Saturday, May 31, 2014

Prologues From An Epic War In A Malay Galaxy

Episode I - The Wanton Menace

The last days of the Japanese occupation saw the management of Tanah Melayu becoming chaotic. Despite their atrocities, the Japanese were kind to the native Malays in comparison to their own immigrant cousin from the north, the communists. Under the guise of MPAJA, the British had provided arms, strategy and funding to the communists to fight off the Japanese. Little did the British know (or really?) that this will lead to the biggest liability the nation had to face.

Being Malays, they have always been a race that welcomed everybody, and they never had much choice over the Japanese as much as they had no choice over the British pillagers. Being treated kinder than the Chinese, and given the chance to work in the administration, little do the Malays know that their activities were being monitored by the immigrant race who has long supported the communists.

The withdrawal of the Japanese promises a new hope for the Malays to start their own governance, but MPAJA declared themselves as saviors and try to claim Tanah Melayu as a Chinese communist state. In a show of force, the communists attacked, slaughtered and massacred Malays in Sungai Manik under the pretense of "eliminating Japanese agents". But many knew that it was an act of revenge on the Malays who the communists have always failed to influence into joining their movement, despite all their attempts. The failure in recruiting Malays into joining or supporting the communists by Mail Rudo, the communist agent, led them to harsher methods.

Episode II - Attack That Has Flown...

Those were dark days for the Malays of Sungai Manik, They were arrested and tortured, slaughtered, shot, stuffed in a sack while still alive and thrown into the river, if not not skewered and beheaded.

To the horror of the communists, the Malays and Muslims were united against them, led mainly by the Malay Banjars of the area. A holy war, Perang Sabil was declared against the godless tribes, and this holy war gave the communists a level or horror they have never seen before. The communists found their Malay agent, dead and limbless, and in many areas, they were defeated by a poorly-armed but very determined assault by the people who they have long regarded as uncivilized savages. Reports of flying machetes or parang terrified these guerrillas beyond means. It was a war communists could never win: Muslims believe in being martyrs for Islam and rewarded in the afterlife, while communists who never believe in the afterlife want to enjoy whatever they can get in this world.

By 1960, the Sabil War against the communists was over. The guerrillas, despite being well armed and funded, were humiliated by the people they regarded as "village monkeys".

Episode III - Revenge of the Filth

50 years have passed since the victorious battle. The communists no longer carry on their fight in the jungle. They have now moved to urban areas under the guise of democracy and human rights. Their attempt at an urban assault failed miserably on May 13th 1969 when the Malays who they thought have split, again united against them, leaving a trail of the northern tribe lying on the road, and the flying machetes returned with a horrendous effect.

Their battle of ideology was taken to a new level with the unification of the dark lords, namely Pakatan Rakyat. Thanks to their Supreme Pet, anwar and those in pas, the Malays are now split beyond repair, and many abandoned their religion and race, replacing them with politics.

Into this, the communists threw a new weapon into the fray: a young Malay Muslim lady to stand as a communist candidate in Telok Intan, about 5km from the historical battle of Sungai Manik. Instead of a full front assault on the Malays, this time, they attacked from inside, knowing that the Malays could never recover, ensuring the extinction of Malay and Muslim domination.

The communists believe that she is the chosen one: the one who will bring balance to their heretic principles and will be an excellent example to show how good a Malay is when she serves the communists instead of being the rulers.

With the Malays in tatters and the northern tribe standing firm with the communists, the lady won with a good majority. With the victory, she was paraded through all the Malay areas as a symbol of what a good Muslim should be, while the Malays fall further into a sinkhole, making way for the communists to snatch away the Malay Lands. The revenge is complete, the nation is theirs, the race that humiliated them extinct, and the religion that united them, kicked out. It was a revenge that is sweet as wine: it's sweeter with age. As for the lady, she was given a warm welcome when they took power, and when their power becomes ultimate, she was thrown out with the rest of the garbage.

Coming Soon: Episode IV - A New Hope For A New Land For Malays...

