It has been 40 years since the bloody riots of 1969. Today, I would like to offer myprayers to the people that had lost their lives in that fateful day. Many havetalked about what had happened. Many books were published. Many thesesand opinions were written to elaborate and discuss the events prior, during andafter the incident.Some say that this bloody blotch in our history books should be a lesson learned.Some say we should bury this ghost of our past. Some even made the effort todistort history by misrepresenting the facts.Three weeks ago, the Regent of Perak
in order to satisfy their own selfish agenda. His Majesty hadcommented on something that is very crucial in highlighting the despicable actof rewriting our history to fit a certain ulterior motive. What more, all the so-calledfacts presented in the books are highly presumptuous, misguided and intendedonly to achieve a divisive propaganda.One such book that I would like to highlight is the book by Dr Kua Kia Soongentitled : Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Riots of 1969
.From reading the book, readers will ultimately come to three conclusions:
1) Tun Abdul Razak masterminded the May 13 racial riots as a form ofcoup d’etat from Tunku Abdul Rahman
2) Datuk Harun Idris led Umno Youths to spontaneously launched anunprovoked attack towards the chinese people
3) The racial riots were not the fault of the racist opposition or thesubversive communist movement
These are the conclusions the author of the said book would like his readers tobelieve. He strengthened his thesis by providing several dockets of ‘declassifieddocuments’ in his book.Now, from the term ‘declassified document’, what does a layman normallyassociate it with?It must have been a top secret document sanctioned by the government to bekept as classified and confidential from the eyes of the public. It must havebeen documents with valid and unshakable truths that are so damning, itwould have been prudent to be kept as a secret. Correct?