You asked for my opinion pertaining to Chin Peng. I scribbled two articles sometime in May (if it can be classified such) about him. Appended below is one of them.
Appreciate if it is fit for your blog. Otherwise, dicard it.
CHIN PENG - FORGIVE AND FORGET
By EX RMN M2140
By EX RMN M2140
Sometime in August 1945, a village head in a remote settlement outside the sleepy town of Air Hitam was ‘persuaded’ to attend a meeting with PKM personnel in an unknown location. That was the last time he was seen by his family.
Earlier in the week, he was advised by the Chinese villagers to leave the village, albeit remporarily because there were rumours the communists were after him. Being a ‘Banjarese’ who migrated to Malaya in the early thirties, and having fought the Dutch colonialists in Kalimantan, Indonesia, he was adamant to stand his ground and overcome adversities, come what may. Little did he know that there were Malays and Banjarese in the communist camp.
Many ‘Banjarese’ of yesteryears were well known for their bravery as well as in depth spiritual knowledge and fighting skill. The exploits of ‘panglima’ Salih and Ijam in Muar/Batu Pahat and HJ Bakri and his men in Sungai Manik are testimonies of their saga.
Without the help of the Malays/Banjarese, the communists would not have been able to cause injuries much less the premature demise of this village head.
That village head is naib Hassan bin Abu Bakar, the scribe’s grandfather.
Nyior Estate, 1950 or thereabout. A full platoon of special constable personnel was ambushed and virtually wiped out by the communists. Another platoon that came to the aid of their comrades hours later saw dead bodies, most of them with stab wounds. According to the sole survivor who outfoxed the communists by feigning death, the injured were kicked and stepped on mercilessly for any sign of life upon which, the living wounded would be despatched to the Creator with their bayonets.
A week or so before the encounter, a group of terrorists headed by a well known ‘one eyed’ communist leader in the area, a Malay nicknamed ‘Man Cilak’ surprised a platoon of special constables who were resting in a rubber plantation. The manner in which Man Cilak and his men appeared and disappeared in a blink of an eye behind ‘a’ tree were the talking point for years to come. Such were the prowess of the Malay communist leaders then.
And fortunately (or otherwise) for that platoon, Man Cilak did not just spare them the ignominy of being caught with their pants down but also advised them to be vigilant in future only to return, days later, and witnessed the brutal massacre the communists inflicted on their comrades.
In 1953, the lone survivor from that encounter in Nyior Estate came to visit his friend who by then have opted to start life anew in the village.
That man who lost his right leg on that fateful day was uncle Hamdan and the person he visited was his good friend in the second platoon. And his good friend is the scribe’s father.
And Chin Peng is regarded as the person responsible for the unnecessary loss of lives and limbs including that of naib Hassan and uncle Hamdan.
Why Chin Peng. And Chin Peng alone!
But could the communists have found the formula to neutralise the ’spiritual prowess’ and invincibility of naib Hassan. And could Chin Peng be as ’brave and powerful’ without the collaberations of the Malays?
An honest answer will be a big NO.
Why then only Chin Peng is prohibited from returning to his birth place while the ’collaborators’ were treated differently?
Is the scribe less of a patriot for questioning the wisdom of fellow Malaysians?
During the height of the Indonesian Confrontations, and with reasonably good Senior Cambridge certificate, the scribe decided to answer the call of duty by joining the armed forces. Offers to pursue teaching profession and desk jobs in the civil service were put aside for the sake of the country.
Is that not patriotic?
And how many of those ‘very patriotic’ Malaysians dare risk life and limbs serving the front line in defense of their beloved country?
And why should fellow Malaysians practice ‘forgive and forget’?
As obedient servants of God, Muslims are guided by the teachings of Quran and practice the sunnah or preachings of Prophet Mohammad. And the majority who vehemently oppose the return of Chin Peng are Muslims.
Have we not heard how Prophet Mohamad forgave his enemy Abu Sufian and the Jew who had the habit of throwing water on him, and Saidina Ali who forgave the enemy whom he was about to kill? Those are just a few of the many examples of forgiving the enemy.
