SEPTEMBER 16 is a bitter sweet day for many Sabahans, said former state secretary Simon Sipaun.
While some will remember it as the day Sabah, Sarawak, Malaya and Singapore merged to become Malaysia in 1963, others see it as the day North Borneo disappeared, he said.
“From records and photographs of the proclamation of Malaysia at the Jesselton town padang, there were signs of jubilation and expectation.
“But, for me, September 16, 1963, was one of the saddest days of my life. It was a day when Sabah and Sabahans lost the only opportunity to experience what it was like to be truly independent,” Sipaun told The Malaysian Insight.
Simon Sipaun informed us he was a 23-year old student studying in NZ when he heard Tunku Abdul suggest the merger of Sabah, Sarawal, Brunei, Singapore and Malaya.
He said 16 September 1963 was one of the saddest days of his life. It could have been 31 August 1963 if Soekarno and Marcos had not merajuk and kacau about the real wish of the Sabahans and Sarawakians.
The reason for the postponement until 16 days later was to allow the United nations team sufficient time to conduct a fact-finding mission in North Borneo and Sarawak regarding their desire to join a new federation with Malaya and Singapore.
Nonetheless, Indonesia then launched Konfrontasi and my uncles and their Peninsula mates went to Sarawak and Sabah to wage defensive 'war' against Indonesian military intrusions and also with a surreptitious Pinoy aggression.
Blood, toil, tears and sweat, to quote Winston Churchill, were shed by many Peninsular people in the military and police.
Now the war is over, the Sabahan arsehole has a f**king cheek to tell us 16 September 1963 was one of the saddest days of his life.
The arsehole should be reminded that without the blood, toil, tears and sweat of many Peninsular people, he and his children would be eating bullets from Duterte (after buying shoes for Imelda) or selling kretek and tempeh in Soekarno's Indonesia to survive.
When u wrote this trash, have u thought about the scenario of a bolihland w/o Sabah & Sarawak?ReplyDelete
Many of yr 'mates' would have been 卖猪仔 in many parts of the world, while u 'self-exiled' to Oz to pawn yr 'skill' leh!
I don't know what tok-kok you are indulging in?Delete
the scenario of a bolihland w/o Sabah & Sarawak is only your moronic fantasy - sabah and sarawak have been part of Malaysia since 1963 and many peninsular people were killed or injured because of that undeniable fact, so stop visualising something moronic.
what an idiot, just because your family members were left untouched by konfrontasi.
and more likely enjoyed the peace which my uncles and his mateys fought with their blood, toil, tears and sweat for you bloody NATO civiliansDelete
I ALSO don't know what tok-kok you are indulging in!!!Delete
W/O the continous money earned from the resources of Sabah/Sarawak & continously repatriates to P M'sia CAN u still talking cockagroo?
So, since 1963 and many peninsular people were killed or injured because of what?
Bloody hell, OBVIOUSLY u don't know anything about MA63!!!
Were there no Sabahans/Sarawakians soldiers killed in the jungle of Borneo for defending their land since those time? Ditto in P M'sia too during the Communist Insurgency!!
WHO, now more likely enjoyed the peace which many E M'SIANS fought with their blood, toil, tears and sweat for you bloody NATO civilians?
For u especially, DO remember that w/o the present of the E M'SIANS arm forces during the May13, the unwarranted death toll of the Nons WOULD be many times higher!
Bloody tok-kok, bodoh sombong, Oz-domiciled Penang moron!!!
u mean sabahan in 1963 do not have a right to leave the british or the federation like spore did? their only other option is become indonesian?ReplyDelete
Brader HY... I have a Sarawak 1/4 cent coin dated 1863, well preserved. One side is the face of RAJAH J BROOKE, and the flip side is SARAWAK 1/4 CENT 1863. It is worth about USD400-00.Delete
Be it as it may, the British had done a good job in subduing PARTAI KOMUNIS INDONESIA, and replacing Soekarno with Suharto, unfortunately, who was not unlike Mugabe, Marcos, Castro, etc.. draconian dictators?
The Sabahans should be thankful to the British that they are Malaysians, lest they would be treated like the Rohingyans by the Indonesians.
bro, i have no intention to become a revisionist of history, its a futile exercise to speculate sabahan/sarawakian would be better or worst shd taken diff path. i merely found it disgusting to read those nationalism / patronizing kind of shit....without the chinese, without umno, without the army, without tis, without tat etc etc.Delete
lets the old talk as they wish to, be it communist, leftist, sabahan, sarawakian, malay chinese indian dll, islamist, christian, it is all part of history.
If Singapore can be independent, why not Sabah and Sarawak?ReplyDelete
Sing was kicked out of Malaysia so no choice, but it did well, in fact better. sabah and sarawak chose to merge with malaya especially when soekarno and marcos were greedily eyeing themDelete