For reference on Sungai Manik, click here
For references on Perang Sabil, click here and here

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fun With Malays: Not The First, But It Sure Could Be The Last

We have read how the Malays fared throughout history. We know, for some strange unexplained reasons, the Western historians hid away a major portion of the Malays' history, but we do know that the Malay civilizations that existed were rich and prosperous. We do know, somewhere in the ancient timeline, the Malays became maritime experts, great traders and industrialists. The discovery of iron smelting industrial area in Sungai Batu, which dates back to the 5th century BC and the recognition of ancient Kedah's one and only iron inggots by ancient Greek records cemented the Malays' reputation for that. Even the discovery of a sunken Portuguese ship that robbed, pillaged and tried to make away with the riches from the Malacca Sultanate was estimated at a value of RM billions.

Whatever happened to these people? Did their civilization simply fell because of the west? Or was it caused by other northern tribes? Or simply by their own hands?

If estimations by archaeologists are correct, the first ever arrival of the historical Maram Mahavansam or Merong Mahawangsa, based on the descriptions given by Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa, was somewhere in the 10th century BC. In a time during the rule of the Prophet Kings, David (A.S.) and Sulayman (A.S.), Merong Mahawangsa arrived at what today is known as Sungai Merbok, and discovered that the Malays were already living there. It is said, his line generated the other Malay kingdoms in the peninsular and the lands north of it, such as Kedah, Langkasuka, later on Champa and Pattani.
(Note: although a lot of references I gave are from Wikipedia, please do not rely too much on them)

Kedah remain as producer and exporter of iron inggots for more than 2,000 years. Malacca rose to become a powerful kingdom from its strategic trading location. Pattani and Champa rose in importance after the decline of Malacca. Sadly, all declined even before the arrival of the European pirates.

Internal bickering, power struggle, rebellions and betrayal spelled doom for the kingdoms, making them vulnerable to other nations and/or tribes who had been eyeing their chances. The willingness of some Malays to let their own kingdom and people collapse and become vassals to foreigners has always been a key to destroy the Malays. In fact, these have also been some of the factors of how the British managed to takeover the Malay States and plunder its riches. These led to the destruction and persecution of the Cham (Malay) people, whose history is almost erased from history books. The Malays of Pattani today become strangers in the land they used to rule.In short, some Malays are willing because of the promise: "We will take good care of you"

Nobody knows how many times all of these have happened, although at times I feel that this circle came around a few times ever since the days of Sundaland, and mind you, I only gave the examples of Malay kingdoms that are related to Semenanjung Tanah Melayu only. I guess we can never guess when the circle of treachery was first committed, but I guess we might just see the final act in play right now, during these final days of the Malay dominance in Malaysia.

Throughout history of post-independence Malaysia, the emergence of the power-lusting anwar ibrahim has been identified as the beginning for the fall of the modern Malaysian Malay dominance. His odious pakatan rakyat; mysteriously well-funded, with "unseen" strategists and well aided by the west now controls 3 states in the peninsular. But truth be said, nothing is what it seems.

Anwar remains the honorary leader of the pack, while the real power is held by the communist dap. Yes, anwar might be the prime minister if pakatan ever wrests control of the country, but he will remain powerless. His track records as Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, especially during the Currency Crisis of 1997/98, is not something that profit-oriented tribes would celebrate. For them, it is beneficial, anwar needs a vehicle to move and he knows pkr is too corrupt and perverted to run anything, and dap...well, in reality, anwar is just a vassal for the actual people with power: dap.

Well, dap has always wanted Malays to join their movement, without having any Malays hold anything important in the party. We have seen through history, how dap tried to gain control of the country since their communist days. They tried infiltrating unions, spreading their ideology through usrahs at suraus and mosques; when that failed, they resort to murder, mayhem and massacre and later on, guerilla warfare. When all those failed, a political party disguised as democratic became the obvious choice. Many can still remember dap's involvement in creating the May 13th riots in 1969. To cover all this bloody past, there is pakatan rakyat, that worked hard to serve their pockets...err...people.

In a political aspect, what anwar and his cohorts did are similar to what befell the Malays back then. They become willing vassals for the sake of having power, selling off their people and lands so that their "masters" will take care of them. It doesn't matter for them if the Malays and Islam get kicked out from the country as long as they have a position and what they think as power. Pkr and pas are obliged to supply the main offence in their assault against the Muslim government of Malaysia, and in return, they will be the front or the veil in a government run by dap, as can be seen in Selangor.

Malays have never been that good defending themselves against outsiders, but excel in the art of attacking their own people.

