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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Keturunan Hj. Ali, Labok, Machang


Mat Sabu

I feel very disappointed and angry by the statement made by Mat Sabu on the issue of recognizing Ahmad bin Indera @ Mat Indera from the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) as the national hero and the whole Communism struggle in Malaya through out the 1st emergency 1948-1960 period for the struggle of national independence against the British colonialist. 

The statement made by Mat Sabu was solely for the political mileage purposes to gain certain quarters support for the upcoming general election especially in Penang as it was part of the Lim Guan Eng government to defend Penang. The statement made by Mat Sabu was unwarranted an insensitive to the fallen families of the local security forces and foreign troops that served in Malaysia during that turbulent times. 


What was truly regretted is that the statement was made by a leader claim to be the champion for the Islamic cause and a Malay Muslim. It shows the extent of "this creature" ever ready action and attitude to go beyond the extended line for self serving objectives which I believe Malaysian did understand and saw the true hidden agenda behind it. Mat Sabu truly doesn't deserve to live in this great country moreover to be among the free citizens of Malaysian state today. All of Malaysian should denounce the statement made by this creature. Merdeka! 

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Perangi fahaman Komunis habis-habisan


Tunku Abdul Rahman melawat anggota keselamatan di Kuala Medang, Pahang sekitar 1950an
Oleh: Ahmad Syah Ejaz Bin Hj. Ismail

1.      Sejak kebelakangan ini diperhatikan wujud seakan satu pakatan tersusun daripada pihak-pihak tertentu yang cuba untuk mengubah sejarah perjuangan tokoh-tokoh kemerdekaan negara dengan meletakkan tokoh-tokoh Parti Komunis Malaya (PKM) sebaris dengan perjuangan negarawan tanah air. Usaha halus yang bertopengkan kepada kebebasan bersuara dan demokrasi hak asasi manusia ini jelas mengutarakan fakta-fakta yang sengaja diseleweng dengan niat merubah sejarah terkutuk perjuangan PKM yang hakikatnya banyak mengorbankan nyawa orang yang tidak berdosa sehinggakan fakta penipuan yang dibuat-buat digambarkan sebagai sebuah fakta sebenar yang harus diterima oleh masyarakat moden Malaysia.

2.      Umum mengetahui, selama berdekad lamanya terlalu banyak kesengsaraan dan kematian yang direkodkan baik dari pasukan keselamatan mahupun orang awam yang tidak berdosa akibat daripada keganasan PKM. Mungkin ramai tidak mengetahui fakta sebenar, tetapi hakikatnya suku kaum Cina di Tanah Melayu pada ketika itu adalah yang paling ramai menjadi mangsa kekejaman PKM. Pada era perang dunia kedua, kebanyakan suku kaum Cina di Tanah Melayu memilih untuk mendiami kawasan pinggir hutan bertujuan melarikan diri daripada pemerintahan Jepun yang kejam terhadap kaum Cina. Selepas perang tamat, demografi penduduk ini kekal dan PKM dengan mengambil kira bahawa sokongan kaum Cina yang mendiami pinggir hutan adalah penting dalam memastikan kelangsungan perjuangan mereka di hutan, tidak teragak-agak untuk menyeksa dan membunuh kaum ini yang enggan membantu atau membekalkan maklumat dan bekalan makanan kepada pengganas PKM. Tun Tan Cheng Lock sendiri pernah cuba dibunuh dengan dilemparkan bom tangan sewaktu beliau bermesyuarat di Ipoh, Perak awal tahun 1950an. Tindakan ini dilakukan kerana Komunis khuatir akan kejayaan kerjasama Sino-Melayu pada ketika itu dalam menuntut kemerdekaan daripada British bakal menenggelamkan perjuangan PKM yang sia-sia.

