Below is the writing by Abang Ghaf commenting on my post titled Dr Airil Pertahan Bukit Kepong. It is too precious to be left at the bottom of the post unread. So I reproduce the writing herein so that we can all read it.
My teenage children come to realize the soul of our forefathers and what it means to be Islam and Malay who love our Tanah Melayu then and Malaysia .
History advises us a lot of things , it materializes with various interpretation as one sees it . Right or wrong is perceived immaterial to the Mat Sabu . What matter to him is to utterly convince . It be a significant x-factor to Mat Sabu who is at the centre stage of our political arena and who have large numbers of political congregation .
Like you have said some of our young people scrummed to his anecdote vigorously . Yet the spirit of the Malay souls in defending the post is totally ignored with insensitivity .
Mat Sabu is in his righteous jot to interpret how he sees it . Being a number two man in Pas , his assimilation of the Bukit Kepong event was at his constructed interpretative disposal . But the whole idea is political without realizing that it has deprived the soul of our forefathers , just to pursue a course of minds for his ignorant congregation . It is his political and sordid morality of constraint to create doubt to the Malay souls .
Mat Indera was a Malay Nationalist and a maverick who associated with the Communists . The Communist had a grand agenda then . Doubt if Mat Indra knew that . There were no record that he was the field commander of the attack . For that matter , it was also unknown what position he held in the defunct Communist Party of Malaya . He may not be a communist . Certainly , his animosity toward colonialism was unbearable . Most of our forefathers of all status were , then .
No doubt , Mat Indera was a man of Islamic integrity , staunched Malay Nationalist and so called a freedom fighter who denounced British colonialism . He was a valiant Nationalist of an armed foot-soldier who fought together with the Communist . It was unfortunate for him because the masses were not with him then to take up armed against the British except the Communists . This goes to the leaders of the Malay National Party ( MNP) . They , the Malay Nationalists joined in with the Communists also .
Whether Mat Indra is a hero or not is irrelevant . The members of the Malay Nationalist Party ( MNP ) and United Malay National Organization ( UMNO ) , they were all heroes because they wanted Tanah Melayu to be independent from the British led by their respective leaders . The only different was their means to get independence , the hard way by armed struggle of bloodshed or by Umno means of negotiation in convention .
Our forefathers had the choice and the choice was exceptionally made and justified by the democratic journey . Politics is not everything . The integrity of Islam and Malay are somethings .