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Thursday, March 18, 2010

TANAH MELAYU FORMERLY NAMED BARR CHIN


From an email forward and a challenge for Prof. Khoo Khay Khim:

TANAH MELAYU FORMERLY NAMED BARR CHIN
By Michael Chick

Michael Chick goes back to old Arabic maps to find that Tanah Melayu was actually called Barr Chin or Tanah China . So who is the Pendatang?

Even our famous Professor of History does not know this as he only refers to English texts. A shame, isn't it?

The Great Tanah Melayu Debate

We hear UMNO's cries for “Brain Gain”, caused by excruciating “Brain Drain”, in the wake of hundreds of thousands of Malaysians who are fleeing their country. We've heard the many alleged reasons provided from both sides of the fence. One of the strongest seems to be the fact that UMNO is asking all “pendatangs” to leave the country if they are not happy.

By Michael Chick

Well, Robert Kwok certainly did just that. And along with him, his entire businesses worth billions in “Tax Drain”. BTN has also been copiously assisting, by enthusiastically brainwashing simple minds into thinking that “Tanah Melayu” is reserved for Orang Melayu. Of course, they quickly tell you that anyone can become an Orang Melayu by speaking, dressing, and behaving like one (what! ever that means, who knows?).

Well, UMNO managed to achieve one thing. The BTN-type morons, and their predecessors, have been overwhelmingly successful in brainwashing todays' 27 million citizens. Who says that the Peninsular was ALWAYS called “Tanah Melayu”? This is a recent British Term!! Let me dedicate this Article to the foremost “so-called reknown Historian” of the country. Prof Dr Emeritus Khoo Khay Khim (and anyone else who claims to be as competent in History as well).

Prior to “Tanah Melayu” being a British Tag in the 19th century, the peninsular was formerly known as Malacca in the 15th century. The newly-renamed book “Sejarah Melayu” (previously known as “Asal-Usul Raja-Raja”) mentions every other place from India to China , including the tiny-speck-of-dirt called Temasik EXCEPT “Tanah Melayu”. Why was Tanah Melayu NEVER MENTIONED in Sejarah Melayu? Simple!! Because that was not it's name!! !

Tanah Melayu was NEVER the name until the British came and colonized the Peninsular.

(please see map below)

map of the East Indies

Since UMNO has a habit of believing that “whatever is older is better”, let's take a short walk down this slippery slope of history. (Also, BTN-Baru syllabus planners should start taking notes.)

For starters, “Malaya ” in Tagalog means “Peaceful” (go ask your Pinoy maid).

“Malai” means “Hill” in Tamil; as in “mini-Himalaya” to describe the Titiwangsa Range on the said Peninsular since the 2nd century by the Gujerati Traders who helped the local Malays set up their formidable Hindu Empire at Lembah Bujang.
ref: Prof Nik Hassan, Tom Harrison, and H.G Quatrich Wales

Also read he re: http://www.astigan.com/2009/03/06/ppag-unearths-evidence-of-iron-industry-in-lembah-bujang/

Only in the 19th Century was The Peninsular known as “Tanah Melayu”.

In the 15th Century, the Peninsular was known by no other name than “The Malacca Peninsular”.

Before “that Rebel-Indonesian Guy” came over here (look, he wanted to kill his own father; what else do you want me to call Parameswara?), the Peninsular was known as “Barr Kra” in the 10th Century. Before that, the Peninsular was known as the “Golden Chersonese” since the 2nd Century.

Golden Chersonese is the ancient name to refer to the Malay Peninsula by Claudius Ptolemy or Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; c. 90 – c.. 168). Known in ! English as Ptolemy, he was a Greek-speaking geographer, astronomer, and astrologer. During Roman times, the Malay Peninsula developed an international reputation as a source of gold; hence the name was given.”

By the way, “Barr” simply means “Land” in the Persian Language. And Barr Kra above, means “ Land of Kra ” (as in reference to the Isthmus of Kra ).