3.      Justeru, tidak hairanlah insiden keganasan Komunis pada Darurat pertama (1948-1960) banyak direkodkan di negeri yang mempunyai populasi kaum Cina yang ramai seperti Perak, Johor, Selangor dan Negeri Sembilan berbanding di negeri yang penduduknya bermajoritikan kaum Melayu seperti Kedah, Melaka, Kelantan dan Terengganu. Kekejaman tidak berperikemanusiaan yang dilakukan oleh PKM terhadap kaum Cina ini direkodkan oleh pasukan keselamatan dan disaksikan oleh pekerja-pekerja estet secara langsung dengan mata dan kepala mereka apa yang berlaku. Melalui rekod-rekod laporan, mangsa-mangsa dari suku kaum Cina diseksa akibat enggan bekerjasama malah penyeksaan yang lebih teruk dibuat kepada mereka yang secara terang-terangan menentang perjuangan PKM (dari kalangan guru, profesional dan ahli perniagaan). Kaum lelaki diseksa dengan dipotong anggota badan mereka dihadapan ahli keluarga sendiri dengan menggunakan peralatan seperti cangkul atau parang berbanding senjatapi kerana pengganas Komunis khuatir pasukan keselamatan Home Guarddan Gurkha yang ditempatkan di kawasan berdekatan akan bergegas menyiasat apa yang berlaku dek bunyi tembakan senjatapi. Ada juga direkodkan bahawa pengganas Komunis bertindak mengeluarkan isi perut ataupun organ hati mangsa lalu memaksa ahli keluarga ataupun isteri mangsa meletakkan organ ini di atas bara api. Selalunya mangsa yang diseksa dengan dipotong anggota badan ini dibiarkan mati terseksa dihadapan anggota keluarga mereka dan pekerja-pekerja estet dibiarkan menyaksikan tragedi malang ini sebagai peringatan akan akibat buruk yang bakal menimpa mereka jika enggan bekerjasama dengan PKM.

4.      Penyeksaan ini tidak terhenti ke atas orang dewasa sahaja dan ada waktunya kanak-kanak turut menjadi mangsa kekejaman pengganas Komunis seperti yang berlaku di Estet Kamuning, Perak pada tahun 1948 apabila mereka bertindak menyalib seorang kanak-kanak di atas sebatang kayu. Mungkin juga ramai yang tidak mengetahui akan kewujudan sekumpulan Komunis berbangsa Tamil yang diketuai oleh pemuda bernama Perumal yang kerap mengganggu keamanan pekerja estet dari kalangan suku Kaum India di kawasan Sg. Siput dan Ipoh, Perak awal tahun 1950an. Pada ketika itu, kaum India banyak mengisi jawatan sebagai kerani di ladang-ladang getah serta turut bekerja sebagai penoreh getah. Pelbagai jenis seksaan dilakukan ke atas kaum India di Perak oleh kumpulan Perumal antaranya mengikat mangsa di pokok getah dan menyeksa mereka sehingga mati dan ada mangsa yang dipotong jari-jemari kerana mereka bertegas untuk kekal bekerja di ladang-ladang getah walaupun diberi amaran keras oleh Perumal.

5.      Semua kekejaman ini dilakukan di atas nama perjuangan Marxist Communism kononnya sebuah perjuangan yang memperjuangkan hak kesemarataan tanpa perbezaan kelas. Mungkin fakta-fakta dan rekod-rekod kekejaman di atas sukar untuk diterima akal oleh masyarakat bertamadun di Malaysia pada hari ini, namun hakikatnya perkara tersebut benar-benar berlaku dan direkodkan oleh pasukan keselamatan sebagai fakta kes. Secara keseluruhannya semua lapisan rakyat Malaysia pada ketika itu tanpa mengira kaum dan agama berasa tidak aman diancam oleh keganasan PKM setiap hari. Mereka berasa tidak selamat menaiki kenderaan awam seperti bas dan keretapi kerana khuatir disabotaj oleh pihak Komunis dan rakyat turut berasa tidak selamat menaiki kenderaan sendiri menyusuri jalan raya kerana risau diserang hendap oleh pengganas Komunis yang mencari mangsa tanpa mengambil kira perbezaan kaum dan agama kerana terlalu ingin merampas pakaian, makanan dan kad pengenalan kepunyaan orang awam bagi tujuan subversif.  

