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Say no to Chin Peng the ‘former terrorist’, say yes to Communist China!

Posted by barbie on June 9, 2009

I applaud the decision by the Malaysian government to dismiss and not entertain any idea of allowing Chin Peng the ‘former terrorist’ to return to this country.

Government Will Not Allow Chin Peng To Return, Says Najib

PUTRAJAYA, May 27 (Bernama) — The Malaysian government will not allow former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng to reside in the country.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the return of the former terrorist would lead to dissatisfaction among the people, especially those who fought the communists and families who lost their loved ones during the CPM’s revolt from 1948 to 1981 (known as the Emergency).

(Source: Bernama)

The government is absolutely right, many victims suffered during the communist insurgency, Chin Peng and his commandos killed many people in the past and they certainly do not deserve any consideration from us. No, I didn’t say that. Our very wise, informed and cultured Datuk Datuk Seri Utama Dr. Rais bin Yatim said that.

Several quarters and individuals, including Information, Communication and Culture Minister Dr Rais Yatim, have opposed the idea.

“Chin Peng and his commandos killed many people in the past and they certainly do not deserve any consideration from us,” Rais had said.

The communists abused this country and we had been shackled through killings and terrible actions committed by them,” he added.

(Source: 1Malaysia)

We should never allow Chin Peng to come back to Malaysia. Thanks to our sensitive Defence Minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for putting it in context.

Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said his return would be an insult to the families of nearly 50,000 British colonial and government troops who died during the “Malayan Emergency”. (psst, the 50,000 figure is a crap is you ask me)

But I have some disturbing questions.

1. Isn’t Chin Peng was just a puppet for the Chinese Communist Party? His party, Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) was supported by its China main counterpart throughout their four decades in Malaysia. My question is, why punish the puppet, but not the master? Obviously we should punish China!

Let’s severe our all our diplomatic and bilateral ties with China to show our sensitive considerations to the suffering families that went through killings and terrible actions committed by the communists. Let’s show them Malaysia is serious about its past history, goddammit!

2. If I am not mistaken, China is ruled by Communist Party of China (CPC). So, let me get this right, China is ruled by a bunch of communists and why the hell we are courting them now? What happened to ‘the communist abused this country’ and ‘they certainly do not deserve any consideration from us?

What is our beloved Prime Minister doing frolicking in China then? Is he not worry that his visit would lead to dissatisfaction among the people, especially those who fought the communists and families who lost their loved ones?

I repeat, let’s severe our all our diplomatic and bilateral ties with China to show our sensitive considerations to the suffering families that went through killings and terrible actions committed by the communists. Let’s show them Malaysia is serious about its past history, goddammit

3. If I remember correctly, the British and Japanese  also killed a lot of people during their occupation of Malaya no? The British sure killed and injured a lot of people back then.  Remember the fights by Tok Janggut, Dato’ Bahaman, Mat Kilau, Maharaja Lela? I bet my last cent the British killed more people here during their occupation compared to the emergency period.

How about the war crimes and astrocities the Japanese commited against the people of Malaya during World War II? Wait, did the communists kill less people than them?

Let’s severe all our diplomatic and bilateral ties with Japan and British (now Great Britain) to show our sensitive considerations to the suffering families that went through killings and terrible actions committed by the Japanese. Let’s show them Malaysia is serious about its past history, goddammit!

Well, I do not agree and I don’t really care if Chin Peng was a freedom fighter, but that’s beside the point. Just how much longer we want to live in the shadows of the past? May 13th, Malaya Emergency etc. often quoted by our leaders to ‘remind’ us, about what? You should know better. Selective issues, don’t you think? Why it is only Chin Peng not allowed to come back to Malaysia? How about other CPM leaders?

Conclusion: Only in Malaysia, it would seem like history has to dictate how we we live tomorrow. Rather sad.

ps: I am sure Chin Peng was not a freedom fighter. He’s taking arms for fun, just like how I shoot people for fun at my Counter Strike game. Okay, Let 4 Dead lah, nobody play CS now. Okay, bad joke.

pss: What is this ‘my father’, ‘my father’ and ‘my father’ crap keep repeated by Najib? He has no backbone to stand on his own? To claim his own credit, other that relying on his father’s name?

