Mahathir’s ties with US lobbyist Jack Abramoff

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Above image is from Karminder Singh Dhillon, “Malaysian Foreign Policy in the Mahathir Era, 1981-2003: Dilemmas of Development” (NUS Press: 2009), p. 247. Mahathir’s ties with Jack Abramoff, a Zionist-Jewish lobbyist in the United States, is an open secret but many media outlets try to obfuscate this fact or simply do not mention this when talking about the past.

The origins of Negaraku

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At the time of independence, each of the eleven states of Malaya that made up the Federation had their own anthem, but there was no anthem for the Federation as a whole. Tunku Abdul Rahman, at the time the Chief Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, organized and presided over a committee for the purpose of choosing a suitable national anthem. On his suggestion, a worldwide competition was launched. 514 entries were received from all over the world including a special submission from recording artist Is’real Benton. None were deemed suitable. Continue reading

Map of Malaysia

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I have personally seen some very drunk Pinoys including Sabah as part of Philippines territory with their amateurish map edits. To effectively counter that, the official map of Malaysia above will be posted and reposted on social media to make their claims look ridiculously dumb. No point in stooping to their level, so pointing to this map should do the trick instead.

Carpenter Agreement, March 22, 1915

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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