6.      Pada hari ini terdapat juga dakwaan yang berani daripada mereka yang buta sejarah dengan menyatakan bahawa kemerdekaan yang diperolehi oleh Tunku Abdul Rahman pada 31 Ogos 1957 adalah bukan kemerdekaan sepenuhnya dan golongan ini turut mendakwa jika bukan disebabkan oleh perjuangan PKM, maka amatlah sukar untuk British memberikan kemerdekaan kepada Tanah Melayu. Fakta ini diseleweng bertujuan untuk menutup perjuangan sia-sia di hutan oleh PKM. Pada hakikatnya Tanah Melayu ketika itu mencapai kemerdekaan pada tahun 1957 dan bukan setelah ancaman Komunis dihapuskan sepenuhnya pada tahun 1960. Ini jelas menunjukkan bahawa British yakin dengan kepimpinan Tunku yang dilihat mampu membawa kestabilan yang berkekalan kepada Tanah Melayu serta rantau Asia Tenggara walaupun British pada ketika itu turut diancam oleh teori domino di Indochina. Ini membuktikan betapa masalah keganasan Komunis bukanlah satu faktor mengapa British memberikan kemerdekaan kepada Tanah Melayu lebih awal dari jangkaan sebenar iaitu pada tahun 1960. Mengikut rekod, Sir Gerald Templer, Pesuruhjaya Tinggi British yang dilantik oleh Winston Churchill, Perdana Menteri Britain pada ketika itu telah diberikan mandat seawal tahun 1952 bahawa adalah menjadi satu polisi Kerajaan Kolonial British bahawa Tanah Melayu akan diberikan kemerdekaan dan hak memerintah sendiri seawal tahun 1960. Jika bukan disebabkan oleh pengorbanan orang awam menggadaikan barang kemas dan menderma wang ringgit mereka sendiri, delegasi Tunku Abdul Rahman tidak mempunyai dana yang mencukupi untuk menghadiri perbincangan Kemerdekaan ke London bersama wakil-wakil dari MCA dan MIC.

7.      Hakikatnya yang lebih jelas pada 28-29 Disember 1955, sewaktu rundingan Baling diadakan, Setiausaha Agung PKM, Chin Peng ketika itu secara jelas menyatakan bahawa sekiranya kerajaan pimpinan Tunku Abdul Rahman berjaya mencapai kemerdekaan daripada British, PKM akan tetap meneruskan perjuangan bersenjata menentang kerajaan Tunku yang dipilih oleh rakyat kerana Chin Peng melihat tiada ruang untuk kerjasama wujud antara parti Komunis dan Parti Pemerintah (sistem Komunis adalah sistem satu parti memerintah). Sewaktu rundingan diadakan, Tunku berkali-kali menawarkan pengampunan kepada anggota PKM untuk meletakkan senjata dan menjadi anggota masyarakat yang sama-sama membangunkan negara yang bakal merdeka. Peristiwa ini direkodkan pada hari kedua rundingan dimana Tunku meminta Chin Peng agar memikirkan nasib 7 juta penduduk Tanah Melayu ketika itu yang akan menerima kesan buruk akibat perjuangan bersenjata 3,000 anggota Komunis yang sedang aktif di hutan. Chin Peng sekali lagi menolak tawaran ini berikutan dia terlalu taksub dengan kejayaan Parti Komunis di China tanpa mengambil kira perbezaan situasi politik di Tanah Melayu. Rundingan Baling ini walaupun gagal namun akan tetap terus kekal di dalam lipatan sejarah sebagai bukti yang cukup jelas akan pendirian perjuangan Komunis yang sia-sia dan menyimpang dari perjuangan kemerdekaan hakikat ini tidak akan dapat dipadam sampai bila-bila oleh sesiapa sekalipun. Jika diteliti rekod tulisan Chin Peng melalui memoirnya bertajuk My Side of Story, jelas menunjukkan bahawa beliau tidak mempunyai pendirian yang jelas berkenaan objektif perjuangan PKM di Tanah Melayu dan hanya lebih beremosi terikut-ikutkan situasi yang berlaku di negara China di bawah Mao Zedong pada ketika itu.

