They are fighting the Japanese because they were at war with Japan. Not for Malaya.
Why the British said to the communists’ guerrilla army MPAJA or known to the British as MRLA (Malayan Race Liberation Army – Only the Chinese race) “thanks you very much for helping us and gives up the weapons to us now” in 1945.
This is the enemy of the state, and not the hero of the country.
The British even gave Chin Peng an OBE, which later was cancelled, and invited MRLA to join a parade in London, after WW11 was over, and Malaya was placed under MBA (British Military Administration).
I would say that MPAJA as a guerrilla army, which was MCP’s arm, therefore it was an ideological or a Marxist group having a working plan for the SEA countries, i.e. to gain control of this country for Russia or China. After winning the war and the restoration of the British Army in the Malaya, the government was aware of the need of de-colonialization.
MRLA after knowing Japan had lost the war came out of the jungle and started to persecute civilian Malays and Chinese for being accused as the Japan secret military police in the kangaroo court style. Some historians believed the army had also entered the Royal Place to hunt for those who were loyal to the Japanese Army. There were about 800 believed dead or missing in action.
That was the early history of the Chinese in this country in order to gain control of power of the country, and they, the Chinese still think that they have the right to control the country through vote which was accorded to them later part in the history.
When we achieved independence in 1957, the need to fight the British was over. MPAJA under Chin Peng was still at the confrontation with the Alliance Party and the Emergency Rule was extended until 1960, and further extended to 1989 (Post War Emergency).
In 1955, the Tunku had given amnesty to the MPAJA or MRLA to lay down the weapon and surrender. One of the terms of the amnesty was to allow the communist army a safe return to China.
In all 6, 710 Chinese terrorist armies were killed, 1, 287 were captured and 2,707 surrendered, excluding about 500 more later. On the British side, 1,345 Malay Regiment armies were killed, 519 Commonwealth killed, and 2, 478 civilian were dead.
They killed anyone who supported the Japanese, including Malay force in the British Army.
At first, MPAJA was on the British side, and it was trained and was given military supplies. When they failed to gain control of the country, which I think as the result of illegitimate or false claim of the ownership of the country as a ruler of the state, they confronted the British from 1948 to 1957. When the communist party was outlawed, they became the enemy of the state and confronted the Tunku administration under the Alliance party.
Because of the Sino Japan War (1937), the Chinese in Malaya were subject to Japanese’s rule does not mean they have the right to rule this country in that common sense when the Japanese lost the war.
Today’s Chinese in this country have a similar trend in fighting for a right that is not theirs as shown from 1948. They manipulate the same techniques in which the Communist has used against the British and later against the Malaysian government. Are they a new reformist from the same group of people who idealized the communist ideology?. They still wish to have a control of this country by hook or crook!.
The history paints some gruesome behaviors of the Chinese which have been in their soul until now. That is why I said, they are a laughing stock in the eyes of the West because of this elusive attitude.
Can anyone give a reason why they behave that way?. Is it because they have many Chinese graves on the slope of the hills in all towns?. If that is so, then the government must remove them to another suitable place. A sickening view really and to downgrade their misbehavior.
The Chinese are a serious problem in this country from day one they arrived from China. Period.