But I've saved the best for last, as usual. And I hope all you soon-to-be “Brain Gain” people are sitting down reading this ....

The earliest known Arabic Maps refer to the Peninsular as “Barr CHIN”.

Where Chin refers to CHINA ! Why did the Arabs call this Peninsular “Tanah China” instead of “Tanah Melayu”? When Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. spoke about “Exotic Tanah China ”, was he actually refering to Malaya ? After all, according to records, Malayan Gold Mines was already famous 500 years BEFORE the Prophet was born!! As his wife, Khadijah was a Great Trader. He must have known!

Footnote: Chin is spelt “Xin” by the Portuguese, but always pronounced as Chin.

Alright, it's now public!! The oldest known Arab Maps called the Peninsular “Barr Chin”; which translates to “Tanah China ”, or “ Land of Chinese ”. BTN can now implement this new found knowledge into their syllabus. You cannot deny that you don't know it now! Perhaps if you spoke Hokkien, dressed like a Hokkien, and practised Hokkien Customs, the Hokkiens might be gracious enough to accept you. Sounds absurd? Absolutely; and so does the other “Great Race-Changing Trick” practised by UMNO. And I quote Prof Dr Anthony Milner (ANU), “If it's so easy to join a race, it must be equally easy to 'un-join' that race ...”

Alright, Prof Khoo, your turn now ...

This will be the first exercise in “Brain Gain” which UMNO is allegedly proposing, for the greater good of 1Malaysia; plus, I'll even give you a hint: (because I'm nice and assume that you actually really, really, really, don't know ....)

It's a Dark Green Hardcover Book about an inch thick; usually reserved for Academicians like yourself. So you won't find it in Popular, MPH, Wiki, Amazon or any Pasar Malam. I'm sure that Great Historians like yourself, have your own Jstor Account number.

Unfortunately, it's written ! in English, so UMNO people cannot possibly understand it; because, as they say it so eloquently, “...that English sounds like strange babbling ....”
So be nice, Prof, and please translate it for them. And in my best Manglish, “Can translate or not? Please?”

Me? I'll take a nice stroll over to the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies here in Leiden, to read more on this .... I'd better put on a Jacket too, it's a li! ttle nippy today.

“Doei!!” Pronounced, 'do-we' in Dutch.


Very True... One Malaysia... Bullshit...

GOOD IF YOU GUYS CAN FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE
Discrimination of Non-Malays in Malaysia Plain racists as PAS said . . .
The Malaysian government should publish statistics showing how much Malays had benefited from the 'special rights' of Malays and at the same time release the statistics which show how minority races are being discriminated against.

Hence, the responsibility lies in the Malaysia government itself to publish unadulterated statistics of racial discrimination.

If the Malaysia government hides the statistics above, then there must be some evil doings, immoral doings, shameful doings and sinful doings, like the Nazis, going on with the non-Malays of Malaysia .

Civilized nations, unlike the evil Nazis, must publish statistics to show its treatment of its minority races. This is what Malaysia must pub! lish.

We are asking for the publication of the statistics showing how 'implementation of special rights of Malays' had inflicted colossal racial discrimination onto non-Malays.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

seems we had some same voice.

i am orang jawa and jawa is not malay actually. the reason jawa is malay and malay is jawa it's just b'coz the perlembagaan negara has said so, shikata ga nai.

i think the truth that i am jawa(considered as malaysians still) cannot be changed just like that. the red thick blood cannot change to black just bcoz you just eat blackcurrant ma....

i do not sansei being called a malay. for me, jawa is special other race like orang asli. they just come migrated from seberang and being watch as migrator just like other who migrated.

it is not proper la to call other people migrator like them are the sole owner of the land. any land in this world is Allah's though.

