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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celebrating Malaya being Conquered

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If Malaya can celebrate being conquered, why not celebrate the day the Japanese took over Malaya on 8th December? And while we are at it, celebrate 14th January as the date which the Dutch took over Malaya. Or how about the day when the Dutch handed over Malaya to the British? Why not celebrate that too?

By John Doe

I call your attention to this WEBSITE:
http://www.worldheritage.com.my/2011/09/portuguese-celebrating-500-years-in-melaka/

and I quote:
"... Malaca will commemorate a attainment of a Portuguese here in 1511 where they built a Fort A’Famosa (above). Malacca Portuguese-Eurasian Association boss Michael Singho says a eventuality is approaching to attract thousands of tourists KUALA LUMPUR: Historical city Malacca will reason a informative spectacular subsequent month as it relives a attainment of a Portuguese here in 1511."

Here is what happened on that day.
In 1511, the Viceroy of India, Afonso de Albuquerque, decided to organize an expedition destined to conquer Malacca. At the head of 1100 - 1200 men and 14 ships, Afonso de Albuquerque arrived in view of Malacca in June of 1511 and immediately demanded the rescue of the Portuguese that were taken prisoners in the 1509 expedition. The Sultan tried to gain time to strengthen the town defenses. He was well aware of the small number of Portuguese troops and was confident of his powerful army of 20000 men and 2000 guns. Albuquerque wasted no time. At dawn on 25 July 1511 the Portuguese attacked the town concentrating the assault on the bridge of the river dividing the town.

The attack was successful and the Portuguese finally succeeded in establishing a bridgehead in the town. There were then several days of siege in which the Portuguese bombarded the city. On 24 August 1511 the Portuguese again attacked only to discover that the Sultan had escaped. With Malacca now in Portuguese hands, they sacked the town. However, following Albuquerque’s orders, they respected the property of those who sided with them.

B. W. Diffie and G. D. Winius in the book "Foundations of the Portuguese Empire 1415-1580" write: "the capture of Malacca by a mere 900 Portuguese and 200 Indians must rank as an event in the history of European expansion no less stunning than the better known conquest of Tenochtitlan by Hernando Cort├ęs"."

So, on 24th October, the Ketuanan Sultan in Malacca died. Is this what the upcoming celebrations are about? On that day, hundreds died by canonball fire, and the city was razed to the ground. Is this what the celebration is about? On that day, Malacca stopped being a state of China, as per requested personally by Bai-li-mi-su-la on the 11th Nov 1405. Is this what the celebration is about?

If Malaya can celebrate being conquered, why not celebrate the day the Japanese took over Malaya on 8th December? And while we are at it, celebrate 14th January as the date which the Dutch took over Malaya. Or how about the day when the Dutch handed over Malaya to the British? Why not celebrate that too?

Back to Malacca. Not only is the Malaysian Government celebrating the attack which brought about the death and misery of many Malayans, it made the Portuguese into Bumiputras as well!! So, it is timely that I bring up this question. And the question is: "Were those fighting against the Portuguese Troops heroes, or were they villains?"

Without waiting for an answer, I'll chime in the next immediate question: "Were those against fighting the British in 1950 heroes or villians?"

Back to the Portuguese again. How come the invaders are made Bumiputras?

Should all invaders be Bumiputra then? Is this how *Mahathir bin Kutty al Kerala* came to be PM?

Back to the earlier statement of mine. The records clearly show that Malacca BEGGED to be part of China. Here is the Translation for those who are unaware:
"In the ninth month of the third year of the Yong-le reign (Sep/Oct 1405), the envoy sent by *you, king of the country of Melaka, came to Court and made known your sentiments.* He said that your land is in harmony, the people are healthy, things are abundant, the customs are pure and splendid, that you cherish virtue and admire righteousness *and wish to become like a division of China, so that you will be superior to the other border regions, and you would forever remain our subordinate state* and annually carry out your tribute duties. Bowing your head and requesting our command, your perfect sincerity is to be commended.
... And their king, devoted to all that is good and right, *wishes to turn to our Court,* *He wants his country to become like the divisions within China and to follow Chinese ways*, ...."
Source: Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore,http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/entry/516.

OK UMNO, the ball is back in your Court. How many times have I told you all NEVER to fight against Soldiers of Truth? We will not hesitate to use our keyboards or pens to bash you till you are black and blue.

Lastly, I want you to look at the following pictures, and see if you notice anything strange about them:

Picture of *Malaccan Portuguese*
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/ffximage/MalaysiaEurasian_wideweb__470x350,2.jpg

And now compare the above to pictures shot in Portugal:
http://www.tastyislandhawaii.com/images/portuguese_fest_folks.jpg

and here's a second one also shot in Portugal, thrown in for good measure:
http://www.eresztveny.eoldal.hu/img/mid/929/2650499812_ab7b555993.jpg

Point is NOT to bash the Portuguese. I have far too many good Portuguese friends whom I love dearly. Point is actually directed at UMNO, with the following pictures.

An Indian??:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xNUooCVzbSU/SvN0UgmjpQI/AAAAAAAAAJI/4ZXLBRF-xUg/s400/Our-Lady-of-the-Sari_Fran_4.jpg

A Cambodian Buddhist:
http://l.yimg.com/ea/img/-/091026/angelina-15ea5gk.jpg?x=400&q=80&n=1&sig=0c.SkL0QEpbmWI7J8x_VIQ--

Yes, Angelina holds a real Cambodian Passport!!

And a Bugis Costume worn by the Prime Minister and her husband:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_X2MXMV_HnSg/SwS2iEB--kI/AAAAAAAAAYA/g1TlDgx6N0E/s1600/najibpusaka.jpg

*Perhaps 31st August was actually a Celebration that Malaya was conquered by UMNO!!*

So, last question; those fighting against UMNO, are they Villains or Heroes?

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