When opposition (read:DAP) supporters, members and some of its leaders came out making a controversy of Malaysian Communist Party leader Chin Peng with suggestions that he was a hero as much as those who fought in the struggle for independence from British colonialists, I was stumped.
I was even more stumped when people actually bought that rubbish. Hey, I am still alive. I was around when we were still under threat of communist insurgency. Reports of people killed by communist terrorists were not figment of anyone's imagination.
How they and their self-serving "intellectuals", "academcians" and "thinkers" bent backwords to rewrite history.
The things they do to instigate hatred.
I will say no more because Anak Si Hamid has articulated it well..couldn't have said it better myself.
Here is an excerpt of her posting:
History, as we know, is written by
the winners. So, our analysis of history, its events and personalities,
needs to be considered within a clearly-stated context to be understood.
In particular, who stands to benefit from the writing? And who
defines the terms: who defines the crooks and the heroes, the monsters
and the saints, the terrorists and the freedom fighters?
Take those last two labels. They
have been bandied about, and manipulated (implicitly and explicitly) to
fit into many different agenda by accredited academics and other
opportunistic 'rogues, rascals, and scallywags'. "One man's terrorist
is another man's freedom fighter"- how many times have we heard that
cliché? Often, no doubt, when talking about Palestine. And
increasingly, nowadays, when talking of our own recent history here in
Now that LCP has departed, there
seems to be a revival of the urge to rewrite Malaysia's history - most
especially that of the period from 1930, through the Japanese Occupation
and the 'Emergency' to Merdeka. And especially the role of LCP. So how
do we make sense of the various events and personalities that make up
that history over that time? Perhaps we need to look at the context - the context of both time and space.
In particular, the time of
the post-1948 Emergency (or perhaps 'Insurrection" is a better word)
coincided with the demands and wars for independence from European
imperial powers. It was also the period of the Cold War between two
competing ideologies, Communist and the (so-called) Free World - and it
especially saw the rise of Communist China and the war in Korea. But
the 'Emergency' had a longer (and more particular) formative history
You can read the full article HERE.