8.      Generasi muda harus sentiasa diingatkan bahawa terlalu banyak pengorbanan yang dilakukan oleh pasukan keselamatan di dalam menghapuskan kegiatan Komunis pada Darurat pertama. Seramai 8,850 orang anggota keselamatan yang terkorban dan cedera dari tahun 1948-1960 dan seramai 4,468 orang awam yang turut menjadi mangsa kekejaman Komunis ini sepanjang Darurat pertama. Manakala pada Darurat kedua (1971-1989), negara kehilangan ramai tokoh-tokoh yang banyak berjasa seperti Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Hashim bekas Ketua Polis Negara yang dibunuh oleh pasukan khas Komunis di Kuala Lumpur pada tahun 1974 dan Tan Sri Khoo Chong Kong bekas Ketua Polis Negeri Perak yang dibunuh pengganas Komunis pada tahun 1975. Sepanjang perjuangan menentang keganasan Komunis, ramai anggota pasukan keselamatan yang majoritinya terdiri daripada orang-orang Melayu terkorban dan ramai juga di antara mereka yang mengalami cacat anggota. Terbaru, sebanyak 21 rangka pejuang dari kaum Iban yang terkorban menentang Komunis pada era darurat dan mereka dibawa pulang ke Sarawak oleh Kerajaan Malaysia dari serata pelusuk tanah air termasuk Singapura adalah peringatan jelas akan pengorbanan yang terpaksa dibuat oleh anggota pasukan keselamatan tanpa mengira perbezaan agama, bangsa dan negara dalam menentang musuh yang satu. Sesungguhnya pengorbanan yang dilakukan oleh mereka ini tidak pernah diminta sebarang balasan dan mereka hanya menjalankan tanggung jawab demi tugas dan semangat cintakan tanah air. Tetapi pada hari ini terdapat segelintir rakyat Malaysia yang begitu berani memperjuangkan fahaman Komunis sekaligus menghina perjuangan pahlawan-pahlawan negara yang telah terkorban mempertahankan tanah air dari ancaman PKM. Tambahan, amat pelik sekali jika difikirkan bagaimana orang Melayu pada hari ini turut begitu berani menyokong perjuangan Komunis yang jelas menentang kewujudan Tuhan dan bersifat anti-agama.

9.      Tindakan pihak-pihak tertentu yang cuba mengagung-agungkan perjuangan Komunis tanpa menilai jerih-perit pengorbanan generasi terdahulu akan hanya menghina ingatan kita terhadap pengorbanan yang dilakukan oleh generasi terdahulu dalam mencapai kemerdekaan. Golongan ini akan cuba berselindung disebalik suara demokrasi, hak asasi manusia dan bertopengkan hak rakyat walhal hakikat sebenar adalah untuk kembali membangkitkan sebuah perjuangan yang sia-sia dan tiada hala tuju. Rakyat Malaysia perlulah berhati-hati dengan cubaan pihak-pihak berniat jahat ini yang cuba mengubah sejarah dengan menyeleweng fakta bagi memenuhi objektif peribadi. Fahaman Komunis ini harus ditentang dan diperangi habis-habisan bagi menjaga dan memulihara kestabilan dan keamanan negara yang kita cintai ini.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Multiracial is Malaysia's strength


Teddy standing besides the late Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Hashim (former Inspector General of Police) official car where he was assasinated by the Communist Killer Squad on his way to Bukit Aman in 1974.

1. As I was reading the book written by Dato' Seri Yuen Yuet Leng, I did notice that Malaysian today have forgot the real struggle for our nation's independence. The sacrifices made by all walks of life disregard of race, creed and religion those days were seen as a one race struggle for independence. Yes indeed, the price of independence doesn't come cheap, we have gone through many decades of bewilderment and confusing times. We also have emerged from the trial and error period where national socialist agenda would bring ruins then greater good.

2. As Dato' Seri Yuen Yuet Leng describes through his memoir, if it's not because of the Malay's King consent to extend the citizenship in 1957 to other races (Chinese and Indians), Malaysia would not be as it is today. The Chinese citizens wouldn't have anywhere else to go except go back to China (as did Yuen when he explored China for opportunities back in 1946 to no avail), or maybe the Indian community that should be send back to India (as did some of them in 1930s during the depression period).

3. However, Malaysia have overcame the obstacle and did went beyond race back in the 1950s. Everybody in that era did agreed, without the sheer strength of national unity, we would not be as develop as we are today. Yuen did recalled how he shed tears when Tunku Abdul Rahman hail the words merdeka during the proclamation of independence. The bottom line is, Malaysia's independence is for everyone to enjoy and treasure disregard of race, creed or religion.

4. And when Malaysia went through turbulent periods of Emergency (1948-1960), all races unite in dealing with the Communist problems. All races have been through the hardship of the emergency period. Everybody seems to lost their beloved family either through the Communist ambush or the intimidation to support the lost cause. Needless to say the Commonwealth forces that do give up their life to fight the war in the jungles of Malaysia. Malaysia lost many good peoples such as Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Hashim (former Inspector General of Police, 1974) and Tan Sri Koo Kong Chong (Perak Chief of Police, 1975). The Communist also tried to assassinate Tun Tan Cheng Lock before. They need to keep the nation to be unstable for the socialist communism agenda to be a success stories in Malaysia. But Malaysian keep their cool and strength through unity.