Through history, we have seen how Malays are always willing to sabotage and destroy their own people out of spite and jealousy. It is a trait so bizarre, considering the fact that they are Muslims. The attacks on Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary for example, was a clearly politically motivated. Although the attacks were mainly vocal by pkr and pas, many could see that it was conducted with dap at the helm, from the Gardenia bread issue to the DRB-Hicom matters. It seems very typical Malay jealousy: they never complained about Chinese tycoons expanding their financial empire, and yet starts attacking because Syed Mokhtar was listed as one of Malaysia's richest people. Perhaps the concept of business jihad is too scary for a communist organization like dap. Perhaps Yayasan Bukhary shouldn't have contributed too much to Islamic orphanages and charity bodies, stop sponsoring poor Muslim students from around the world to universities and start signing cheques over to dap and pakatan, then he will find the opposition and western journalists "suddenly" writing nice things about him.

After the 2008 elections, many Malays have become economically conscious and started supporting businesses of the Malays, which is a great move. To many, it doesn't matter which side of the political divide the business is on, as long as it is a Malay Muslim's, they will support. However, the Malays of pakatan rakyat devised a different strategy: they support their own businesses and conspire any business owned by Malays who do not support them, in short, persecuting and eradicating Muslims who do not contribute to their vision of the New World Order. Again, this is a vintage Malay move. I am sure that, once only a small margin of Malay businesses left surviving in dap's Malaysia, dap will start buying their products because "they will take care of them."

Talk about being taken care of, let's take dap candidate for Telok Intan by-election, Dyana, for example. One would think that somebody who came from UiTM, the very institute that UMNO fought for for the advancement of Malays, who also practices law to be somebody who would stand to protect Malays and Islam, and everything pure about the country. Sadly, she is the first Malay woman candidate for communists. Still, she gave a familiar line, where she said that Lim Kit Siang is very concerned and took care of her. The Malays have heard that before, again and again before their civilizations come crashing and all their riches, land and possessions pillaged and carried away by other people.

Because she is well taken care of, maybe that's why she attacks her own university that she came from, And I guess Uncle Lim takes care of her during interviews too, answering for her. Would Uncle Lim, or would his son, Abang Joseph would ever call or care for her if there was no UiTM in the first place? She might just be another GRO working at some clubs for tips, or at factories completing her shift, would anybody from dap care for her? Well, knowing pakatan, maybe they would, but it will be strictly business...

After more than 50 years, the communists have finally found a Malay lady who is willing to look away from dap's past and present atrocities and racism and stand against the very people and religion that she was supposed to stand for. At this stage, I won't be surprised if, in a few years, dap found some Malay "Muslim" who is willing to live in accordance to dap's standard of a civil society: drinking, consuming pork, committing adultery and many more. It's only a matter of time. We are in the end of days anyway.

I have said it before, these are the last days of the Malays and Muslims in this place they call Tanah Melayu. So, safe to say I am predicting that Dyana will win, although not from Muslims who still could not fathom the thought about supporting communists.The Malays are a dying breed, their vulnerability exposed, everybody's exploiting it, including dap, and that's why we have Malays going against each other, and now, even Malays standing for a communist party. For dap, a lot rides on this lady. Too bad she is a vassal for dap to attack the very ground the Malays and Muslims stand for, with pas dropping their stand on their own Hudud (as usual) to support her. It is sad to see history repeat itself when some Malays chose to be vassals, sacrificing their own people and religion to the northern tribes for the sake of power.

I guess it is time for the Malay Muslims of Malaysia to travel and learn or at least Google beneficial facts and learn more about themselves rather than sharing pictures on social media.

Some young Malays of Thailand will claim that they are well cared for by the Thais; they can ask for anything and the government will try to provide. This might sound familiar to anybody who read Dyana's statement. Yes, this equality is good, but these youngsters also could not figure out why their elders object to the Thais, especially on the part where they are to be identified as Thai Muslims instead of Malays, on being disallowed to learn their native language and many other things. Maybe the Thais should also return the much-prized cannons and the wealth of Pattani that they robbed. Many young Malays of Thailand cannot speak Malay. The refusal of Malays of Thailand to participate in the debacle between the "red shirt and yellow shirt" infuriates the Thais, as the Malays put it, "just fighting among the Thais"

Maybe the Malaysian Malay Muslims will learn how difficult it is to be "strangers" in their own land, like the Chams of Vietnam and Cambodia. Defeated by the northern tribes of Kinh and Khmer, they were hunted down throughout the centuries. Being Malay Muslims and not being anywehere part of the huge northern tribe, the Chams had a different culture, ate differently than the all consuming Khmers, and during Pol Pot's regime, the Chams were almost wiped out as a result.