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Communism and Malaysia (exposing the unseen)

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on August 3, 2008

Communism is almost a dirty word in Malaysia and world wide, however very few comprehend the original socialistic purpose of communism. In Malaysia, the thought of communism immediately conjures up gun-totting, merciless Chinese men with cruel laughter ‘hyuk hyuk hyuk’.

The image most Malaysians have in mind of communism is synonymous to barbaric militarism and dictatorship. Communism preaches about social equality not blood lust. It is the Western media propaganda and to a certain extent, our unbalanced historical lessons. Mind you, ideologies can take a blood lust approach even for democracy. Take a look at US, it is a democratic gun-totting nation invading oil rich Iraq and establishing an American ‘dictatorship’ in Iraq in the guise of Iraqi democracy (using the current Iraq government merely as a figurehead).

Communism fights for the working class while working hard to eliminate social and class inequality. Let’s take a real world example, a kampong boy and the son of a prestigious lawyer are both going to universities. Both want to study engineering. The kampong boy can only afford to go to a messed up local, public university, while the son of the prestigious lawyer get to go to MIT, even though both have the same grades. The one who has the privilege to go to MIT does so because he has a rich father who can fund his overseas studies. He is better exposed and gets better opportunities in MIT than the kampong boy just because he is given a head start by just being in a better social class. And it can be sometimes viewed as inequality in life chances. Communism strives to eliminate this class and economic differences. Karl Marx viewed these differences as barriers to fulfilment of human freedom. Without social and economic differences, there will be no one who wishes to exploit another (since it doesn’t help them to stay a class ahead of the rest). With no exploitation, people are freer to do what they want without having some ambitious people to restrict other people’s endeavours.

Now, can anyone tell me if the ideology shows at all an ounce of evil? One of the main reasons, the democratic and capitalistic nations fear communism has more to do with self-interest. They wouldn’t be able to invest in communist countries as economics in communist countries are state planned and micro-managed without being controlled by foreigners. Communists view capitalism as just another form of imperialism. They view capitalistic ventures as parasites that invest for the sake of sucking out all the available natural resources without giving many benefits to the local populace. Do many Malaysians know about this? No, because of bias history and world wide propaganda.

Communism can sometimes be good for the early part of a nation’s history. China was fractured firstly from the toppling the last dynastic government, civil war between communism and democracy, then long drawn out strive with the Japanese, then civil war again between two contrasting ideologies. Most of the populace was impoverished, and democratic government was viewed as a corrupted one with elitists few. Communism was the force that was able to unite the nation, the peasants were disgruntled at the democratic but corrupted government.

Same goes for the Vietnam War. The population was impoverished partly attributed to militaristic approach to gaining independence from the French. Most of the population was supporting the communist north. Most of the American aids for the democratic south never reach the poor due to gross corruption and the Vietnamese knows that hence they support the communist north. The Americans weren’t in there for the Vietnamese, they were they out of pure self-interest.

So let’s talk about communism right back into our own backyard. Malaysia is different, luckily not as unfortunate as Vietnam or China. Malaysia was slightly better off and it was never in a pro-longed conflict like what Vietnam and China faced. The un-militaristic approach ensures that most of the infrastructure was/is still there, people can live a slightly better life. Capitalism is not all that bad either and in this context, I favour capitalism more than communism. Capitalism ensures that people have to work hard to achieve better life without being state-controlled to how well you can achieve in life. I believe that a little self-centred and self-motivated approach to a better life makes people more productive. It will be better to the society in the long run. After all, survival for the fittest rule always apply, and capitalism helps us to remain competitive and serves as a subconscious reminder that the world does not owe us a living, that we have to eke a living for ourselves the way we want it to be. Competition is what makes a species survive and not go extinct.

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