As Muslims, we ask for forgiveness from God and hope to be forgiven. But why the reluctance when it is our turn to forgive others!
As human beings, it is never easy to erase the pain from memory but it does not take super human effort to forgive. After all, Islam as well as other religion and teachings encourage the faithfuls to be forgiving.
So fellow Malaysians, why not give it a thought.
EX RMN M2140
EX RMN M2140
To our beloved Prophet(SAW), an agreement is an agreement to be upheld even if it is sometimes a lopsided one. He even went as far as to say that whomever do not adheres to an agreement they have entered into, is a clear sign of 'munafik'. Using that as a benchmark, how many time and how many agreement have UMNO "a muslim malay" party broke or renegade on? Promises to the rakyat not fulfilled? Lied and cheat? So don't be too surprise to see our govt which is controlled by UMNO, is not to be trusted or believed as far as an agreement is concerned. That is UMNO! All the talk about Malay and islam is just a cover to hide their true nature... UMNO is just like Bernie Madoff... The biggest and longest PONZI Scheme ever to hit the Malaysian shore. And sooner or later that scheme will come crashing down and us Malaysia will be left holding a worthless paper called RM.ReplyDelete
I read with anxiety the inscription by XRMN M2140 to travel back into time when a known communist was a Malay named Mat Indera has carved a legend for himself as being "KEBAL" (invincible), so notorious was he that his name had caused fear amongst the SC (special constables) who were mostly Malays, and they believed that Mat Indera cannot be harmed by bullet or any other weapon.ReplyDelete
But my anxiety is not in the "kebalness" and the prowess of the Malays being fabled as ferocious communists with supernatural powers, but in the Malays being members of a communist organization.
Bear that in mind at that time the definition of a Malay is not constituted yet as what is it now, therefore I can understand that the collaboration of some Malays with the communist was purely nationalism. The Malays joined hands with the communists to fight the British colonialist for independence. It is only natural they were branded enemy because the one who branded them was the British not the people of Malaya. The one who branded them as enemy was the invader of Malaya.
And in 1948, how would the Malays and the people of Malaya know just when the British is going to set us free? While some people in Malaya were not that ignorant to learn that elsewhere in the world other British colonies are fighting for independence as the result of WW2.
Talking about communist atrocities, what do we expect in war? What about Japanese atrocities in Malaya that saw Yamashita being hanged for "crime against humanity". Have we no remorse for the mass murder of the Chinese in Malaya by the Japanese? Has Chin Peng done any crime against humanity that qualifies him as a war criminal?
The Chinese have a long history of suffering right from the day of their first emperor to understand the meaning of living under an invader. The Malays have no history of living under a tyranic ruler that killed millions of their own people or under an oppressive cruel invader other than the hardship of living in the Japanese occupation.
The British rule had made the Malays the peace loving people that's why we keep claiming that we are peace loving people. If so we are a peace loving people then why can't we forgive Chin Peng?
In the first place why sign the agreement if we cannot honour the agreement.ReplyDelete
Is this the benchmark. Similarly in all other agreement malaysia signed with other nations, they also have a right to dishonour it.
I am sure there are a certain amount of distrust by ASEAN countries on malaysia regarding trust and honour in upholding any agreement.??
Here we go, a testimony by an ex-rmn M2140. Will it be splash over the mainstream media or any historians what to pursue the subject matters.ReplyDelete
Yep, it's always better to "forgive and forget"
On another note, no one person can cause maximum damage unless there are followers or collaborators. This can read in history books dated back to Malacca sultanate.
Lest we forget, I must mention here that while Chin Peng is a Chinese waging war on the British, it was the Chinese too that caused devastating setbacks to Chin Peng campaigns in the 1st Malayan Emergency and made him withdrew to find bases in South Thailand. The 1st Malayan Emergency was won by the covert operations of the Special Branch that employed many Malayan Chinese to infiltrate Chin Peng's Chinese dominated organization, without which it was impossible to gain intelligence and information leading to the capture and assassination of many of Chin Peng's top commanders.ReplyDelete
In boasting that we are the only nation who have won the war on Communist Insurgency, please do not forget the contribution and sacrifice of our Chinese brothers and sisters just because they were the unsung heroes.
