Thursday, 28 May 2009

BogeyMan: Chin Peng, May 13 & Najib's "1MALAYSIA" Hypocrisy

Something Hilarious as I started my day, and I had to put it up:
"AirKosong" has provided a link to the PwC Audit Report on the PKFZ (now projected to cost a whopping RM 12BILLION) which was initiated during the time of Mahathir/Ling Liong Sik- he got it by entering the name "Najib Altantuya" with a fictitious IC number!!
This "mistake" I believe, is however quite deliberate since they have promised to make it public to the media- in that "certain quarters" are playing a "big game" in trying to discredit the previous administration of Mahathir/Ling Liong Sik and their camp in the current Umno/MCA.

PUTRAJAYA, April 30 — Former communist leader Chin Peng today failed in his last bid to live in Malaysia after the Federal Court here upheld two lower courts’ decisions compelling him to produce his identification documents before he can be permitted to enter this country.
Justices Datuk S. Augustine Paul, Datuk Hashim Yusof and Datuk Wira Ghazali Mohd Yusof made the decision after dismissing Chin Peng’s motion for leave to appeal.

Chin Peng, whose real name is Ong Boon Hua, was appealing against the Appeal Court’s decision on June 20, 2008, which ruled that he must produce his birth certificate or citizenship to prove that he is a Malaysian citizen before he can pursue legal action against the government.
In a bid to destroy the rising anti-colonial forces and the CPM, the British colonial authorities arrested thousands of Malay youth who were demanding independence in early 1948. And in June 1948, it declared a State of Emergency and banned the CPM and other anti-colonial and labor organizations. The CPM was left with no choice but to resort to an armed struggle for independence.
The Haadyai Agreement stipulated that the CPM would disband all armed units and terminate all armed activities. All weapons would be destroyed and CPM members would locate and destroy all landmines it placed in Malaysia. The Malaysian government would pay medical costs for any CPM members injured while removing landmines.
For these concessions, CPM members who wanted to re-establish legal residence in Malaysia could do so after spending at least 6 months in pre-designated places in Thailand. Those taking residence in Malaysia would have to swear allegiance to the King and abide by the Federal Constitution and laws of Malaysia.
The CPM leadership has since ensured scrupulous implementation of the agreement. But Chin Peng's petition to return to live in Malaysia has been denied to date.

The official stand is taken despite the peace agreement signed between the MCP and government on Dec 2, 1989, stating that party members who were of Malaysian origin should be allowed to settle in the country if they wished to do so.
Chin Peng’s mistake was that he did not take up then Premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on that offer immediately.
Much of the reluctance to allow him to return stem from challenges that are embodied in Chin Peng’s very existence, to official discourses about the origins of Malaysian independence. Firstly, communists such as Chin Peng (real name Ong Boon Hua) were practically the only Malayans fighting the Japanese invaders during World War II.
They did it with material and logistical support from British defenders who had recently so hastily abandoned their colonies in Southeast Asia.

Chin Peng is therefore a reminder of a fractious time when the Japanese were seen as invaders by some but as liberators of Malaya from British control by others.
The portrayal of communists as terrorists was therefore a narrative device that served to depict British colonialists as defenders of decent government, protectors of the public and willing participants in bringing independence to Malaya, in the final days of their empire.

- Malaysian Insider.

"Chin Peng and his commandos killed many people in the past and they certainly do not deserve any consideration from us"
-Rais Yatim, The "3 in 1" Minister.

"Claims that the CPM had killed many people are incorrect, as the British had killed more people during their occupation here compared to the emergency period.
"One thing that we always forget is that Sir Robert Thompson (the then defence secretary in Malaya) had said that the communists' fight for independence had hasten Malaya's independence by 10 years. This is something which the people should always remember,"
- Darshan Singh, Chin Peng's Lawyer.

“The government will not allow this because it would cause unhappiness, especially to the families of those who were killed during (the communist insurgency),”
- Najib Razak, who denies "knowing" the "Mongolian woman".

“Chin Peng wants to come back and somebody asked me what I thought about it so I said if BN wants to reject the communists, then the same can be said about nationalists”
-TG Nik Aziz

"We are all held to ransom by extremists. We want to be rational and we all want to do what is best ... But we cannot do all these .... we will be accused of being traitors, not supporting our own community or our own religion. We will be demonized etc.etc"
- Mahathir, The Extremists

The May 13 Incident is a term for the Sino-Malay race riots in Kuala Lumpur (then part of the state of Selangor), Malaysia, which began on May 13, 1969. The riots led to a declaration of a state of national emergency and suspension of Parliament by the Malaysian government, while the National Operations Council (NOC or MAGERAN) was established to temporarily govern the country between 1969 and 1971. Officially, 196 people were killed between May 13 and July 31 as a result of the riots, although journalists and other observers have stated much higher figures. Other reports at the time say over 2,000 were killed by rioters and police and Malaysian Army rangers mainly in Kuala Lumpur. Many of the dead were buried in the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital grounds in unmarked graves quickly by soldiers of Malaysian Engineers.
The government cited the riots as the main cause of its more aggressive affirmative action policies, such as the New Economic Policy (NEP), after 1969.
I recall clearly what Razak told Harun,"…the good news is you will continue to run Selangor. Chee Khoon and Chong Eu had just spoken to me that they want status quo preserved. So tell the people gathering at your house to disperse."
-Abdullah Ahmad, an aide to Tun Razak, and a former NST Editor.

Mas Selamat Kastari will not be handed over to Singapore and will continue to be detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) because he is considered a security threat to Malaysia as well, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
- Malaysian Insider, No entry for Chin Peng, no exit for Mas Selamat

"Tun Daim Zainuddin has personally told Dr Mahathir that Singapore possesses all the evidence that Najib, Razak Baginda and Altantuya met at the Oriental Hotel in Marina Square one year before she died. This means, with the evidence that Singapore possesses, they would be able to blackmail Najib."
- RPK, The Malaysia-Singapore ‘cold war’

Kita berasa pelik dengan tindakan beberapa pemimpin bukan Melayu dan penulis blog yang “bersemangat” memperjuangkan Chin Peng @ Ong Boon Hua sejak kebelakangan ini.
-Bahaya sentimen Chin Peng, propaganda halus komunisme — Utusan Malaysia

After the return of British rule, the CPM continued its armed insurrection, this time against the British colonial government, via its new militant wing, the Malayan Races Liberation Army (MRLA). Rashid was entrusted by CPM leader Chin Peng to lead the MRLA's Malay-dominated 10th Regiment.
-Rashid Maidin

“They rounded us all up and we were terrified. “Even though we said we were not communists and we had no weapons, they killed one of the young men in cold blood in front of my eyes because he had a permit to collect durians, written in Chinese. “I think the British soldiers must have thought it was a communist document,” she said. “The soldiers then told him to run away but he didn’t want to, but they pushed him and when he did run, they shot him from the back.”
- BBC, Malaysia massacre fight goes on (The Batang Kali Massacre)

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