay Regiment and a British Royal Artillery Regiment being utilised as infantry.[4] This force was too small to effectively meet the threat of the “communist terrorists” or “bandits”, and more infantry battalions were needed in Malaya. The British brought in soldiers from units such as the Worcestershire Regiment, Royal Marines and King’s African Rifles. Another effort was a re-formation of the Special Air Service in 1950 as a specialised reconnaissance, raiding and counter-insurgency unit.

    The Permanent Secretary of Defence for Malaya, Sir Robert Grainger Ker Thompson, had served in the Chindits in Burma during World War II, which meant that his vast experience in jungle warfare proved valuable during this period as he was able to help build effective civil-military relations and was one of the chief architects of the counter-insurgency plan in Malaya.[5][6] In 1951, some British army units began a “hearts and minds campaign” by giving medical and food aid to Malays and indigenous tribes. At the same time, they put pressure on MNLA by patrolling the jungle. Units such as the SAS, the Royal Marines and Gurkha Brigade drove MNLA guerrillas deeper into the jungle and denied them resources. The MRLA extorted food from the Sakai and earned their enmity. Many of the captured guerrillas changed sides. In comparison, the MRLA never released any Britons alive.

    In the end the conflict involved up to a maximum of 40,000 British and Commonwealth troops against a peak of about 7–8,000 communist guerrillas.

  82. British propaganda was distributed by the Psychological Warfare Section of the Emergency Information Service (EIS). The Chinese Assistant to the Head of the Service was C. C. Too, who became head of the Psychological Warfare Section in 1955. He believed that it was more important to propagandize the civilians, rather than the insurgents, as the insurgents listened to the masses.

    The Psychological Warfare Section produced about 6 million leaflets each month, which were packed into bundles of 2,500 each at the Kuala Lumpur Royal Air Force Station. It is estimated that 350 million tonnes worth of propaganda leaflets were dropped throughout the twelve-year Emergency period. The majority of the leaflets were developed in light yellow sand or deep brown earth colors to blend in with the ground, in order to enable comrades to steal glances at them, without fear of undue attention—one of Too’s novel ideas.

    In addition to leaflets, aircraft equipped with loudspeakers broadcast propaganda over remote areas.

  83. “Subsequently, Director of Operations General Sir Harold Briggs developed an overall strategy known as the Briggs Plan. Its central tenet was that the best way to defeat an insurgency such as the government was facing is to cut the insurgents off from their supporters amongst the population.

    The Briggs Plan was multi-faceted; however one aspect of it has become particularly well known: this was the forced relocation of some 500,000 rural Malayans, including 400,000 Chinese, into guarded camps called “New Villages”.
    _________________

    which is no different from the detention of the Japanese americans, and NONE of the 0.5 million became suicide bombers (even if someone tries the line “it was not fashionable” then – the PLO arabs can prove them wrong).

  84. In Russia also there was forced relocation many were sent to siberia.
    BN is no different from communists and other dictator regimes.

  85. wits0 says:

    “BN is no different from communists and other dictator regimes.”

    Especially demonstrated by their incessant propaganda and total control of the MSM for decades. That being not enough, there’s that BTN poisoning the minds of the young on the racist grounds far beyond any known basis of truth. A relatively righteous regime would indulge in such things and to this blardy extent.

  86. Menyalak-er says:

    The BTN is the main source of racism and ethnocentrcity not only in the civil service but also in the instituitions of higher education. With their ‘efficay’ it is little wonder about the ease by which be-end divides to rule.
    Their main purpose has and will be to indoctrinate the ‘malay-muslim’ of their innate superiority and to browbeat the Chinese with their ‘communistic’ past while at the same time insult their apparent materialistic attitudes (if it sounds contradictory, don’t ask me why).
    As for the Indians, they are considered to be untrustworthy, uncouth, disorderly and ‘drunk’. That is the main reason for the ‘ular’ comment by a Perak state assemblywoman not so long ago. Believe me, many middle ranking gomen servants believe it absolutely, thus the insincere apology.
    You may wish to ask anyone who has undergone a BTN course, including those from INTAN, what actually transpires during these ‘mind-bending’ if not outright brainwashing tecniques…
    Most minority’nons’ will feel like ‘crap’, while the others that form the backbone of our incompetent civil service (with all the ‘rasauh sayang’)and eternal um-noian gratitude.
    Is there a wonder why the obese malfunctiong service can’t recruit more ‘nons’?