Check out this article on race:
Its only UMNO thats against. MCA is for!ReplyDelete
Ong Boon Hua @ Chin Peng, a distant uncle of Ong Tee Keat! from Ong family. They look alike, they sound alike, they behave alike!!!
In the minds of the people of Malaya, Chin Peng is a Communist and he is public enemy number one.That much is due to a very systematic and effective strategy of psy-war applied by our pre-merdeka propaganda machine.ReplyDelete
As far as the public is concerned it does not matter whether Chin Peng is allowed to come back or not because the burgeoning population of Malaysia are born after Merdeka and their memory about the Emergency is almost nil. The issue here is quite simple. What had been agreed to by the Malaysian Government during the negotiations of the Haadyai Accord must be respected. If there was a tacit agreement to allow Chin Peng to come back it must be honoured, otherwise the Govt is in breach of promise.
The writer XRMN M2140 gets my full respect as a true Muslim, decent and compassionate human being. I hope XRMN M2140 reads this message.
As for your goodself, I have my utmost respect for you and your gallant efforts in pursuing for a just government and just system.
simple and touching story... it's moslems like this writer that'll be able to give Islam the respects it lacks in the international arena.ReplyDelete
The Government is just teaching the rakyat that it is ok not to full fill a promise or agreement.
Sir, this is a clear example of the malay peribahasa: Janji Melayu
According to Kamus Dewan Edisi Pertama, Janji Melayu = Janji yang tidak ditepati. (Translation: Malay Promise = Promise unfullfilled. In later edition of Kamus Dewan, Janji Melayu has been taken out.
Please excuse me for stating the above because there are good malay people who mean every word uttered.
So at the end of the day, it is no surprise that this BN government has made a lot of empty promises, truly a splendid living example of JANJI MELAYU.
Chin Peng should be allowed back to his place of birth.
1Malaysia is full of hypocrisy and double standards.
It is OK to bring back the body of the notorious terrorist/mass murderer Nordin Top for a decent burial in his hometown. If not for the fact that it will provoke worldwide controversies, I'm sure the 1UMNO government might even accord Nordin Top a state funeral since Home Minister Hishamuddin will claim that Nordin Top was rehabilitated in death so all is forgiven.
However it is not OK to allow Chin Peng to come back? Why? Perhaps Chin Peng should now embark on being a terrorist and blow up a hundred Indonesians and he will be allowed back to die in Malaysia.
To err is human but to forgive is divine. This saying does not hold water with 1UMNO because IUMNO has no compassion and no sense of human decency left in the party. The cancerous spread of corruption has permeated the whole 1UMNO and swallowed up the last drop of compassion and human decency since MM's time.
NOW, we know 'janji melayu'=munafik! terima kasih !ReplyDelete
Whoever you are, I have read your comment and Thanks.
I wrote What I believe and practice. And not 'cakap tak serupa bikin".
Since I was a small boy in the village, my parents taught me not to discriminate fellow being irrespective of race and religion.
That being the case, why treat Chin Peng differently.
Another reason why we should practice forgive and forget.ReplyDelete
HEALTH is something that we cannot buy. I still remember the advice given by the late Mr Chua, if my memory still serves me right, his full name is Mr Chua Boon Leong, the proprietor of Selangor Pewter who resided at Kenny Hill in late 70s "Young man, look after your health.Look at me on this wheel chair and look at my beautiful wife. I have everything but health...and do not forget to keep this one clean" while placing his right hand on the left side of his chest.
What has it got to do with forgive and forget?
If we can forgive the mistakes of our fellow being, we will be at piece with ourselves. We do not need sleeping pills to go to bed. We do not need 'high blood pressure' drugs in the morning. All we need is 'self analysis' before going to bed every night and be honest to ourself. If we think we have offended another person, just say sorry.
I am in my 60s and in perfect health. My BP is below 120/80 and I do not take a single health tablets. I walk 6km on alternate days in under 60 mins.
