About This Blog
This date, May 13, 1969 is enough to bring the shudders and shivers to a great many Malaysians, particularly those who survived the ordeal. It has also been used as a boogeyman by BN politicians particularly when General Elections are around the corner. Why is the May 13 spectre so menacing to the Malaysian psyche. This blog aims to bare the truth so that future generations will not be influenced by unscrupulous fear-mongering politicians out for votes.
What do we, particularly those born post-May 13, 1969, know about the tragedy or ‘incident’ really? As Sim Kwang Yang wrote in his article, ‘Unmasking the Hornets’,
“First of all, do we know all there is to know about the May 13 incident? All we have so far, in the private sphere, are a motley collection of rumours, old wives’ tales, rather sketchy press reports from the time, and personal recollection from eye witnesses and participants, whose memory of the events may have been distorted by the passing years. These are necessarily scattered and not always reliable accounts.
For the helicopter view, we have the government version as contained in a White Paper published shortly after the event. This brief document purported to summarise the facts of the case, as lingo jargon would have it. Lacking an independent enquiry, the facts have to be accepted as they are – official facts.”
This blogs therefore aims to bring out ‘TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION’ and a proper closure to the tragic incident and reconciliation always starts with the TRUTH.
NO MORE SECRECY. NO MORE CENSORSHIP.
LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD.
Please leave your comments and particularly eyewitness accounts in the ‘Eyewitness’ Page. We will try to compile all accounts, verify it if possible and publish it for the truth to be made known to all.