  87. Menyalak-er says:

    Errata: “efficay’ should read efficacy.
    On a lighter note, the be-enders in Perak have nominated their very own ‘ular’, or izzit more specifically ‘ular tedung’, as the next speaker.
    They keep on insisting on following precedents set by their opponents – but i don’t think the rt. h’ble Mr. Speaker Sivakumar is going to let ’em get away.
    Is there no original thinking/processing by these BTN’ed flurs?

  88. kittykat46 says:

    I would say over the years, BN has co-opted the techniques of many authoritarian regimes – from Nazi Germany to Stalin’s Russia to Mao’s China. Pravda was an excellent role model for NST.

    I wonder when they will start emulating the Khmer Rouge Pol Pot.

    Looking at the current allergy of BN towards elections and by-elections, its a matter of time before they declared them as unwelcome distractions to nation building and economic growth. No doubt their lap dog supporters will “angguk-angguk” and agree….Yes….Elections are an unnecessary complication to serving the rakyat….

    You see, BN was only keen on elections in those days when it was virtually guaranteed a win. In the good old times before March 8, 20008, they could put a monkey up as an UMNO-BN candidate, and the loving voters would vote in the monkey.

  89. wits0 says:

    “The BTN is the main source of racism and ethnocentrcity not only in the civil service but also in the instituitions of higher education.”

    The BTN is the culmination of all contradictions by a duplicitously narcissistic racist/fascist regime.

    It’s like a ceaseless attempt and repeatedly failed testament to the world that it can ride two horses and not get its arse’s torn!

  90. kibara says:

    BN is worse than the commies, but 50% malaysians supported them last GE.

  91. kibara says:

    In the initial stages when WW2 end the guerillas were treated as heroes by the people. The british govt to save its tin and rubber plantations isolated the guerillas by create of new villages so the fighters get no food.
    To serve british interest umno was created, until the frankenstein monser turn on the british and also on the chinese and indians in 1969.

  92. capito says:

    Mamaq Gang thief Zambry is assisted in his treachery by BN courts———–

    New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday restored Meghalaya assembly Speaker Bindo M. Lanong’s right to decide on the disqualification of legislators under the anti-defection law.
    A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justice J.M. Panchal and Justice H.L. Dattu scrapped a Gauhati High Court order which had barred the speaker from disqualifying five legislators who had crossed over to the Congress-led opposition in the state.

    “How can the high court prevent the speaker from conducting the disqualification proceedings,” observed the bench.

    http://speakforperak.blogspot.com/

  93. DODOL says:

    Our judges are NOT thought to think freely and without fear or favour. Our judges should be sent to India for a refresher course. They do not see the facts laid before them BUT only see BN. It is the system to be blamed. Name one judge who do not want to sit in The Federal Court.
    We all know why Sri Ram was not elevated earlier to the Federal court.

  94. chad everett says:

    CPM FAILED MISERABLY NOT BECAUSE OF THE BRITISH SUPERIOR MILITARY MIGHT OR THE LUKEWARM SUPPORT OF THE MALAYS. IT IS BECAUSE CPM STANDS FOR CHINA PUNYA MALAYA. WITH CHINA RISING ECONOMIC STRENGTH AND POSSIBLY REVITALISED MILITARY MUSCLE TOO, I SHUDDER TO THINK OF JOHNNY COME LATELY CPM TO MALAYSIA. IT WILL BE A ROUGH RIDE FOR EVERYONE, BELEIVE ME,. SO PERISH THE THOUGHT OF F GLORIFYING CPM UNDER THE PRETEX OF TELLING THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY COS CPM HAS NOTHING TO TELL EXCEPT ITS VIOLENT EPISODES. GROW AND WISE UP, DUDE. NUFF SAID!

