Indonesian “independence” was initially realised with the help of Japan

For years now the Indonesians have been bragging that they gained independence through the “blood and sweat” of Revolution from the Dutch, and that Malaysian independence was literally handed over “on a silver platter” by the British. The true story behind Indonesian “independence”, however, is that it was initially realised with the help of Japan during World War II.

“In March 1945, Japan organized an Indonesian committee (BPUPKI) on independence. At its first meeting in May, Soepomo spoke of national integration and against personal individualism; while Muhammad Yamin suggested that the new nation should claim British Borneo, British Malaya, Portuguese Timor, and all the pre-war territories of the Dutch East Indies. The committee drafted the 1945 Constitution, which remains in force, though now much amended. On 9 August 1945 Sukarno, Hatta, and Radjiman Wediodiningrat were flown to meet Marshal Hisaichi Terauchi in Vietnam. They were told that Japan intended to announce Indonesian independence on 24 August. After the Japanese surrender however, Sukarno unilaterally proclaimed Indonesian independence on 17 August. A later UN report stated that four million people died in Indonesia as a result of the Japanese occupation.”

Bolded emphasis are my own. The citation above is pretty much self-explanatory.

It is true, however, that the Indonesians were engaged in a protracted war with the Dutch when they returned to the Indonesian islands after 1945. However, by this time Indonesia was already de jure an independent state (with the help of Japan) which was not recognised by the Dutch. Hence the Dutch invaded the islands and the rest is, as they say, is history. That is the “Revolution” which ultra-nationalistic Indonesians speak of in no uncertain terms. It is amusing, however, that when Indonesians accuse Malaysia of having gained independence “with the help of the British”, they suffer a short-term memory loss by failing to realise that one could also say the same for them, that they had gained independence “with the help of Japan”!

Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine with 295 aboard

Background of the story can be read here.

Pro-Russian rebels have denied that they shot down the plane, the Ukrainian government too have denied that they have done so. But I am suspecting that the rebels may have involved, due to this incriminating report last month which no doubt implicates them. MH17 was flying over the area.

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Tokoh dan Pahlawan Malaysia

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As the Indogs were barking off their heads deriding Malaysia’s so-called “lack” of pre-Independence leaders, by the grace of God I found the image above circulated on the World Wide Web. It does speak a lot for the Indon lack of ability to efficiently use a search engine, but never mind that.

The image above displays a list of several influential politicians and leaders in the pre-independence Malayan period. The list isn’t complete, of course, but since there isn’t a name list that came with it, I will make a list of that here.

The Manila Accord, July 31, 1963

The The Manila Accord of July 31, 1963 is yet another “agreement” in a series of polemics that the land-grabbing Pinoys love to cite in support of their position to claim Sabah as part of their territory from Malaysia. The full text of the Accord can be viewed here. Of specific interest are paras 10 – 13 which deals specifically with the Sabah Question. Continue reading The Manila Accord, July 31, 1963

Carpenter Agreement, March 22, 1915

It was widely reported by the Philippines media and in many other places that the self-styled “Sultan” of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III planned to use a 1915 treaty with the US to strengthen their claim over Sabah. However, we find it puzzling that this fake Sultan would want to rely on this treaty in the first place, since it was the very contents of this treaty which brought about the downfall of the Sulu Sultanate. This treaty, known as the “Carpenter Agreement of March 22, 1915” clearly states that — in return for accepting America’s sovereignty — the sultan is assured that the US won’t strip his nominal title or undermine his religious gravitas. In other words, the text signed is a document of capitulation to the sovereignty of the U.S. over the Sulu Sultanate, and not as recognition of the Sulu. It should also be noted that no mention of Sabah is contained within this Agreement. Continue reading Carpenter Agreement, March 22, 1915