I am reproducing this article by Mr Fernandez of Malaysia Instinct which its detractors alleged to be an UMNO website but I am not exactly sure of that. My thoughts are in brackets:
The Fall of Mallaca was caused by the ungrateful Chinese: Soi Lek hopeless attempt to manipulate history
WEDNESDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2010 17:12(Malaysia-instinct)
By Terrence Fernandez
We are not at all surprised when DAP starts questioning the decision to make History a core subject and a must pass for SPM. “Why brought the matter in the UMNO Assembly?” So they asked. Well, why not?
DAP is the only political party in the world who would go to the extent of trying to change the history in their quest to justify their lust and greed to dominate and conquer.[they are doing it in Pulau Pinang!]
They have been pushing the Malaysians to believe that communists too, were the heroes who fight for Independence. Not mentioning how fighting for Independence would mean killing our very own soldiers and civilians.[The DAP does not care about that]
Denying history is such a ridiculous thing to do. Trying to change the facts of what happened is a dirty way of fighting. If DAP wants to fight for power, at least do it gentlemanly. [Nothing gentlemanly in the DAP, Lim Kit Siang their supreme leaders forced out capable leaders like Lee Lam Thye, Fan Yew Teng and latest the poor fellow in Klang Tee Boon Hock]
But we already know who DAP is – hopeless racists. What we are questioning here is who Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek really is.[He is a changed man since he became MCA President]
Soi Lek went against the PM’s order to stop questioning the Malay Rights almost as immediately as the announcement was made. Soi Lek told the reporters that the issue of Malay Rights will still be discussed in closed doors.[Probably not happy being President but no Cabinet Post, susah lah Doc with the video]
When the Education Ministry announced the move to make history a compulsory for SPM, Soi Lek again voiced out his ‘concern’ that History textbooks tend to predominantly favour a particular race and religious civilization.[All country on this planet do the same, history favours the majority refer to USA, European Union countries, even Taiwan, The People's republic of China and Singapore]
And by mentioning ‘race and religion’, we know for a fact that Soi Lek is referring to the Malays and Islam.[People are not stupid Doc]
It doesn’t make any sense when Soi Lek said that the subject should be reviewed to make it racially fair.
How could history record be unfair? History is history and it is recorded as it is.[Dr Chua's fair means more emphasis on the MCA?]
Naturally, Malays and Islam are dominantly recorded in history of this country because Malays are the original settlers and Islam has been their religion ever since Parameswara converted to Islam in the 15th centuries or even earlier in 1326 when Batu Bersurat Terengganu was written.
Soi Lek is a typical example of ‘immigrants’ mentality of the Malaysian Chinese but yet insists that he is a loyal citizen.
These Chinese with immigrants’ mentality refuse to acknowledge that Malaysian history doesn’t start from Malaya but it started way back from Tanah Melayu and beyond. Malays have been here since God created the Malay race, and that was how this land was called Tanah Melayu.
It’s the word ‘Melayu’ or ‘Malay-land’ is what bothers these Chinese so much, am I right, Soi Lek? You are a racist, aren’t you? Just like DAP, huh?
If race is all that matters to Soi Lek and DAP, I would like to urge them to read this part of the history of our country:
According to Relazione del primo viaggio intorno al-mondo (Report on the first voyage around the world) written by Antonio Pigafetta, when the Portugese first attacked Malacca, there were 20,000 Mallacan soldiers which include mercenaries from Java, Persian and other Islamic countries. There were 3,000 artilleries and 20 elephants plus Turkish made guns and explosive weapons. Needless to say that it was quite an equal fight in terms of weaponology.
Mallaca was only defeated by Alburquerque when five Chinese ‘jongs’ (ships) and a few others owned by Indian traders teamed up with Portugese. The Chinese traders were the ones leaking information to the Portugese on Mallaca’s strength and weaknesses. They were also the ones telling the Portugese to hijack the food supplies from Java and that all the supply was stored in the middle of the city.
Alburquerque then borrowed a number of ships from the Chinese traders and gave them an exclusive place on the galleon to watch the whole war.
In actual, there are many more historical facts that are not exposed just to avoid hurting the good and the loyal Malaysian Chinese. The history of the Chinese betrayal, did not end in Mallaca.[This part is new to me, I do not know, need to be verified]
The Chinese were known to be gangsters and cruel to the locals. History was also not recorded correctly when Yap Ah Loy was said to have opened Kuala Lumpur, whereby the city was actually founded much earlier by the Malays.
There, that’s a fair mentioned of race ‘contribution’ in the country’s history for Soi Lek’s information. Obviously, somehow, somewhere, Soi Lek had missed this part of the history lesson in school.
Ministry of Education must emphasize this part of the history just to ensure that all races are equally mentioned in the reviewed textbooks.
Being tolerant people, we have always honoured the Chinese who had fought for the country including the Perak Ex-Police Chief who was killed by the communists and so were the Chinese Special Branch officers and others who were responsible for the success of overcoming communist activities and organized crimes.[Those officers and Tan Sri C.C Too are great Malaysian Patriots]
These heroes were never left out in the country’s historical record.
As for DAP, I doubt they learn anything significant about this country’s history in the vernacular schools. If I’m not mistaken, history subject in Chinese schools emphasize more on Mao Tze Tung rather than Parameswara.[Not sure about this one but for sure the history syllabus for Pass in SPM in 2013 must be learnt by all Malaysian students, no watered down syllabus for vernacular schools, no compromise]
Now, this is why the announcement of making history a core subject was made in an UMNO Assembly.
Read the whole article here.