  95. wits0 says:

    “CHINA PUNYA MALAYA”?

    In ’48 China was hardly aware of Malaya. It has its own national upheaval to deal with. By then the (non too clean) Kuomintang regime had fled to Taiwan and a civil war was still raging and then came the Korean War in ’49.

    It seems clear that China and communism after Mao can change for the better but umno can never. China became better for its people but Bolehland got worse, being stuck in stasis.

    If the the MNLF had been supplied like the Viet Congs and Viet Min were, the outcome would have been quite different.

  96. Wang Da Cai says:

    1. Those who claim that that their parents were killed or maimed by the communists should check out whether their parents were actually Japanese or British informants who sold out their neighbours and friends for money, or KMT bullies who harmed innocent people first;

    2. George Washington was also an anti-British revolutionary who killed amd maimed many British soldiers in the American War of Independence. Why is George Washington not called a ‘terrorist’ ?

    3. How many lives were sacrified in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia and New Zealand since European powers started colonising the world ? I think communists kialled few people than the European imperialists !

    4. What about the West-backed rightwing regimes during the Cold War like Iran, Nicaragua, Chile, Soyth Vietnam, Taiwan, etc who killed millions of communists ?

    5.

  97. Wang Da Cai says:

    1. CPM outlawed ? Well, it signed several agreements with the British and the Allied Headquarters in Ceylon during WWII as well as the governments of Thailand and Malaysia in 1989. In 1955, it negotiated publicly with the Tunku. Why did these governments and regimes sign agreements with an “outlawed” party ? Think about it more deeply, dudes !

    2. Did Merdeka came on 31/8/1957 ? No ! Because there were still thousands of foreign troops controlling ‘independent’ Malaya until 1984 ! the first IGP of ‘independent’ Malaya from 1958 to 1968 was not a Malayan but a British cop Claude Fenner ! Malaya did not become independent until 1984 !

  98. Wang Sor Chai says:

    “Those who claim that that their parents were killed or maimed by the communists should check out whether their parents were actually Japanese or British informants who sold out their neighbours and friends for money, or KMT bullies who harmed innocent people first”

    The passengers on the bus from Kampar who were taken out one-by-one to be shot – the Commies didn’t even know who the f*ck they were, you mean they were all British informants ???

    “Why is George Washington not called a ‘terrorist’ ”
    George Washington did not partake in the indiscriminate killing of civilians.

    “I think communists kialled few people than the European imperialists”
    Tell that to the dead of The Killing Fields.

    “4. What about the West-backed rightwing regimes during the Cold War like Iran, Nicaragua, Chile, Soyth Vietnam, Taiwan, etc who killed millions of communists ?”

    Same-same lah. The Commies killed about 30% of Cambodia’s population. Go work out how many million that is.
    Not even counting the Great Mao-Tse-Tong’s Great Leap Forward

    Sor Chai will remain Sor Chai

  99. Wang Da Cai says:

    Finding and blowing up other’s faults (Communist “atrocities”) to cover up one’s wrong-doings (colonialisation, imperialism, extermination of Red Indians & selling opium) in the first place.

  100. simon yeo says:

    ” The passengers on the bus from Kampar who were taken out one-by-one to be shot – the Commies didn’t even know who the f*ck they were, you mean they were all British informants ??? ”

    Where do you get this piece of ‘information’ from ?

  101. wits0 says:

    “Where do you get this piece of ‘information’ from ?”

    I’ve also NOT encountered this mention in the historical narrative, “The Jungle Is Neutral”, by Col Spencer Chapman. He did mention that the Communists fired a few shots into Kampar Town. A little strange.

  102. Jack Chan says:

    1. Wang Sor Chai: your name should properly be called Sor Hai if you can’t answer the question posed by Simon Yeo.

    2. Your grandparents or parents must be either Japanese or British Running Dogs who sold out neighbours, schoolmates or even relatives for money or scholarship and then got JUSTLY killed by the communists who served to protect innocent people, especially girls and women.

  103. Jack Chan says:

    CPM failed miserably ? If that is the case, why did the Government of Malaysia singed a treaty with a defeated party ? Would the US signed a treaty with Al Qaeda or Taliban ? Think more deeply about it, morons !

