Today, while ‘lepak-lepak’ in Malaysia Today People’s Portal blog, I came accross an ASTONISHING JOKE by some one using the name of zipppp, who among other things stated that: ……..”The ancestors of the Malays, who arrived about 1000 B.C. from China and Mongolia, settled along the coastal areas. Today, their descendants can be
found throughout the region all the way to Easter Island and Madagascar…..”
This tale is even MORE ASTONISHING than the IMAGINATION of certain Chinese bloggers that the Malay ICONIC figure Hang Tuah, and his co-panglimas Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu were Chinese.
I will handle the ‘Hang Too Ah’ and ‘Hang Jee Fatt’ joke at another place, another time. Lets concentrate on the ‘Malays from China’ JOKE OF THE DAY….
When the Chinese IMMIGRANTS reached here in 19th and 20th century, practically with their only worn-out Pagoda singlet, there remained hundred of millions Chinese back home in China, speaking Chinese dialects, practising Chinese ‘religions’, pork-eating, celebrating Chinese lunar years etc. 50 years later, when the multi-millionaires Malaysian Chinese re-visited their ancestoral homeland, they still can trace their roots, and they can still communicate with relatives of their forefathers in the same Chinese dialect they speak, and they still can visit the similarTOK PEK KONG they can find any where in Malaysia .
When the British migrated to America, Australia and New Zealand, millions of British are still left in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The language spoken by American, Australians, and New Zealanders are still the same as spoken in the British Isles. They still share the likings for soccer, rugby, whisky and pubs, they go for churches and races on Sundays and such common persuits.
Now this JOKER is telling us that the Malays came from China. If the HYPOTHESIS is credible, there should be at least a few million Malays remaining in whichever part of China, speaking Bahasa Melayu, wearing Baju Kurung, using keris for their self-defense etc. If there are no such ‘originating Malays’ in any part of China, how would your HYPOTHESIS stand???
If there really are such ‘originating Malays’ in any part of China, I would take the first MAS flight to China, to re-establish the LINKS, and perhaps proclaiming KETUANAN MELAYU in China.