A Short History of the making of
The CPM fought the Japs under the banner of MPAJA, Malayan People Anti Japanese Army. It was through this war probably the Chinese developed the sense of feeling that
The British had no choice, due to the popularity of the
Some 50 years earlier, prior to the Japs occupation, the British together with the lower ranking expatriates were running
During this period, the British had opened many schools, both missionary and government funded schools in major towns, these schools were flooded by the children of these new immigrants who settled in the major towns by large numbers. The Sultans of 4 states, out of concerned, do not wish to leave the reins of this country, being managed by these imported "government servants". Thus the Sultans had a Royal Conference - and come up with the establishment of the well known school The Malay College, in 1905, located in the Royal Town of Perak, Kuala Kangsar. Initially it was meant for the upper echelon of the society and was design or suppose to produce Civil or Public servants. As a twist in history, with the emphasis in Science since the late 60's, this school ends up producing more Scientists, Doctors, Engineers and Technologists.
Defeating Communism in
During the "emergency" the Malayans rallied around the forces promoting Nationalism. Tengku Abdul Rahman (Tengku), who later became the first Prime Minister, a western educated liberal and archenemy of communism, managed to turn the table against the CPM. When the CPM refused to lay down their rifles and did not wish work for independence through peaceful means. The CPM as a stated goal wanted independence by the used of force and to oust the British out of
In his efforts to pursue independence, Tengku flew to
Tengku bring back wealth, money that were taken out of
Until today those who offer their services to the government prefer to refer themselves as "government servants". I am of the opinion that that this term was cooked up by our colonial masters. It is a sort of a psychology to give the "under siege" mentality. To add salt to the wound, we are also a Commonwealth countries and as an individual we are a British Subject. It is sort of a polite way of saying that we belong to the same body politic and are under the power and authority of the British. Do we have to choose a government to the British liking or approval?