  104. whispering9 says:

    Summary execution of anyone in the name of justice is barbaric and inhumane.

  105. Phua Kai Lit says:

    We need Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for both the
    “May 13th Incident” and the “Emergency”. After a regime change?

    P.S. Always be skeptical when you read autobiographies
    or watch “autobiographical” accounts of past events!

  106. wits0 says:

    PKL : “We need Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for both the
    “May 13th Incident” and the “Emergency”. After a regime change?”

    The present regime gained from the May 13th Incident, so naturally such a commission can never happen under it and the fact that it is this dishonest also suggests that the facts behind the Emergency are grossly warped, as seen from the ‘perjuangan umno’ tall tale. The voters in the long past kept voting for BN/umno and deserved the consequences they themselves enabled. They rewarded the crooks for a very long time.

    Spencer Chapman wrote his book with a degree of compassion for all sides unlike remote armchair autobiograher/historians skewered to one side. He was in the thick of things in those times. Veterans who are good men are not carried away by blind hatred afterwards ; they have seen death and suffering and will recognise war as a human tragedy.

  107. King Kong says:

    Moron whispering9, If your wives or daughters were raped and killed by the Japs with the help of running dogs living next door, you would not have said ” summary execution of anyone in the name of justice is barbaric and inhumane” ! Dropping napalm or agent orange is not barbaric or inhumane ?!!!!!

    P/S: Always be skeptical when you read memoirs or writings of British counterinsurgency “experts” or former Special Branch because many were themselves self-serving careerists and cari-makan running dogs.

  108. Shoot ! says:

    Yeah ! Wang Sor Hai, you have not cited the source of your “atrocity story” yet ! Be a Man-With-Lanchiow and say where you got the story from !

  109. Shoot ! says:

    Mr. Wang Sor Hai, when you cocked up the story, you thought no one is left to double-check it ?! fuck, there 1000 Red Cells (1 cell = 5 persons) in Malaysia and Singapore monitoring people like you everyday ! fuck off !!!!

  110. Yean says:

    Sor Hai, when you cocked up your “Kampar atrocity”, you thought nobody would question you ! There are 600 Red Cells in Peninsular Malaya monitoring bullshitters like you everyday.

  111. whispering9 says:

    Dearest King Kong,

    The trouble with you, despite the moniker king kong, is that you are a coward. You will just summary execute captured journalists, missionaries or nurses in the name of your nihilism. Nope, you do not have the courage to avenge love ones death by capturing the culprits, or even fingering them out and bringing them to trial. You are a coward who cannot even stick to one dick. Worse of all, you give CPM a bad name. Didn’t you hear of the quote “Birds of the same feathers flock together.” All my neighbor are not running dogs, which, I can’t say that much for you. Have a nice day. Stick to one dick okay….we are not talking condoms here.

  112. wits0 says:

    King Kong, don’t insult all people as ‘running dogs’ just because they did not support the CPM. The majority of the people of that epoch were tired of war and suffered under the Japanese occupation and welcomed the return of the British to Malaya at the end of WW2. (BTW, even revolutionist leader Ho Chi Minh had to ask the French to return to Indo China to maintain law and order then).

    Just because an account on the Emergency was written by a British guy does not necessary means that it is skewered. We can judge that well enough. Some CPM propagandas were simply wild and just hubris.

    To advocate summary execution as justified is wild and uncivilized. If you caught the culprit red handed committing atrocities, that’ll be a different story. At least one Japanese prison camp commandant in Singapore was summarily executed by the British for his known atrocities. There surely was sufficient evidence from the surving inmates.
    Even in the fog of war you do not execute people on mere suspicion.

  113. Wang Da Cai says:

    1. King Kong did NOT say “ALL” the people who disagree with CPM were running dogs. You put the the words “ALL” into King Kong Kong’s mouth. Typical psyop trick and black propaganda !

    2. King Kong also did NOT say “ALL” British writers on the ‘Emergency’ were biased. King Kong used the word SOME. Don’t you understand English ? I guess you are a Singaporean who knows English !

