Archive for July 2013

Why Should Malayan Communist Party(MCP) Fight For Independence of A Country Not Their Own

July 29, 2013

During the Japanese occupation of Malaya in 1942-1945, there was an armed resistance force called the Malayan People Anti-Japanese Army(MPAJA), then the PUBLIC FRONT of  the Malayan Communist Party(MCP) led by Chin Peng.

MCP was then a BRANCH of the Communist Party of China(CPC). At their full strength, MCP were known to have 12 regiments, out of which only one regiment(10th Regiment) were made up of Malay fighters. The other regiments were made of IMMIGRANT Chinese, who were citizens of People’s Republic of China.

Years before the Japanese invasion of Malaya, Japan and China were engaged in years of war over China’s northen territory of Manchuria.  The IMMIGRANT Chinese in Malaya were then busy collecting WAR FUNDS to be sent back to MOTHERLAND China. Chin Peng, during his school days was actively involved in such fund-raising activities. When the Japanese started their assault on Malaya, the Chinese IMMIGRANTS organised themselves into armed resistance groups, in anticipation of Japanese atrocities against the IMMIGRANT Chinese in Malaya.

Immediately after the FALL OF MALAYA, the British started to prepare the grounds to re-occupy Malaya, including engaging all anti-Japanese elements in Malaya. A popular Malay-based resistance force was the FORCE 136, which were ’decorated’ by figures like the late Tun Abdul Razak and late Tun Gahazali Shafie. The British, who were generally anti-communist, initially were not keen to engage the MPAJA, led by Chin Peng’s MCP. However, war-time considerations compelled the British to include  the MPAJA as part of the anti-Japanese forces.

The MPAJA and MCP grapped the opportunity to align themselves to the British, for CASH and WEAPONS. MPAJA were known to have provided the British with certain LOGISTICAL SUPPORT, but there were no instances of them involved in actual COMBAT against the Japanese, unlike Lefternan Adnan’s Malay regiment HEROIC defense of Pasir Panjang in Simgapore.  Even Chin Peng’s own four inches thick MEMOIR did not record any incidence of COMBAT involving the MPAJA and the Japanese forces. However, he recorded the MPAJA personnels collecting weapons abandoned by the retreating British, and ‘hijacking’ weapons air-dropped by the returning British.

Why should the CHINA’s CITIZENS making up the MCP and the MPAJA fight for Malaya, when they were not even citizens of Malaya then? THE FACT is, they regarded their fight against the Japanese as the extension of the on-going war between Japan and  China. In simple term, MPAJA and MCP only ‘fought’ for their MOTHERLAND, the People’s Republic of China.

Kejatuhan Presiden Morsi – TELADAN Bagi PAS

July 4, 2013

Presiden Mesir, Morsi, telah digulingkan awal pagi tadi, oleh Angkatan Bersenjata Mesir, berikutan berlakunya pertumpahan darah antara sesama rakyat Mesir, suatu pihak mempertahankan Presiden Morsi, dan satu pihak lagi mendesak Presiden Morsi meletakkan jawatan.

Dua tahun lepas, kedua-dua kumpulan penunjuk perasaan tersebut telah bergabung di dalam ‘Arab Spring’ yang telah memaksa bekas Presiden Hosni Mubarak meletakkan jawatan. Setelah Hosni Mubarak dijatuhkan, Morsi dari pergerakan Islam Ikhwanul Muslimin telah ditonjolkan sebagai salah seorang calun presiden, dan telah memenangi Pilihanraya Presiden Mesir.

Namun begitu, sejak Morsi menjadi Presiden Mesir, kumpulan-kumpulan yang telah berdemonstrasi di Tahrir Square 2 tahun lalu untuk menjatuhkan Hosni Mubarak, dan kemudiannya memilih Morsi sebagai Presiden Mesir, telah berpecah. Morsi dilihat terlalu mengutamakan penonjolan ‘pemikiran politik’ Ikhwanul Muslimin, tanpa memberikan penumpuan secukupnya kepada masalah-masalah semasa rakyat jelata seperti kenaikan harga minyak dan barangan, krisis pengangguran di kalangan golongan muda dan sebagainya.

Akibatnya, rakyat Mesir, termasuk golongan muda yang telah bersama-sama penyokong gerakan Ikhwanul Muslimin menjatuhkan Hosni Mubarak, telah meninggalkan Morsi. Akhirnya Morsi hanya dipertahankan oleh gerakan Ikhwanul Muslimin sahaja bila tercetus pertembungan berdarah di antara penyokong dan penentang Presiden Morsi. Apabila Angkatan Bersenjata Mesir mengambil pendirian menyebelahi jutaan penunjuk-penunjuk perasaan yang menentang Presiden Morsi, Ikhwanul Muslimin sudah tidak mampu lagi mempertahankan pemimpin mereka Morsi.

Apa yang sedang hangat berlaku di Mesir wajar menjadi TELADAN kepada umat Islam di Malaysia, terutamanya para pemimpin dan penyokong PAS. Mereka begitu ghairah bekerjasama dengan DAP dan PKR untuk menumbangkan tunggak kuasa umat Islam dan Melayu di Malaysia, iaitu UMNO. Persoalannya, ditakdirkan UMNO berjaya ditumbangkan oleh PAS, PKR dan DAP suatu hari dan ketika nanti, apakah jaminan bahawa PAS sendiri tidak akan dipinggirkan oleh parti-parti yang menolak dasar-dasar perjuangan Islam PAS.

Ikhwanul Muslimun merupakan di antara pergerakan Islam yang tertua di dunia di era ‘tajdid Islam’, atau kebangkitan semula Islam. Ikhwanul Muslimin adalah ‘ICON’ kepada gerakan-gerakan Islam lain di dunia selepas kejatuhan Kerajaan Othmaniah di Turki. Malah Ikwanul Muslimin telah menjadi ‘role model’ dan rujukan kepada gerakan-gerakan Islam di Malaysia termasuk PAS, ABIM, JIM, IRC, IKRAM dan berbagai lagi.

Melihat kepada apa yang berlaku di Mesir dan beberapa negara Arab yang lain, timbul tanda-tanya, apakah ‘manhaj politik’ Ikhwanul Muslimun suatu contoh terbaik di dalam melaksanakan ‘tajdid Islam’ dan meneruskan ‘dakwah Islam’?

Sekiranya kita mendalami semula sejarah penyebaran Islam di negara-negara Asia Tenggara, termasuk di Kepulauan Melayu, agak ketara, pendakwah-pendakwah terdahulu TIDAK menggunakan ‘manhaj politik’ sebagaimana Ikhwanul Muslimin dan PAS di dalam menjalankan ‘dakwah Islam’, yang merupakan tugas dan tanggung-jawab kaum Muslimin sepeninggalan Rasulullah terakhir, Muhammad saw.

Malah, ‘manhaj politik’ di dalam menegakkan Islam banyak menyumbang ke arah PERPECAHAN UMAT ISLAM.

Kejatuhan Presiden Morsi di Mesir wajar dijadikan contoh dan teladan oleh PAS di dalam meneruskan perjuangan menggunakan ‘manhaj politik’ mereka.


%d bloggers like this: