Thursday, August 18, 2016

Unappreciated heroes

MM Online - Clinton accuses Trump of scapegoating Muslim soldier’s parents

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS (Ohio), Aug 1 — US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump yesterday of scapegoating the parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, after the Republican nominee took issue with remarks the soldier’s father made at the Democratic National Convention.

Trump, in an ABC interview that aired yesterday, questioned why Ghazala Khan, mother of US Army Captain Humayun Khan, stood quietly by her husband, Khizr Khan, as he took the stage at last week’s Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Trump suggested the mother might not have been “allowed” to speak.

Speaking at a church service, Clinton said Trump had been insulting to a family who had sacrificed so much. She also used the episode to contrast her own religious faith with that of Trump, who has spoken of religion on the campaign trail infrequently.

“I don’t begrudge anyone of any other faith or of no faith at all, but I do tremble before those who would scapegoat other Americans, who would insult people because of their religion, their ethnicity, their disability,” Clinton said in remarks at the Imani Temple Ministries, an African-American church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

“It’s just not how I was raised, that’s not how I was taught in my church,” said Clinton, who grew up as a Methodist.

“Tim Kaine and I are people of faith,” she said, referring to her vice presidential running mate, who is a Catholic.

Top Republican lawmakers Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also condemned Trump’s remarks in separate statements, although they did not mention their presidential candidate by name.

“Many Muslim Americans have served valiantly in our military, and made the ultimate sacrifice. Captain Khan was one such brave example,” Ryan said.

“His sacrifice — and that of Khizr and Ghazala Khan — should always be honoured. Period.” he said.

Earlier yesterday, Ghazala Khan took up her own defense in an opinion piece in the Washington Post, saying her husband had asked her in advance whether she would want to speak at the convention but she had decided she would be unable to do so on stage because of her pain over the 2004 death of her son.

“Donald Trump said that maybe I wasn’t allowed to say anything. That is not true,” she wrote. “When Donald Trump is talking about Islam, he is ignorant.”

The Republican nominee lashed out after Khizr Khan, a US citizen of Pakistani origin and a Muslim, spoke about his war hero son at the Democratic convention and took issue with Trump’s call for a temporary ban on the entry of Muslims into the United States.

Khizr Khan invited the Republican nominee to read the US Constitution and visit the graves of American soldiers from many backgrounds at Arlington National Cemetery.

What the Muslim parents of the late heroic Humayan Khan felt have been felt too by many Chinese parents and siblings of Chinese heroes (soldiers and policemen) killed in Malaysia in the fight against Communist terrorists, that whatever they did, no matter what enormous sacrifices they laid down for their Malaysian nation, the UMNO Malays (not unlike Donald Trump who did bugger all for the USA) would never ever appreciate them nor their sacrifices.

Their children would be worse off than newly arrived Muslim brethrens of nearby nations who did f**k all during the struggles against the CT.

We hear of an Islamic preacher, Mohammad Kazim Elias, walloping the Chinese and Indians some years ago, allegedly (as the Malay Mail Online reported) ... for having fun drinking and dancing in clubs while the Malays worked hard for the country as soldiers, police officers, firefighters, and cleaners.

I wonder whether it was at Zouk night club? See this BBC report.

He commented in a recorded lecture: “Gentlemen, try looking at Chinese homes, or what are they doing hanging out in their shops. They are freely drinking, going to discos. Malay soldiers are busy in the jungle, in the middle of the sea".

“Now who is the master, who is the slave? … Our race is guarding the jungles. Where are the Chinese? Are there Hindus? How many Hindus are soldiers? Many are robbers. Freely going to Giant, nightclubs, wearing sexy clothes, hanging out in Tesco.”

Where were the Chinese and Indians?

Well, while Kazim was doing whatever preachers do, and we may reasonably assume he wasn't in the jungle himself, Chinese and Indian soldiers and policemen fought the Communist terrorists with some killed and/or wounded - see my following post Chinese policemen.

I would encourage Kazim, as a man of God, to be God-fearingly decent, God-fearingly honest about facts and God-fearingly and honourably acknowledge recognition of our Chinese Police heroes of yesteryears, stalwarts such as:

  • Yeoh Chew Bik (killed by CT at Sebarang Perai) 
  • Koh Ah Cheng (killed by CT at Bukit Kepong police station), Ironically the communist assailants at Bukit Kepong police station were led by a Malay Communist, Muhammad Indera - not unlike today's Muslim-Filipino Malay assailants of our 8 policemen.

  • Loh Ah Chu (killed by CT at Bukit Berapit, Perak) 
  • Chan Eng Teck (killed by CT at Bukit Berapit, Perak) 
  • Ang Lock Say (killed by CT at Bukit Berapit, Perak) 
  • Yeap Sean Hua (killed on duty while apprehending a criminal at Setapak; another policeman Fong Thean Kit who was off duty but heard the shot gave chase and apprehended the killer)
    Important note: Both Yeap (posthumously) and Fong were awarded Malaysia’s highest gallantry award, the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP).

SP - awarded for act of extreme bravery and valor 

  • Chin Chin Kooi (Special Branch Chief Inspector who served in the Police Force for 21 years - shot at point blank range and killed by unknown slayers, probably CT; before he died he managed to shoot back)
    Important note: Chin was posthumously awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP)

  • Lee Han Cheong (a Sergeant and PFF patrol leader was killed by CT near Bidok) 
  • DCP Tan Sri Khoo Chong Kong (killed by communist subversive in Perak) 

  • Two other Special Branch police officers who are still alive today were awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP), namely SP Paul Kiong and DSP Sia Boon Chee.
    Without exaggeration, I would consider these two officers’ contributions (presumably still under secret classification) as pivotal to the defeat of the communist terrorist movement in Peninsula Malaysia.

Thus, 5 Chinese police officers were awarded the nation's highest gallantry award, the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP), with two posthumously. I hope Mohd Kazim takes note of this and if possible, say a prayer or two for their sacrifices.

Then there were Chinese in the Armed Forces who showed their loyalty to their nation by making the ultimate sacrifices, TUDM officers like the late Lt Choo Yoke Boo and the late Lt Chang Tatt Min who were both awarded the Panglima (or Pingat) Gagah Berani (PGB) posthumously. It's said that the PGB is next in gallantry honours to the SP.

There's an unfortunate and unpleasant story behind their sacrifices, but as the nastiness had to do with an individual I won't be like Kazim turn it into a racial narrative.

PGB - awarded for act of extreme bravery and valor

Prior to the 2 RMAF officer, one Ranger officer, 2nd Lt David Fu Chee Ming who I believe is still alive today, was also awarded the PGB.

2nd Lt David Fu was the Platoon Commander of 8th Platoon of C Company, 4th Battalion Royal Rangers who was tasked and placed in the Tanah Hitam area of Perak to track and destroy the enemy in his sector of operation. This was the citation for his award of the Panglima Gagah Berani (PGB):
On the 27th August 1970, his platoon of 24 men made contact with a group of about 70 enemy combatants. The enemy unknowingly had entered his sector. Thus started a heavy and intensive battle lasting 7 hours. Under his unwavering leadership, the men fought on, successfully killed 4 of the enemy. His patrol did not suffer any casualties. 
For his outstanding gallantry and bravery in the finest traditions of the Ranger Corps he was bestowed with the Pingat Gagah Berani, by the King.
He left after exemplary service as a Captain.

Then there was Captain Mohana Chandran al Velayuthan, like 2nd Lt David Fu also of 4th Battalion Royal Rangers.

Captain Chandran was posthumously awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP) on 3 June 1971.

His citation for the SP read:

Leading a unit of ten men of the 4th Battalion Royal Rangers on a reconnaissance mission in the vicinity of the Ulu Kinta forest (Perak), he happened upon a group of CT numbering approximately 40 men. This occurred on the tenth day of their mission and 4 hours after they had located the first enemy tracks.
Coming under murderous fire after detection by an enemy sentry Captain Chandran rallied his squad and advanced on the enemy. The encounter with the well-entrenched enemy led to the death of Captain Chandran at the age of 27.

Apart from Chinese and Indian sterling contributions of blood, toil, tears and sweat to the nation a la tanah tumpatnya darahku I suppose we must continue to serve as UMNO's or Trump's "Humayan Khan".


  1. Donald,"the duck" is a fucking bigot.And his campaign is on the way,on cruise control to self implosion.May god have pity on this very,very sick man.

  2. we appreciate all our heroes. there were many malays who had died too defending our country and fighting the communist terrorists.

    cuma nak tanya satu aje. parti komunis dan chinese/communist terrorist asal dari mana ya? dan siapa yang membantu dan melatih mereka?

    1. Sila tanya ahmad boestaman, cd abdullah dan penyokong

  3. For every Captain Humayun Khan, the hero, there is a Major Nidal Hasan, the undercover terrorist who killed 13 soldiers and injured 30 more at Fort Hood army camp, mostly officers. Born and bred in the US, nobody suspected he was a closet terrorist. He made use of his status as a mid-level officer to access an area frequented by officers, to do maximum damage.

    That is also why Singapore finds in very hard to entrust Muslim soldiers in senior positions, as well as critical front-line combat assignments. Some years ago , when questioned in Parliament, the Singapore Defence Minister revealed there were Zero Malay F-15 fighter pilots, Zero Malay Apache helicopter pilots, 1 Leopard Tank Commander (Yup, 1) .