    3. Nobody has answered King Kong yet whether dropping napalm and agent orange INDISCRIMINATELY is “wild”, “barbaric”, “uncivilised” and “nihilistic” or not. Be a MAN-WITH-LANCHIOW to answer King Kong. Don’t evade and replace King Kong’s word “SOME” wth your word “ALL”

    4. In the immediate aftermath of the war, the educated,”cultured”, “civilised” elites were not back yet from India, Ceylon, Britain or Austalia and most of the people who fought the enemies for 44 months O THE GROUND without running away like cowards were indeed less educated, “cultured” and “civilised”: they could not afford to sit in air-conned rooms in war cabinets to preach “morality” and “love thy enemy”.

  114. Wang Da Cai says:

    Sor Hai still evades the question of were he got the Kampar “story” from !

  115. whispering9 says:

    “Dropping napalm or agent orange is not barbaric or inhumane ?!!!!!” …..is written in exclamation mark !!!!. According to the dictionary it is

    1. the sign (!) used in writing after an exclamation.
    2. this mark sometimes used in writing two or more times in succession to indicate intensity of emotion, loudness, etc.: Long live the Queen!!
    3. this mark sometimes used without accompanying words in writing direct discourse to indicate a speaker’s dumbfounded astonishment: “His wife just gave birth to quintuplets.” (!)

    So is there a required answer? If this is directed to me or someone else, ‘Where and when was said that dropping napalm or agent orange is not barbaric or inhumane?’ If that statement is to support King Kong’s exclamation that summary execution is okay, what is there to answer to a convert?

    If he want to eat salts, he must withstand the thirst. So if he want to hurl insult….don’t be a cry baby and hide behind another condom. Oooooppph, behind Wang Da Cai. Cheer mate & welcome back. Last respond…just in case u think i am arrogant. Hate to digress so much.

  116. Lee Tai So says:

    whispering9, is this your real name ? if not, don’t be hypocritical &self-delusionarily self-righteous and accuse other of using differnt pseudonyms. You are diverting with a grammatical lessons and that is true to the colour of trained sophists and apologists. Roll over !

  117. Shaw Brothers says:

    Admit it ! Admit it now, Sor Hai: you are LYING with the Kampar “story” !

  118. wits0 says:

    Okay, Wang Da Cai, Kong Kong didn’t say “ALL”, neither did he say “SOME”, and I’ll retract the “ALL”(this is not psyop as you suggested) . However he did approve “summary execution” something repugnant enough.

    The Communist insurgency was launched in ’48 marked by the murder of 2 or 3 British planters in a remote estate – in fact they were horribly hacked to death by an identified communist goon leader and this sealed the enmity of the British colonialists. Was that starting act of atrocity ingenious, necessary or civilized?

    During the Emergency, it has been known that no captured British soldiers ever made it back alive and there were around 254 such. In return there was, I recall, an old picture of a Scots guards holding up the decapitated heads of 2 alleged communists insurgents. And there was Batang Kali.

    So, no use depicting that as a squeaky clean conflict on either side.

  119. […] independence in 1957, Communism still lingered around us. People were living in fear. I know that such postings are made to glorify communism, I wonder if most of us still remember and see the pictures of dead bodies lying around for not […]

  120. ???? says:

    wits0: did you know what happened in Sungai Siput before the killings of the three Brits ? You seem to have only read English books but not Chinese and Tamil accounts. But, at least, you try to be balanced although the balance may not be very fair.

  121. velvel says:

    Samy Vellu: `I will always remain in Sungai Siput’
    New Straits Times; January 28, 2004

  122. whispering9 says:

    “Casualty figures reveal the nature of the conflict. Regular police and the army each lost just over 500 men; but over 800 special constables and auxiliary police were killed. Over 3,000 civilians, mainly Chinese, were dead or missing. Almost 7,000 guerrillas were killed, 1300 captured, and 2700 surrendered—500 in 1958, many of them financially induced. Approximately 500 British and Commonwealth soldiers, including Gurkhas, were killed, as were about 100 British civilians, most of them planters.” Add that to approximately 100,000 civilians death in Malaysia during WWII.