Anonymous said...

qrasy
Posted 28 March 2010 - 12:29 AM
As Arabians called China as "Sin" instead of "Chin" like Persian, the Arabians must have copied the name from the Persians along with "Barr".
Actually there's another group called "Chin" living in Burma [ http://en.wikipedia....iki/Chin_people ], though the "Chin" might not refer to them either.
And, the Americas were referred to "India" some centuries ago even though they are not!
So the Indians (from South Asia) should lay claim to American lands simply because of past European navigators.
This post has been edited by qrasy: 28 March 2010 - 12:31 AM

Hang Li Po
Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:15 AM
not new....
Simple & Easy
Austroasia & Austronesian = Ancient Southern Mongol (Mongol Purba)
Austroasia (Orang Bukit @ Tanah Tinggi) = Highlander
Austronesian (Orang Laut)= Sea People
Malayo-Polinesian (Melayu-Pelbagai Pulau) = Malay Island
Nusantara (Pulau Tengah) = Centre Island
.......

Hang Li Po
Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:18 AM
Natives in Malayan Peninsular are:
Aslians:
1) Negritos : Kintaq, Kensiu, Mendriq, Jahai, and Lanoh
2) Nomad Mon-Khmeric in Malaysia : Senoi, Temiar, Jah Hut, Semoq-Bei, Mah-Meri, Semai, Jakun and Mah-Meri.
3) Malay influenced Mon-Khmeric of Malayan Peninsular (Malay-Thai border), with established Kingdoms, called as Langkasukans, either Buddhists or Muslims : Kedahan, Kelantanese, Terengganu, Orang Ulu in North Perak and Perlis (Siamese speaking, their language either were absorbed into modern Thai and in dialectical Malay). In Thailand they are South Thais. This Kingdom had been subdued by Sumatrans of Srivijaya Empire. Other union Kingdoms are Phra Nagar Dvaravati in Bangkok, Lopburi, Lavo in North Thai, Nakhon Sri Thammarath or Tambralingga in South Thai. Also those Pan-Pan (Patani), Raktmartika (Tanoh Meroh) in Songkhla, Chaiyyo, Grahi, Yarang (Jerei, Jerang) Yala (Jalo), and Bedelong (Phattalung) in South Thai under Siam Bay. They were all Indian influenced and civilized like their distant relatives in North East who are the Khmers of Cambodia and the Mons in Thailand and Myanmar.
4) Proto-Malay or Pre-Malay, Melayu Tua, they are primarily animists without any particular religion : Temuan, Semelai, Kanaq, Sletar, and Orang Laut in Johor, and Melacca. Orang Laut had been very influential in Malacca Kingdom, some of them had became Ministers in Johor Malay Palace, like Orang kaya Sri Bija Wangsa. Around 700th C, Orang Laut are known as Pirates of the Malacca Straits, they are loyal to Srivijaya Empire.
5) Sumatran ethnics classified as Malay because Malay is Srivijaya for native Malayan Peninsular understanding: Minangkabau, Rawa, Mandahiling, Achehnese of Acheh, Palembang, Batak, Bangka, Riau etc.
6) Javanese who are classified by constitution as Malay after they had accepted Peninsular version of Malay language, they still speak Javanese at home and practicing Javanese culture like Kuda Kepang, Ponorogo, Tumpeng, etc. All of them had been Muslim before entered Malayan Peninsular and they just arrived here recently. They had immigrated from Java Island and from Singapore and also Banjarese from Banjarmasin.

Anonymous said...

qrasy
Posted 28 March 2010 - 12:29 AM
As Arabians called China as "Sin" instead of "Chin" like Persian, the Arabians must have copied the name from the Persians along with "Barr".
Actually there's another group called "Chin" living in Burma [ http://en.wikipedia....iki/Chin_people ], though the "Chin" might not refer to them either.
And, the Americas were referred to "India" some centuries ago even though they are not!
So the Indians (from South Asia) should lay claim to American lands simply because of past European navigators.
This post has been edited by qrasy: 28 March 2010 - 12:31 AM

Hang Li Po
Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:15 AM
not new....
Simple & Easy
Austroasia & Austronesian = Ancient Southern Mongol (Mongol Purba)
Austroasia (Orang Bukit @ Tanah Tinggi) = Highlander
Austronesian (Orang Laut)= Sea People
Malayo-Polinesian (Melayu-Pelbagai Pulau) = Malay Island
Nusantara (Pulau Tengah) = Centre Island
.......

