Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Let's listen to Kanang

Those who used to worship the Communist Party of Malaya (PKM) and politicians who attributed our Independence to their struggle, read this.

Dato' Kanang anak Langkau, the hero who dedicated 21 years of his life for some famous battles against the insurgents, including Konfrontasi (1962-1966) and the Second Malaysian Emergency (1968-1983) has volunteered to speak the truth about who and what PKM was all about.

I strongly recommend Mat Sabu and his friends to attend the talks and debate with Kanang.

Fully-organised by the Ministery of Information, Communication and Culture, the Colloquium on Malaysian History will also feature former IGP Tun Hanif Omar. Others are Dato' Ramlah Adam, Dato' Seri J. J. Raj and Dr Leon Comber.

Let's listen to Kanang and the other speakers this Saturday, Feb 25 from 9am to 5pm at the Experimental Theater, University Malaya.

If you still believe that PKM played a role in our Independence, please produce your facts and stand by it, if you can. You may enter a debate with them if u like.

I will be there.

It would be interesting to have people like Mat Sabu and his PKM sympathizers at the function. Whether they are pro-government or not, let's put politics aside as among the objectives of the colloquium is to provide a better insight of the PKM and why we didn't recognise their struggle.

To KPKK, its a good effort. I hope it doesn't stop just there. We need to clear the air before our present and future generation are given the wrong impression about PKM and our Independence.

17 comments:

opocot said...

jai,

mat sabu tak berani join, takut kena debik dgn kanang!

hahahahaah!!!

serena chuah said...

its a positive effort by the ministry in providing us, esp the younger generation, of the better picture about the communist.

we dont want our children to be incited by irresponsible people who ride the issue for politics.

more of such a colloquium should be organised in the near future, not only in kl but nationwide.

penangan said...

salam tuan,

langkah yang bijak oleh KPKK dalam memberi kesedaran kepada kita bahawa komunis itu memang diharamkan kerana kezaliman dan perjuangannya yang tidak terarah.

jika kanang sendiri sanggup menjadi ahli panelnya, bermakna isu komunis ini makin merungsingkan kita.

kita tidak mahu melihat anak cucu cicit kita nanti diperkuda dan dikotak-katikkan dengan pembohongan bahawa PKM berjuang untuk kemerdekaan.

yoyo said...

why dont u people just stop politicising on the issue?

why must there be a need to hold such a talk session when most of us are already forgetting the polemic?

stupid ministry!

buah beringin said...

betul.

mat sabu perlu hadir untuk dengar dari mulut kanang dan yang lain2.

kalau dia rasa pendiriannya benar, dia perlu berani berdebat dengan kanang.

pokoknya, dia berani ke?

Nam Ron said...

fuck to kanang anak lancau...fuck to this man!..kahkahkah

Anonymous said...

Why not ask the communist to come and debate with him? So we hear two side of the story.

Anonymous said...

kanang sepatutnya dah bercakap ketika mat sabu menyentuh isu ini tahun lalu. dia patut seligi je mat sabu ni.

sangkakala said...

kepada KPKK, elok buat seluruh negara, cari sponsor utk bayar ahli panel ni.

tapi kena tukar2 orang. cari veteran perang yang masih hidup dan berupaya untuk bercakap mengenai komunis ni, tidak kira bangsa.

kita mesti sedarkan rakyat bahawa komunis itu adalah pengganas dan tidak ada kaitan dengan kemerdekaan. mereka lawan jepun pun dengan niat untuk memerintah negara ini

Anonymous said...

i think more chinese were victims to the CPM at that time.

so, its proper to engage a few of them to talk...

MCMC viewer said...

to NAM RON,

the authority is tracing your IP and will take action. kanang was insulted by your comment.

sam hoe said...

who is this NAM RON?

i think we need to reprimand this guy for his dirty insulting words about kanang.

'anak lancau' is disgusting and cannot be tolerated!

cincin said...

jai,

siapa nam ron ni?

biadap sangat.

kalau kita tak suka seseorang pun, tak perlulah gunakan perkataan mencarut dan menghina nama bapak dia!

Anonymous said...

syabas KPKK.

teruskan usaha ni

Anonymous said...

satu dunia tau komunis tu musuh negara dari dulu hingga sekarang.

kalau mat sabu nak belajar, jumpalah kanang sabtu ni.

Anonymous said...

AKU HENSEM

NAM RON = NOR MAN

Sustainable Living Institute (SAVE) said...

Read posting : sustainablelivinginstitute.blogspot.com

Kanang anak Langkau, the famous Iban Tracker of the Sarawak Rangers (later known as Rejimen Renjer) was awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP) by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Iban is also known as Sea Dyaks and Bidayuh as Land Dyaks.

Kanang joined the Sarawak Rangers as a tracker on 21 Apr 1962 then sent for 1-month at Training School for Jungle Warfare (now PULADA), Ulu Tiram, Johore.

The battle cry for the Sarawak Rangers 'Agi Hidup Agi Ngelaban (Iban) means selagi ada nyawa selagi itu berjuang.


Kanang was born in Rumah Panjang Karangan Manok Nanga Meluan, Kanawit on 2 March 1945. His father left him and he was brought up by his mother and grandparents.

Growing up as a kid he was kind of lawless, independent and afraid of nothing. He decided to leave school at Kanowit by standard 3.

His grandfather told him that bujang senangs in the Kanowit River would not harm them as foretold in a dream in which he cured the son of raja buaya of a sickness.

In the days of his grandfathers and earlier tradition, the Ibans were ferocious headhunters using sandaus (parangs) and spears.

Kanang used M16 to hunt heads of Siliwangi infiltrators during the Confrontation (1962-1966) and communist guerillas during the Second Malaysian Emergency (1968-1983).

He could detect the enemy by the smell of the air, bird and animal movements, broken twigs, disturbed soil and other signs. He was not afraid of booby traps because he could locate and dismantle them. As sargeant heading a platoon he volunteered to be the man at the most front.

An Iban belief to avoid badi ie. being haunted by the spirit of the dead, Kanang got to eat the brain of a dead guerilla he killed.

He always had this dream of a pak haji berselindang hitam everytime he was about to battle the enemies in the jungle. He himself witnessed a Siliwangi soldier being kebal ie. bullet proof.

During Operation Gerak Setia Khas, early 1980 Kanang was shot at the chest and stomach several times. He was in coma for 1 week, spent 1 month under ICU and 1 year ward care.

Seperti mati hidup kembali, katanya. For the valour he was awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa.

Kanan retired as Sgt. Major while serving the 11th Renjer Rejimen Malaysia on 30 May 1986. He brought his family to settle at Rumah Panjang Samy, Skra Hilir.

His past injuries disabled him to do heavy work and farming. Soon he was poor and neglected. The country just forget him.

This morning, Dato' Kanang will be among the speakers at the Colloquium of Malaysian History at the Experimental Theatre, University Malaya.