  123. Idiots' Guide to True History says:

    The boostful and arrogant Brits were defeated in only 70 days by the Japs in 1941. Most of the educated, “heroic”, “civilised” and “humane” men and women ran to India, Ceylon, Britain and Australia leaving behind only the “terrorists” to fight the Japs and protect the people for 3 years and 8 months. After the war was won, the educated, “civilised” and “humane” men and women returned to call the real fighters “terrorists”, and shoot , hang, jail and banish them for being “uncivilised” and “inhumane”.

  124. Wang Da Cai says:

    whispering9: after you promised “last response” on May 4, 2009 at 5:16 pm , you responded again on May 4, 2009 at 8:58 pm. It shows how trustworthy you are.

  125. whispering9 says:

    Hahahaha….WDC, that wasn’t a respond to you. Sorry, should have rephrased it more direct. I just didn’t want to continue abusing each other. Anyway, have a nice day, okay. I always tell my friends and family ‘Don’t trust anyone 100%…including me’. If it is any consolation, the British Empire under the East India Company committed more atrocities than many others. Hypothetically, if CPM had discarded her militia approach, adopted a civil-political approach and perhaps, re-branding her organisation, history might have been different. They tried to do that but it was too late after the fighting/struggle started. Actually, many historians felt that it was the event in India and England, being devastated by two successive wars, had to give Malaya the Independence. The Brits probably thought they could control Malaya via her economy like they did Hong Kong. However, our entrepreneurs were just as equally shrewd, eventually, weaned the control away from the Brits. And that is another history at another time. -No hard feeling okay-

  126. Malaysian Salt says:

    It’s interesting that the communists can live together without the racial tensions etc. so unlike the way the country is being run by UMNO when we are always threatened with racial riots yet, incited with racial hatred through means of Utusan Malaysia

  127. Wang Da Cai says:

    whispering9 :

    1. you are such a wishful-thinking & naive nut. You mean CPM could organise thousand-people dinners, start signitature campaigns or holding candle light vigils to resist the Japanese fascists or British imperialists and their Running Dogs ? You’re either a 9-year kid who somehow master some adult terms like “civil-political approach” or some very kiasi politician who like to talk big and posture yourself as a ‘hero’ while avoiding the associated risks.

    2. if CPM has completely failed, why did the Malaysian government sign a treaty with it ? Why did the name CPM appears as one of the plantiffs in Chin Peng’s affidavit for his homecoming case ?

    3. if CPM was not that effective in its military approach, why did the Brits sign treaties to use CPM’s forces to fight the Japs while the smarter Brits all retreated to India, Ceylon & Australia after only 70 days of disorganised and chaotic campaign in Penisular Malaysia & Singapore ?

  128. susie says:

    whispering9, you are fucking naive. you mean CPM could hold candle night vigils, hold hundred-table dinners or organise signature campaign to kick the Japs & Brits out ? How old are you ? You sound like a 9-year kid who somehow master some big words like “civil-political approach” through computer games !

  129. whispering9 says:

    Dear WDC and susie,

    Civil approach is very similar to your vigils and signature campaign. But during the British colonization era, the more effective civil approach was to organize non-violence civil disobedience. Political approach is very dissimilar from civil approach. Essentially, friendly politicians would now approach the British Administrative and persuade them to grant independent on a win-win situation. The British has learned from history how civil disobedience could lead to an all out war and open revolt with the politicians prompting; as was the case in America War of Independence. Of course, they also feared that communist countries like USSR and PRC might support such militia revolt. The recent Thailand event is a good illustration on how a civil-political approach works. Dealing with the Japanese Occupation is another time line. In this case, Malaysian militia and the British combined force waged a successful guerrilla jungle warfare against the occupying Japanese army. Malaysia was densely forested with virgin jungles during the forties and fifties.

    Okay, last response here, otherwise, I will being to sound condescending. Bye. Gotta to continue with my computer game.🙂 Really….no more reply in this thread for me.

  130. Idiots' Guide to True History says:

    sitting in an air-conned room in bangsar trying to imagine yourself as a decision-maker for war or peace ? bye, boy …gonna going for bak kut teh in klang with ah leong, ah soo and ah keong.

