(File photo: Regiment 10th’s procession during its 10th anniversary)
A famous Chinese says : “The race who doesn’t recognize the true history of its nation, is a race and nation that is seriously lacking in reflection and clarity of mind/vision. Its will make them further backward and not progressing” (Trinleychodron).
Today is the 60th anniversary of the formation of the 10th Regiment of the Communist Party of Malaya. The regiment 10th was led by Abdullah CD (photo: right), who was also the chairperson of the CPM back then. Most of the soldiers in the regiment comprise of Malay/Muslims, from Malaya and Southern Thailand. They took up arms to resist the British Colonial masters at that point of time, when the country was fighting for its independence.
Many of them are still alive, and live humble lives. They still think and long for their families in Malaysia. But life goes on…
Lets not forget a part of our history, no matter how small people’s contributions are. And their contributions are not that small, compared to the new colonial masters we have – UMNO.