|British troops carrying dead body of Communist insurgent. Some of the Malayans behind could not even be expected to do it...|
You will be doing Filipinos great injustice if you think the Malayans or the Peninsular Malaysians had such fighting history. So please learn or read Malaysia/Malaya history. IT IS IMPERATVE TO KNOW YOUR ENEMY TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT THEM EFFECTIVELY
As one senior British military officer who served in Malaya during the Emergency said, "The Malayan recruits were for the most part bone-idle sons of bitches and could not be trusted; just a waste of precious meagre rations."
It was not Malayan troops or Kuala Lumpur troops that "exterminated communist insurgency" in Malaysia or Malaya Peninsula as one commenter would have it. It was the British and the Bitish Commonwealth of Nations (with Malayans playing the onlookers or carrying logsitics at best, the Brits could not even trust Malayan native intel/info half the time) led by General Gerald Templer together with the Aussies, the New Zealanders, the Indian recruits and of course, the dreaded Gurkhas who scared the livinng daylight out of the ordinary Malayans who thought the Gurkhas were devil incarnate...nothing to do with the bone-idle Malayan sons of bitches! British General Templer only left the Malaya Peninsula after he had wiped out the communist insurgency.
General Templer (in picture) was the one that coined the famous phrase, "of winning hearts and minds." He basically cornered them, put barrages around the jungle and did not let them through unless they were willing to surrender. He then had leaflets thrown at them from the air and promised them a house, business and a community life if they went out of the jungle and stopped fighting Tunku Abdul Rahman's government. (General Templer turned more than one million Chinese into Malaya citizens if they turned in and built communities far from the jungles for returning Communist insurgents.)
Basically, General Templer starved them and continuously chased them, harrased them, wounded and killed many of them if they did not surrender. He organised meetings with the Chinese womenfolk and told them to put pressure on their husbands, their fathers, their brothers, their sons, etc., that the Communists would be wiped out if they did not come out and did not stop what they were doing.
In fact, if you need to credit Malayans for helping defeat Communist insurgency, you must credit the Chinese women of Malaya who, after a time, put pressure on their menfolk to give up and accept the offer of the British.
The Malayans or the Malaysians DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, they merely did the carrying of logistics for the British and Commonwealth Forces if they could make the Malayans work, otherwise, "bone idle Malayan SOBs" just did not do anything! The Gurkhas did most of the dirty job if you really want to know! Anything remotely susggesting that Malayan troops participated in the war operations against the Communists which Kuala Lumpur might be spreading today and about participating in defeating the Communists in Malaya Peninsula would BE A BIG FAT LIE!
Do not forget that that during the latter years of the Malayan Emergency, the Brits technically had already given the Malayans their independence but General Templer stayed on to wage the most successful anti-Communist guerilla campaign the world has ever known.
You cannot trust the Malayans to do that sort of thing... they did not have the courage or the brains nor even the willpower to be able to do that kind of operation. In fact, Communist insurgency and the increasing number of Chinese in the Peninsula were two of the reasons why the Malayans were worried about being independent but Britain, as early as 1947, said they would have their independence in 1957 whether they liked it or not. So, please don't be misled or if you have to post about it, be accurate -- read your history, read about General Templer and how he defeated Communist insurgency for the Malayans. DO NOT BELIEVE MALAYSIAN LIES.
If ever, Peninsular Malaysia's first ever fighting experience is happening today! The crackdown on Filipinos in Sabah and the continuing hunt for the Filipino Sulu fighters in Sabah is the VERY FIRST EVER fighting experience the Malayans or the Malaysians (Kuala Lumpur) will have for that matter and they needed 7 BATTALIONS or nearly 7,000 troops backed by heavy firepower TO MAKE IT HAPPEN YET THEY ARE NOT EVEN SUCCEEDING!
DO NOT BELIEVE THAT MALAYSIA HAS A BETTER FIGHTING HISTORY THAN THE PHILIPPINES, because you will be doing yourselves great injustice and will be spreading an atrocious lie.
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Defenders of the Philippine Sabah & Spratly Claims
13 March 2013