  131. rich papa says:

    could also be a case of a pale-faced 29-year kid just finished reading a political science book on liberalism from America and try to apply literally BACK to Malayan history.

  132. […] sloone added an interesting post on CPM member starts own blog to tell their side of history « *SUSAN …Here’s a small excerptThe CPM was stupid for baring themselves in a disadvantage arms duel with the British Government only to be labelled by the Malaysian Government later as armed-rebels, spitting image of the Malaysian history. … […]

  133. Han says:

    Komunis ni bukan pejuang kemerdekaan. Kalau pejuang kemerdekaan kena Tanah Melayu dah merdeka 1957 pun masih lagi menentang kerajaan? Mereka ni pengkhianat negara yg hanya nak jadikan Malaysia Negara Komunis mcm di China. Mereka sepatutnya sedar tentang hak2 org melayu dan ketuanan melayu kerana melayu adalah pribumi dan banyak berjuang tuntut kemerdekaan secara profesional bukan dengan cara memporak perandakan masyarakat….jangan terkeliru dengan dakyah Komunis yg jahat. Kalau betul berjuang untuk merdeka sepatutnya 1957 lagi mereka dah keluar dari hutan dan sama2 majukan negara. Kenapa mesti terus memberontak sampai dah tak boleh nak lawan kerajaan baru ingat nak berdamai dan sekarang, nak gunakan cara halus untuk sebarkan dakyah

  134. Han says:

    Komunis ni bukan pejuang kemerdekaan. Kalau pejuang kemerdekaan kena Tanah Melayu dah merdeka 1957 pun masih lagi menentang kerajaan? Mereka ni pengkhianat negara yg hanya nak jadikan Malaysia Negara Komunis mcm di China. Mereka sepatutnya sedar tentang hak2 org melayu dan ketuanan melayu kerana melayu adalah pribumi dan banyak berjuang tuntut kemerdekaan secara profesional bukan dengan cara memporak perandakan masyarakat….jangan terkeliru dengan dakyah Komunis yg jahat. Kalau betul berjuang untuk merdeka sepatutnya 1957 lagi mereka dah keluar dari hutan dan sama2 majukan negara. Kenapa mesti terus memberontak sampai dah tak boleh nak lawan kerajaan baru ingat nak berdamai dan sekarang, nak balik ke tanah melayu@Malaysia dan gunakan cara halus untuk sebarkan dakyah .

  135. Han says:

    Komunis ni bukan pejuang kemerdekaan. Kalau pejuang kemerdekaan kenapa Tanah Melayu dah merdeka 1957 pun masih lagi menentang kerajaan? Mereka ni pengkhianat negara yg hanya nak jadikan Malaysia Negara Komunis mcm di China. Mereka sepatutnya sedar tentang hak2 org melayu dan ketuanan melayu kerana melayu adalah pribumi dan banyak berjuang tuntut kemerdekaan secara profesional bukan dengan cara memporak perandakan masyarakat….jangan terkeliru dengan dakyah Komunis yg jahat. Kalau betul berjuang untuk merdeka sepatutnya 1957 lagi mereka dah keluar dari hutan dan sama2 majukan negara. Kenapa mesti terus memberontak sampai dah tak boleh nak lawan kerajaan baru ingat nak berdamai dan sekarang, nak balik ke tanah melayu@Malaysia dan gunakan cara halus untuk sebarkan dakyah .

  136. truth says:

    CPM was true freedom fighters of Malaysia. UMNO, MCA, MIC was traitors working for british. Anyone who say different is to defend malay apartheid.

  137. shads says:

    why do you guys giv a shit about cp???HE KILLED PEOPLE!! PERIOD! what if its your mom or dad or sibling were the ones who was tortured or shot by the comunist??who gave him the right to kill people?? if you think cp is too kind to kill ppl,why dont you ask him or his frens how many ppl he killed..then you can decide whether you wanna giv him a nice bungalow next to your hse.and how do we know susan is saying the truth! i dont even know who this susan is to take your word about cp..

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