Sunday, 31 August 2014

INTERESTING ARTICLE FOR THE MALAYS, CHINESE (ESPECIALLY) AND OTHERS TO READ !! Malays gave up country name ‘Tanah Melayu’ in 1963, any regrets?

INTERESTING ARTICLE FOR THE MALAYS, CHINESE (ESPECIALLY) AND OTHERS TO READ !! Malays gave up country name ‘Tanah Melayu’ in 1963, any regrets?

On 5 Aug 1957, the Raja-Raja Melayu signed the perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu with British High Commissioner Sir Donald MacGillivary in King’s House, Kuala Lumpur.
On 15 Aug 1957, the Rang Undang-Undang Perlembagaan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu was passed by the Majlis Mesyuarat Undangan. Pictured below is the 1957 constitution.
On 31 Aug 1957, the watikah pemashyuran kemerdekaan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu was signed by Tunku Abdul Rahman.
The historic document in Jawi script is scanned below.
Its translation to bahasa Melayu rumi reads:

Pemasyhuran kemerdekaan

Dengan nama Allah yang Maha Murah [Pemurah] lagi Mengasihani. Segala puji bagi Allah yang Maha Berkuasa dan selawat dan salam ke atas sekalian Rasul-Nya.
Bahawasanya oleh kerana telah tibalah masanya bagi umat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu ini mencapai taraf suatu bangsa yang merdeka lagi berdaulat sama setimpal kedudukannya dengan segala bangsa di seluruh dunia.
Dan bahawasanya oleh kerana dengan perjanjian yang disebut namanya Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu tahun 1957 yang diperbuat di antara Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Queen dengan Duli-Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja-Raja Melayu, maka, telah dipersetujui bahawa Negeri-negeri Melayu, iaitu JohorPahangNegeri SembilanSelangorKedahPerlisKelantan,Terengganu, dan Perak serta negeri yang dahulunya dinamakan Negeri Selat, iaitu Melaka dan Pulau Pinang, mulai 31 hari bulan Ogos tahun 1957, hendaklah menjadi sebuah Persekutuan baharu bagi negeri-negeri yang bernama Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.
Dan bahawasanya oleh kerana telah bersetuju pula di antara kedua-dua pihak dalam perjanjian tersebut, iaitu Melaka dan Pulau Pinang hendaklah daripada tarikh tersebut itu tamat daripada menjadi sebahagian daripada jajahan takluk Baginda Queen, dan Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Queen tidak lagi berhak menjalankan apa-apa kedaulatan baginda ke atas kedua-dua buah negeri yang tersebut itu.
Dan bahawasanya kerana telah bersetuju pula di antara kedua-dua pihak yang tersebut, iaitu Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu tahun 1948, dan segala perjanjian yang lain yang ada sekarang antara Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Queen dengan Duli-Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja-Raja ataupun salah seorang daripada Baginda-Baginda itu sebelum tarikh yang tersebut hendaklah dibatalkan mulai daripada tarikh itu, dan semua kuat kuasa-kuat kuasa dan hak-hak Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Queen ataupunParlimenNegeri United Kingdom dalam Negeri-Negeri Selat yang tersebut itu ataupun yang berhubung dengannya atau Negeri-Negeri Melayu ataupun Persekutuan Tanah Melayu seluruhnya adalah tamat dengan sendirinya.
Dan bahawasanya oleh kerana Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Queen, Duli-Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja-Raja Melayu, Parlimen Negeri United Kingdom dan Majlis-Majlis Undangan Persekutuan dan Negeri-Negeri Melayu telah meluluskannya, Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu tahun 1957 itu berjalan kuat kuasanya. [...]
You will notice in the proclamation of Independence – sort of our ‘birth certificate’ – that the Raja-Raja M-E-L-A-Y-U are mentioned throughout.
No mention of “Cina” though.
But more importantly, the 1957 watikah pemashyuran kemerdekaan refers to this country as Persekutuan TANAH  M-E-L-A-Y-U  in name.
Federation of the Malay States.
Only Penang and Malacca were the Straits Settlements but with Merdeka, the Queen of England duly relinquished her rights to both colonies.
BELOW: Manuscript Hukum Kanun Melaka

Only Penang is not a Malay state

When the all states in the Malay peninsula were first federated in 1948, the agreement was similarly called perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.
These states, with the exception of Penang, have always been Malay states ruled by a Raja Melayu yang berdaulat.
As you can see, Penang is unique in the scheme of things. But then again, Penang ain’t that very big and the fact of this small state (one out of 11) not being a Malay state did not deter the Semenanjung from adopting the name Tanah Melayu.

