What's special about April Fool’s Day – Umno and the Malayan Union
The British inaugurated The Malayan Union on 1st Apr 1946 as a launching platform for UMNO in May 1946. The British with their typical British humour chose 1st Apr as an auspicious date and we have been fooled ever since.
Psychological warfare tactics: Use Fear and Greed on the rural Malay masses.
Fear: The Chinese are taking over the country.
Greed: We must protect our rights.
Manipulators: British and the Malay Ruling Class.
The script is still being played today, 66 years after the event.