Am I bragging? No. Not at all. I just want to share the secret of health living with you all...practice forgive and forget.
And the rest, leave it to God.
...the secret of healthy living and not health living.
"Its only UMNO thats against. MCA is for!
Ong Boon Hua @ Chin Peng, a distant uncle of Ong Tee Keat! from Ong family. They look alike, they sound alike, they behave alike!!!"
Ong Boon Hua @ Chin Peng, Kong Cho Ha (current Deputy Minister), Ling Liong Sik, Ngan Chin Wen and Robert Kuok come from the same clan and so are the folks from Setiawan, Batu Pahat, Kuching and Sibu.
UMNO's ISLAM CANNOT FORGIVE AND FORGET ITS ENEMIES!ReplyDelete
They will punish the enemy ten times even after their death!
Look what is happening in this country, do I need to say anything more?
Chin Peng cannot come home to die, a lot WAS said about NORDIN MAT TOP!
Is he back and laid to rest because he is a:
MALAY/MUSLIM....Anak Watan...Anak Johor...Rakyat Malaysia..
NOW WE HAVE TRIPLE STANDARDS BASING ON THAT FACTS! FOUR IN FACT!
SO MELAYU's ARE A VERY SPECIAL BREED, THAT IS WHY THEY ARE TUAN!
THE UMNO's WARRIORS ARE ALL TUAN's THE REST HAMBA ABDI PUNYA KASI STATUS!
Sampai dunia khiamat, saya tidak yakin boleh berubah...dia adalah satu parti sexists dan egoist! RACISTS paling besar ---
The NEW APARTHEID OF THE WORLD
WELCOME TO MALAYSIA!
CHIN PENG WILL ALWAYS BE AN ENEMY
CREATED BY BRITISH AND CONTINUED BY UMNO ALONE
THEY NEED AN ENEMY SO THAT THEY CAN JOIN HANDS TO FIGHT IN THE CAUSE OF DEFENDING THE SO CALLED RIGHTS!
IN SARAWAK ALL CT's HAVE RETURNED TO SOCIETY AND SOME ARE WEALTHY AND HEALTHY BUSINESS PERSONS!
WHY MALAYSIA HAVE TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF LAWS FOR ONE SAME SCENARIO? IT BEATS ME?
THAT SHOWS WE IN SEMENANJUNG ARE MORE BACKWARDS THEN OUR BRETHEN IN EAST MALAYSIA....
MALAYSIA IS BREAKING UP VERY SOON THE ISLAND OF BORNEO WILL SAIL AWAY...TRUST ME...TSUNAMI ON THE WAY A VERY VERY BOG ONE...BUY LIFE CRAFT AND LIFE VESTS QUICKLY...
This Chin Peng sudah tua, I don't think he pose any immediate danger to the country anymore. CPM has been disbanded and defunct. The big question was, why the Malays communist leaders are allowed to come home?ReplyDelete
There are leaders in this country that are much worse than Chin Peng and pose a bigger threat than CPM. Their threat may one day systematically dismantle the social fragments of Malaysia, hence destabilise it for good. The IGP being accused of working hands in glove with the Alongs, even the PM is suspected with murder, treason, corruption. The justice system have become a ZOO, MACC, AG and whatnot. These are immediate and long term threat to the country and it's peoples.
But these monsters were revered and were made leaders. Leaders that will one day lead this country to dooms.
Chin Peng is a more potent threat than any other in this country, the longer he lives the better it is for UMNOReplyDelete
They must continue to gather support and have a cause to fight in UMNO, and Chin Peng becomes the punching bag, the malays in UMNO are united when there is a common enemy, and CP is the main enemy!
Without CP UMNO us defunct, this ole man must live longer and torture UMNO, they are scared shit of him if he returns, because he can unite the PKR/PAS/DAP to form a new force the - third force!
UMNO will be doomed when all races are united and UMNO and its Malays, including MAMAK's will have to leave this country not Chin Peng.
All of them are confirmed robbers and swindlers! Any court which is practicing good judgment will and can find them all guilty, and will be hung!
So all of them will have to run for their poor lives, or else face the hang-mans' noose!