It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle
This is a copy of one of my assignment that requires me to review a video called. "10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka." Directed by brilliant young man called, Fahmi Reza.
This video is actually open 'my eyes' on what EXACTLY happened before or during the struggle for our independence from British. It is very different from what we've been told in our school, universities or even from our parent. This video literally contains very valuable pieces of information that been hid from us, rakyat, for more than several decades. It is really important for us to know what is actually happened at that time and by whom are the one that sparks the spirit of independence of our country.
I wrote this article last year but I never thought to publish it online until recently. We are in the brink of our 13th General Election. With the election days only few days away, I really thinks that this knowledge or information is really important for us to know what is exactly happened that has shaped our political movement up until now.
This article maybe a little bit boring because I'm too lazy to find pictures (lol!) but please read and digest it carefully. I guaranteed that after you finish the last sentence, your mind will wide open, just like me. Enjoy
After more than 55 years our country celebrate the national Independence from British, many of us still thought that the national independence struggle only done by the Umno and its delegations, Datuk Ahmad Kamil, Datuk Dr Ismail, Datuk Hj Abdul Wahab, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman, Dato' Mohammad Seth, Kolonel Sir H.S. Lee, Dato' Abdul Aziz Majid dan Datuk Abdul Razak Barisan belakang: T.H. Tan (Setiusaha Wakil Perikatan) dan Abdul Kadis Shamsuddin (Setiuasaha wakil Raja-raja) to London to discuss and give the suggestion of Malaya independence. Many of us still believe that the UMNO were the first organization and the only that initiated the thought of this nation independence.
Every citizen of current generation is fed through the education system and reminded constantly on our leaders' struggle in the past to fight for 'Merdeka'. In fact, many tend to brag that Malaya (that time) achieved its Independence from British in a peaceful manner without dropping a single blood. Every ordinary and educated (even not educated) people of this land are aware of this cliché or 'fact'. However, the concern is how much truth is lingering in this structured piece ofMalaysianHistory? What are really happened before our nations get its independence? And who is actually involved and initiated the thought of our country independence?
This fact will drag us straight into years 1943, after the world war was ended and Japanese retreated from Malaya occupation. At that time, the British did not set up some specific laws or ordinance in Malaya so the air of liberations and the spirit of independence beginning to rose among the people. The Japanese occupation also took part in the awareness of the independence of this country because before the Japanese came, this country still in the British rule, the people thought that the Malays or other races cannot survive on its own. It must have the British help in order to rule the country but after the Japanese came, it changed everything.