UMNO, the Flagship of Malay ARMADA.
Today, 11th May 2010, is the 64th ANNIVERSARY of the formation of United Malays National Organisation, or UMNO. UMNO has become ‘blood and soul’ of MOST Malaysians, as the party has been the BACKBONE of the ruling Alliance Party and later Barisan Nasional(BN), which have CONTINUOUSLY been ruling the country since the independence of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu in 1957 and the formation of Malaysia in 1963.
UMNO was officially launched on 11th May 1946, in Istana Johor, by over 40 Malay-based NGOs. Earlier in that year, the Malays were OUTRAGED by the British Military Administration(BMA) for their imposition of a new political structure for the MALAY LANDS, the infamous MALAYAN UNION. MALAYAN UNION was supposed to enable the British to centralise the administration of the individual Malay States. However, the British has seized the opportunity to ROB the Malay Kings of their traditional powers, and grant the IMMIGRANT non-Malays citizenship of the country and make them EQUAL CITIZENS to the indigenous Malays, in every sense of the word.
By then, the Malays were MORE POLITICALLY CONCIOUS, after experiencing 2-weeks of HELL under the rule of the Chinese-centred Communist ‘Bintang Tiga’ militias, who seized power in several major towns, during the ‘power vacuum’ period immediately after the Japanese surrender and the ‘come back’ landing of the British marines in Port Klang. Despite most of the Communist guerillas were still IMMIGRANTS then, they showed NO SHAME to grab power from traditional rulers of the Malay Lands.
The Malays were then made aware that, unless they unite and make known their OPPOSITION to the MALAYAN UNION, Malays may forever lose out, not only to the British, but to other IMMIGRANT RACES which had nearly outnumbered the INDIGENOUS RACES, in the Malay Lands then. Under such CRITICAL CIRCUMSTANCES, the role of the Malay NGOs in forming UMNO and organising RESISTANCE against the MALAYAN UNION, and FORCING the British to replace it with Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was to become a VERY IMPORTANT EPISODE in the history of the Malays, Persekutuan Tanah Melayu and Malaysia.
In the run down to the 2008 General Election, it appears to the Malays that the 1946 scenario may RE-VISIT this country, which had enjoyed PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY for over 50 years since independence. Certain quarters are increasingly vocal in expressing their RESENTMENT against the terms of agreement known as the SOCIAL CONTRACT among major races prior to the independence of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, and are trying hard to REMOVE them by ‘democratic means’. One of their strategies has been to make use of DESPERATE MALAYS, to cause in-fighting and disunity among the Malays.
Praise be to Allah. Allah, the God Almighty, has blessed the Malays with UMNO and Islam. The Malays FLAGSHIP UMNO, and its ARMADA consiting of FLOTILLA of Malay NGOs, will continue their VOYAGE around the region, to ensure that the Malays will rule SUPREME in this lands of their forefathers. The ARMADA will weather waves and storms, even tsunamis, and keep the ‘enemies’ at bay. As Malay proverb goes, ‘MEMBUJUR LALU, MELINTANG PATAH’.
A BIG THANK YOU to UMNO, their leaders, rank-and-file members and supporters, for their ASSURING voyage within the region, to ensure PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY, to the nation and its children, for years, decades and centuries to come.
Last but not least, HEARTIEST CONGRATULATION to UMNO on their AUSPICIOUS 64th ANNIVERSARY OF FORMATION.
HIDUP UMNO!!! HIDUP BN!!! HIDUP MELAYU!!! HIDUP ISLAM!!! HIDUP MALAYSIA!!!