Anybody from the Malay line did well when they live as strangers in their own land?

Let me introduce you to the cousins of the Malays, the Polynesians, who was believed to have sailed towards the pacific after the demise of Sundaland. I have written these before on the fate of the Hawaiian Polynesians. (Click here)

Looks like the Malays time in Semenanjung Tanah Melayu is finally coming to an end. The circle of treachery might have turned for the final time, and might just return in smaller, unimportant timings once the Malays are displaced and segregated, like how the Malays are dealt with in Singapore. Or it might not even happen anymore once the Malays are forced into assimilation with the others.

Perhaps, by that time, the Malays will be an addition to the pages of history books around the world, whose extinction was triggered and operated by they themselves...only the Malays can destroy the Malays.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Out of Sundaland: Here Beginneth The Malays' Saga...

It has been an age-old mystery: how long have they been here? Where did they come from? How did they get here? Why are they always ignored by the western historians? Why do they always end up on the beating stick? Why, how, etc are the combination of inquiries. Who am I talking about? Well, the Malays, of course.

It's quite strange to see ancient civilizations are being recognized and preserved in the timelines of world history, but the Malays are always kept out despite having a history as long and jagged, although could be less glamorous compared to European and Middle Eastern ones.

Yes, yes, I understand the boggle in some you...what, a cheap paranoid-ridden conspiracy theorist writing about origins of the Malays, in a theoretical aspect, of course. But bear with me, maybe you can give your view on this too.

Who are the Malays? They can be found from the regions of South China, Taiwan, the Mekong Delta, the Malay Peninsular, Borneo, Philippines, Indonesia, Madagascar, The Pacific Islands (Polynesians, including Maoris) and even the South America (Rapa Nui), although they are refered to by so many names depending on where they are and the clans they are in.Nobody seems to know where they come from, but western historians theorized that Malays came from Yunan, China and spread southwards, and later, everywhere. Did they? Today, the study of DNA gave strength to another theory, the "Out of Sundaland" theory.

Between 110,000 to 12,000 years ago, the Ice Age melted and revealed the actual land masses under them. South East Asia was vastly different then: there was Sundaland, a bio-geographical region of Southeastern Asia, encompassing the Sunda shelf, with the islands of Indonesia and Philippines. This makes Tanah Melayu as part of the central mainland of Asia. It was a huge piece of land which can be a continent by itself.

Theological historians placed the Prophet Noah somewhere between 14,000 - 12,000 years ago, where the Great Flood reshaped the world and its population. Noah had 4 sons, but only 3 of them had off-springs that populated the world, as below:

Shem/Sam (meaning "renown/prosperity"): forefather of the middle peoples, or Semitic, largely the Israelites and the Arabs.

Ham/Hem (meaning "warm"): forefather of the southern (Hamitic) people, such as Africans

Japheth (meaning "open"): forefather of the northern peoples (Japhetic) such as Europeans, Turks, and most of the Eastern European Jews who call themselves as Israelis.

With the population scattered around the Middle Eastern, Africa and European continent completed, more human migration began. A study was carried out by Leeds University on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) concluded that around 12,000 years ago, there were human migrations from the south of Africa to Sundaland via India. This timeline might eliminate more popular theories on Malays either originated from the Prophet Abraham and Keturah, or that Malays are descendants of one of the lost tribes of Israel. What is proven is that there is a possibility that Malays are Hamitic.

On the subject of the lost tribes, it's interesting to note that there are no actual facts that 10 of the tribes of Israel disappeared and mtDNA failed to find any of them.

But this also marks the beginning of a few mysteries:

For around 2,000 years the Malays (or Austronesia, as westerners call them) settled on Sundaland without any single hint of civilization? If there is, we wouldn't know as there are no records of any civilizational activity in that area. However, we do know that a sudden catalysmic event happened that sent the Malays scattered accross Asia, Pacific, South America and Africa.

It was 9,000 - 10,000 years ago when the geography of Sundaland suddenly changed, either by tsunamis, earthquake or even volcano eruptions. The huge piece of land was broken up into a peninsular and thousands of islands, as today can be seen in South East Asia. The population dispersed via any possible means: those living inland moved further north, while others made it by their boats or ships. Among the first settlement by the Malays after Sundaland are Taiwan and the Philippines. These people repopulated the South East Asia via Yunan, the Mekong Delta and further south, while other migrated to islands of Indonesia, New Zealand, the Polynesian Islands and Madagascar.