Always had Melayu identity

On 14 Apr 1895, Sultan Abu Bakar formalized the Undang-Undang Tubuh Negeri Johor. See above the kitab Undang-Undang Tubuh Kerajaan Johor; the ‘1312’ on the front cover refers to the year in Hijrah.
On 2 Nov 1911, the Undang-Undang Tubuh Kerajaan Terengganu was framed.
And the modern Undang-Undang Tubuh Negeri of the other states Malay were similarly constituted in the following years.
BELOW: Tunku’s first post-Independence Cabinet (note: Tan Siew Sin absent)

Tunku, Tunku what did you do?

Up to 1963, this land was Tanah Melayu.
But when Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak merged with the 11 states of Tanah Melayu, then our country become Malaysia.
Tunku, the Bapa Kemerdekaan, enjoyed a warm personal friendship with MCA founder Tan Cheng Lock who was a Malacca Baba.
The first cooperation between Umno (Abdul Razak Yahya) and MCA (Ong Yoke Lin) was crafted in 1952 for purpose of the Kuala Lumpur city council election.
In the photo above of Tunku’s first Cabinet, there are three Ministers from MCA. They are Cheng Lock’s son Tan Siew Sin, Ong Yoke Lin and H.S. Lee.
All three were men of a different breed from the Chinese politicians we have now. Tan was a Baba, Ong converted to Islam in 1961 taking the name Omar while Lee came from a rich family of tin miners. His grandfather was a scholar while his great grandfather had served as an official in the Chinese emperor’s court.
MCA’s Tun Col. H.S. Lee was clearly unlike today’s DAP evangelista politicians who are greedy carpetbaggers exploiting the gullibility of a resentful Chinese electorate.
BELOW: You can take the Ah Soh out of the wet market but you can’t take the wet market out of the Ah Soh 
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Tanah Melayu is racist!

Nowadays if you as much as dare whisper the words Tanah Melayu, the Dapsters will scream that you’re a “racist” !
They will demonize you as a hater who is anti-national unity. They will smear you as a “bigot” who wants to divide or tear apart our society. They will hang the scarlet letter ‘E’ around your neck, announcing to the cyber world – which is thoroughly dominated by them – that here walks an “Extremist” terrorizing his meek and mild and peace-loving Malaysian neighbours.
Oh yes, and you’re “low class” too.
Some of them will even go as far as to claim that “the ‘Malay’ is [merely] a political construct that was initiated by the British”.
The paragraph below is extracted from an article by the (now defunct portal) Nut Graph editor Jacqueline Ann Surin titled ‘The problem with Malay unity‘.

Label ‘pendatang’ makes the Chinese berserk

Never mind history but you’re strictly forbidden to call the Chinese ‘pendatang’ even though they behave like one.
The term “pendatang” is a provocation that will assuredly make the Firsters go all ballistic. The predictable rage they display when called as such is really, really vicious.
An Isma activist Alifah Ting Abdullah once suggested to the non-Malays:
“Jika rasa tidak mampu untuk bertolak ansur dan punya rasa hormat seperti mana datuk nenek moyang kita dahulu yang dengan rela hati menandatangi kontrak sosial dan berada di bawah pimpinan tuan punya tanah sekarang (Malaysia) iaitu kaum Melayu (Islam), rasanya elok juga untuk memohon kewarganegaraan China iaitu bukan warganegara Malaysia.”
The Yahudi Yeohs retaliated against her short 400-word statement with more than 1,000 comments:
So much for loving their enemy and turning the other cheek.
BELOW: Berita Harian editorial cartoon in August 1958 on Persekutuan Tanah Melayu celebrating its first birthday

No hope, no cure

They talk about “national reconciliation”.
They claim they want nothing better than national unity, and to live in peace and harmony.
But the truth of the matter is that MCA has already torn up the social contract.
And the DAP is using a most sneaky backdoor method – “there are no Malays, no Indians too and zero Chinese, all are Malaysians” – in order to negate Article 153 of the Federal Constitution on the “special position” of the Malays.
Their Politics of Hate has poisoned the well, and their endless fitnah destroyed good faith and goodwill between the races almost beyond repair. All because they’re too greedy for power and believe that the ends justify whatever the means.

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