5. Then came the 13th of May 1969, everything's changed. We are not as united as before. Malaysia seems to be a very fragile nations with a chauvinist group waiting to take advantage on our diversity. We seems to be scared of our differences and seems to stepped back within the confines of homogeneity rather than explore the strength of diversity. And we stepped back further more to misunderstanding rather than negotiate ways of treasuring multiculturalism, as I will explain later in my next writing.

to be continue...

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Chinese past experiences building up an enterprise in Malaya – Case studies in the state of Kedah and Penang, 1882-1941

Writer in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (heart of Kuala Lumpur old business districts)



By: Ahmad Syah Ejaz bin Hj. Ismail

1. The Chinese community in Malaysia is very well known for their business shrewdness and avid skills in business dealings and running of enterprises. Their past experiences are well worth to study as we can determine clearly the main factor that drives these immigrants to be the main business players in Malaysia.

2. The question that need to be asked is how did many of the Chinese individuals (mostly were singkeh), end up to build a very powerful economic empire in Malaya. This is the land where Malays comprised more than 90% of the population in the late 19th century and the Chinese community did not enjoy the same advantage of the business activities such as tin mining and cash crop planting activities as did the colonial Englishman or even the Malay elites back up by the Malay’s Sultans?
[i]

3. First let us examine the reason for the massive Chinese exodus from the mainland China to foreign places such as Malaya. According to Wu Xiao An, the four main rebellions or political disruptions in China were the main factors of the forced exiles of the Chinese peoples to Malaya seeking new future. The rebellions are Huang Chao rebellion (878-84) during the Tang dynasty (618-907); the Mongolian invasion of Central China (1279-1368); the Manchurian takeover of the Ming regime (1644-1911); and the Taiping rebellion (1851-64).
[ii]

4. With the exodus to Southeast Asia, the Chinese brought with them three typical institutions forming their main social organizations and leadership namely the kapitan system, the secret societies and the kongsi system.
[iii] With these three main informal institutions the Chinese community begins to build up their wealth accumulations in the foreign land and its influence were later made legitimate by the colonial power in dealing with Chinese communities problems arising in Malaya.

5. For an example, the kapitan system was considered an official and legitimate institution representing the Chinese community to the colonial and local government. While the secret societies were hidden autonomous government to guide immigrants within their own community and were based on different kinship, clan, and dialect brotherhood ties.
[iv] The kongsi system created a public office, open government, and economic entities founded on extended partnerships and brotherhoods. In overall, the kapitan could also be the headman of a secret society or of a kongsi. But the headmen of the secret societies or kongsi would not necessarily be the kapitans.[v]

6. The headmen of all three institutions were closely involved in their social groups and were actually the key actors in economic and commercial life. Through these three main institutional frameworks, the Chinese communities were offered protections, market scales, distribution channels, capital jump-start and indirect association support to start a business and enterprises in Malaya.

7. The Chinese community those days also acts such as trading Banks providing capitals and loans mostly to the Malays farmers. These financial ties can be observed through practice of paddy kunca system, where it is very common the Malays planters would advance sale of their paddy harvest for loans. The Chinese community would hold dearly as intermediary over the Malay peasantry, and although the government realize such practice were exploitative in nature and the Malays continue to be manipulated and marginalized, the British were solely concerned with their strategic interest rather than solving the problems of the Malays people becoming poorer.
[vi]

8. Through one of this practice, the immigrant Chinese peasants were transformed into laborers and capitalist (most of the business activities run by the Chinese capitalist were gambling, opium farms, spirits and toddy farms – please read Wu Xiao An for more details). The point is that the immigrant Chinese actively participated, and in fact played a pioneering role in this transformation.
[vii] However, there can be observed that the rise and fall of the Chinese business family in the state of Kedah and Penang are best explained by Braudel:[viii]

"In a departure from the traditional Western proverbial three-generation cycle – from rags to riches to ruin – the Chinese family firm’s evolution is even projected by four stages of development: emergent, centralized, segmented, and disintegrative."