Impossible? Asian civilizations tell a fable about a lost continent called Mu, although of a slightly different location (in the Pacific), it tells a story about highly advanced people who became to proud, arrogant and warlike and ultimately the continent sunk beneath the waves. Several researchers claim its similarities to Sundaland. Mu was supposedly the "cradle of civilization" and its society was very advanced. The survivors of the sunken continent of Mu resettled elsewhere, bringing along the remains of their knowledge and technology to their newly resettled places. Supporters of this story claim that the Mus were responsible for bringing the knowledge to build pyramids and similar structures that still stand today.

Here's another story which will make you feel that I am stretching this even further. Before 347BC, a Greek philosopher by the name of Plato spoke of an advanced civilization by the name of Atlantis, which he estimated sank beneath the waves in 9,000 years ago. In this version, Atlantis was described as Hellenistic, which is not surprising as he is Greek. However, his story was not original, Plato wrote that he heard the story from Egyptian priests, which source today cannot be traced. According to his story, Atlantis was populated by an advanced race who became arrogant and warlike, despite their abilities to create and build great monuments. It was also claimed that, after Atlantis sank, its survivors re-established themselves in various parts of the world with their knowledge and technology. Again, it was claimed that pyramids and ziggurats were built by Atlanteans.

Were the civilizations of Mu and Atlantis actually be the Malays of Sundaland? We do know that these are the people who built the astounding Candi Borobodur in Indonesia, but that can be considered as more recent. A mysterious monument was found underwater off Japan Sea, near Yonaguni Island, less than 100km of Taiwan was found about 3 decades ago, and received more global attention with the popularity of the internet. The monument is estimated to be at least 10,000 years old. It has been claimed that the monument includes structures like ruins of a castle, a triumphal arch, 5 temples, and one large stadium connected by roads and water channels, with a part of a retaining wall still intact. The area covered spans about 984 feet by 492 feet. Also found there are triangular bath-pool structures, platforms, gates, ditches and even stairwells. Who built this monument? It seems that the fabled Mu civilization might just have a basis after all.

By now, I guess many are saying this monument is in no way related to the Malays of Sundaland despite a concurrent timeline, but bear in mind that Sundaland was broken into pieces by cataclysmic effect and the movement of tectonic plates. If the monument was already built by the side of the sea, how far would the tectonic movement cause it to move in 9,000 - 10,000 years? In fact, the area where the monument is found is very active in earthquake and tectonic shifts. Was Plato's Atlantis referring to the Egyptian priests version of the civilization who built the monument from Sundaland? Or was it built as a colony of Sundaland?

The story of a town or city destroyed with survivors feeing by sea is not a strange possibility. The Holy Quran relates a story of an unknown town which dwellers were punished for their transgression, especially for rejecting 3 Prophets/Messengers who came to guide them, and for killing a man who tried to help the Prophets/Messengers. Their town was destroyed by a blast, but some of them were saved in arks. This Quranic history can be found in the Surah Yaseen, but the name of the town and the people remain unknown. Some historians suggested that the town is somewhere in Antioch, but there are those who profiled the town to be the lost city of Atlantis.

If these are the Malays, wouldn't it be astounding to find out how modern the ancient Malays were? For now, we know that when Merong Mahawangsa arrived in Kedah in the 5th Century BC, the Malays have already been there for a much longer period, planting rice and raising livestock, and possibly iron smelting. Were the skills for the industry taught, or inherited? It seems that the Malays are not as primitive and backwards as history made them to be. How do we prove all of these? One thing for sure, the Malays didn't just appear out of nowhere. They were here for a very long time, but what they did back then, nobody can give a definite answer. If they did have a glorious civilization, it might be at the bottom of the sea surrounding Tanah Melayu and the Indonesian Islands. Perhaps the Yonaguni monument can shed some light on this matter, or perhaps a chance discovery of certain monuments underwater or on the ground that will prove their past civilization.
Destruction of Sundaland?

By now I am sure that you might have at least a certain angle of the idea on the origin of the Malays. There is more about the Malays than meets the eye, but that will be another article, of course, as we have beginneth the saga of the Malays in this world.

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