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LEFTISTS ROLE IN INDEPENDENCE?
It is such press reports that arouse mycuriosity to look at the overall story of sejarah kemerdekaan Malaysia when politicians debate that individuals branded as leftistsalso contributed to Malaysia's independence
The Early Voices in Sejarah Kemerdekaan Malaysia
So I read several references and trace the seeds of independence back in 1906 to moslem reformists, wishing to end colonial ruleto establish an Islamic state, began publishing magazines and newspapers to promote their cause. They also formed politicalparties such as:1. The first Malay political party,
Kesatuan Melayu Muda
in 1937 led by Ibrahim Haji Yaakob. Japanese occupation ended it.2.
Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya
after the war in 1945 backed by the Malayan Communist Party with Mokhtaruddin Lasso, Dr.Burhanuddin al-Helmi( who later also led PAS, the Islamic Party of Malaysia in 1956 ) and Ahmad Boestamam as key figures. TheBritish banned it 5 months later.3.
led by Uztaz Abdul Bakar al-Baqir in 1948, was a faction of PKMM above. The British banned it in the same year.These folks are pioneers of kemerdekaan in terms of time chronology but their political parties did not last long. Now, how abouttheir associate the...
COMMUNISTS? - A Chapter of Bloodshed in Sejarah Kemerdekaan Malaysia
Their political ideology is the opposite of the capitalist British. However, they were useful allies during Japanese occupation,forming the most effective resistance force against the Japanese in Asia. The British supplied them arms and training and legalisedtheir political party, Malayan Communist Party after the war.The communists, mostly Chinese, also wanted independence for Malaya...in favour of a communist state, meaning equal rights forall races ( naturally ). So it was no surprise things turned sour when the Federation of Malaya established in 1948, whichguarantees the special rights of Malays turned the communists to 12 years violent opposition, causing death of thousands. Nowonder the government called them " pengganas komunis"!Even after communist threat was declared over in 1960, it was only until 1989 they signed a peace treaty with the governments of Malaysia and Thailand to end their war of 'independence'.
BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER
The moslem reformists disagreed with the British policies and having communist ties certainly did not endear themselves to theBritish.Then entered Cambridge educated anglophile Tunku Abdul Rahman into a political arena at a time when the British were seeking