References:



[i] Chinese Business in The Making of A Malay State, 1882-1941: Kedah and Penang by Wu Xiao An. National University of Singapore, 2010. p. 54.
[ii] Ibid. p. 20.
[iii] Ibid. p. 22.
[iv] Ibid. p. 24.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibdi. p. 180.
[vii] Ibid. p. 210.
[viii] Ibid. p. 162.




Sunday, 27 March 2011

Life has many turns

Teddy in reserve army gear

27th March 2011 - It has been quite a long time since I served with the public service. Which to my likings tend to be quite a mix feeling but satisfaction is very rare. I have nothing but full respect to those that join the service with the intention of contributing to the nations building and much of the spirit that were a model for us were sought especially from the old Malayan Civil Service (most of it from the British officer's that served before 1950s).

I would say that nowadays there is no class exists in the public service. People would just content with having a good job with a handsome grade of paycheck comes the months end. But for me, I can't find any satisfaction if the feeling doesn't exceed my own level of standard. I always thought that I might contribute much of my intelligence and revolutionary idea towards the nations building by joining the public service, but I guess the five years experience have taught me better.

Nowadays public service doesn't really embrace the momentum of the "white's man burden" if I may used that phrase. Insulting it sounds maybe but that is the hurting truth for me. You wouldn't find any government officers who willingly accepting a post in the Malaysian hinterland for all type of service. The situation is not like the Eton's cadets those days that were happy to be send to the tropics and did make the fateful change as we saw happening 50 years ago.

And those that were holding a higher post are satisfied enough to agree with all the things that were thrown at them without making an effort to understand better or make a voice of their smart views heard. So we end up having the type of a policy implementors instead of policy makers among those that were supposed to instigate ideas. I'm not interested in staying long in this predicament type of works because I begin to understand that seeing the current situations exist I better served my people from outside the government mechanism. The only thing that were halting me is that I don't have much choice but to join the service due to my poor family background.

But I know better that with the intelligence that I have and the sheer hard working traits that I have shown, I can be a successful stories among the business community for the future. Through that I believed I can help those poor people of my own breed by creating more wealth and more opportunities to be shared with. Borrowing what Dr. Mahathir once said, "There is enough wealth for everyone in this world". I believe I began to see my fair of share and would make that big step God's willing.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Penang and me

Me and Pidus

3 Mac 2011 - Pulau Pinang does hold a very special place in my heart. Although I am not a Penangites of origins, the island does really encapsulates my inner feelings towards the beauty of life. I still remember the year and my first photographic memory when I first set my eyes on the island as the plane circling Teluk Kumbar to land at the Bayan Lepas airport. It was the year of 2005.

The view from the plane that I took on that particular morning brought along the intention of my purpose heading to Penang. It was my 24th birthday, December 5 and the sole intention was to meet a special friend of mine. But the destiny was written that I should met my true love, not the people but the island itself.

Not everybody understand Penang as much as I do. The island has been a beacon of freedom for everyone that have stepped foot on it. Since the day the King Solomon's ship set their quest for gold to the Mount Ophir or the day Francis Light decided to annexed Penang as the Prince of Wales island and brought free trade along with its multiracial community to Penang, the island has grown to be an exquisite form of beautiful pedestal for those that worked hard to achieve their life objectives.

It has been a stepping stone to many glorious Malaysian in achieving life's success. Penang will always offers a perspectives for those that seeks a meaning towards life. The splendid architecture, the open politics, the gentlemen's court, tremendous opportunities for self educations and the tropical splendor just describes how unique Penang is.

I always long to be in Penang, perhaps one day I shall live a simple life in Penang. In the good old days Penang used to be a bustling and glorious place to live and for business opportunities. The politics of Penang are different from any part of Malaysia. Their inhabitants tends to be more open and pragmatic in accepting changes. Those days, it used to be non-communal in Penang despite your creed background. People were appreciated because they deserved to be appreciated.

I certainly have fall in love with the Penang ambience's. You shall not get it from anywhere else but in Penang itself. So whenever I have a free time I would make that almost 500km travels from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. And whenever I left Penang, I will always left a piece of my heart that keeps growing each day for the place itself. As if that piece keeps calling me to always come back to Penang. And it calls me now... How I miss Penang!~

Faces of Tun Teddy

Faces of Tun Teddy