QUOTE(kaizenyorii @ Feb 12 2007, 05:12 AM) [snapback]504008[/snapback]
my mom is a malaysian wa ren, so iv heard those stories too.
Tell her "Aniyo hasayo! Orang Malaysia datang ucap selamat" XD
what you fail to mention was that every single facet of malaysias independance, from the constitution to the borders to who the first prime minister would be was decided by the british. malaysia simply got lucky because britain didnt have the resources to keep such large colonies, which does have some relation to WW2.
When the civilians started not to co-operate, you, back then as the Gabenor, are you willing to continue rule the country? With riots going on at every train stations, streets and markets they do have headache! So, for pride, before they left, they gave independent... so that civilians "stop thinking of Britain as some kind of evil empire afterall"
If they doesn't have any resources to keep such large colonies, why they keep hong Kong till 1997? Malaysia have definetly more resources such as coal, tin and cooper, while Hong Kong is just earth.
If I go on mentioning every single facet of malaya independence, from the constitution to the borders to who the first prime minister, the functions of each constitution...everyone will be scared away from FM-A.com forum...
The first prime minister is not choosen by Brit...it is because the first prime minister is the president of the strongest party that time, and thus he can be the prime minister... and futhermore, he is our Father of Independent...
you speak as though you believe the UN and some glorious malaysian nationalistic movement freed malaysia from the british. dont be so naive. take a hint from hong kong and singapore and stop thinking of britain as some kind of evil empire.
Speaking of singapore... well singapore gained independent on 9th August 196x.Ironically, it is not from British, but is from Malaysia. Before 196x, Lee Kwan Yew was in Malaya merging power with Tun Hussien Onn and Tunku Abdul Rahman to fight for independent. Singapore joined Malaya to hasten its independent and also to stop socialist party taking control of Singapore at the upcoming vote [with independent as a promise, they can win more votes]...
I am not naive... =.= About those UN and Geneva Convention, I am actually saying that British respects the UN and Geneva Convention and thus both the proclamation, especially Geneva Convention helped a lot too in a country's independent. So I didn't say BRITISH IS A EVIL EMPIRE!!!