Hang Li Po
Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:18 AM
Natives in Malayan Peninsular are:
Aslians:
1) Negritos : Kintaq, Kensiu, Mendriq, Jahai, and Lanoh
2) Nomad Mon-Khmeric in Malaysia : Senoi, Temiar, Jah Hut, Semoq-Bei, Mah-Meri, Semai, Jakun and Mah-Meri.
3) Malay influenced Mon-Khmeric of Malayan Peninsular (Malay-Thai border), with established Kingdoms, called as Langkasukans, either Buddhists or Muslims : Kedahan, Kelantanese, Terengganu, Orang Ulu in North Perak and Perlis (Siamese speaking, their language either were absorbed into modern Thai and in dialectical Malay). In Thailand they are South Thais. This Kingdom had been subdued by Sumatrans of Srivijaya Empire. Other union Kingdoms are Phra Nagar Dvaravati in Bangkok, Lopburi, Lavo in North Thai, Nakhon Sri Thammarath or Tambralingga in South Thai. Also those Pan-Pan (Patani), Raktmartika (Tanoh Meroh) in Songkhla, Chaiyyo, Grahi, Yarang (Jerei, Jerang) Yala (Jalo), and Bedelong (Phattalung) in South Thai under Siam Bay. They were all Indian influenced and civilized like their distant relatives in North East who are the Khmers of Cambodia and the Mons in Thailand and Myanmar.
4) Proto-Malay or Pre-Malay, Melayu Tua, they are primarily animists without any particular religion : Temuan, Semelai, Kanaq, Sletar, and Orang Laut in Johor, and Melacca. Orang Laut had been very influential in Malacca Kingdom, some of them had became Ministers in Johor Malay Palace, like Orang kaya Sri Bija Wangsa. Around 700th C, Orang Laut are known as Pirates of the Malacca Straits, they are loyal to Srivijaya Empire.
5) Sumatran ethnics classified as Malay because Malay is Srivijaya for native Malayan Peninsular understanding: Minangkabau, Rawa, Mandahiling, Achehnese of Acheh, Palembang, Batak, Bangka, Riau etc.
6) Javanese who are classified by constitution as Malay after they had accepted Peninsular version of Malay language, they still speak Javanese at home and practicing Javanese culture like Kuda Kepang, Ponorogo, Tumpeng, etc. All of them had been Muslim before entered Malayan Peninsular and they just arrived here recently. They had immigrated from Java Island and from Singapore and also Banjarese from Banjarmasin.

Anonymous said...

Hang Li Po
Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:00 AM
Another Theory
The Chinese were descendants of the ugly Qiangic nomad who later adopted sedentary lifestyle. These Qiang people inhabited the present day Tibet. The original Tibetian were an old race, much older than the Han Chinese which was an offshoot of one of Tibetian tribe.
The Korean and Japanese influenced the Chinese culturally, these two are not Chinese. They and Chinese possessed O2 and O3 mtDNA haplogroup, which make them of the same family category.
The Mongols has nothing in common with the Chinese, they are the C3 mtDNA group. No Chinese ( Han Chinese) has this gene.They are totally different people.
The place was called Barr Chin because the Arabs always referred to the Land eastern of them as "Sin" or "Chin". Later, they discovered India and called the land eastern of India as the same terminology. It doesn't have nothing to do with China at all.
If anything, the earliest inhabitant of South East Asia ( Malay archipelago) were the Dark-skinned aborigines, Malay, not Chinese.
Hang Li Po
Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:53 PM

Unekspekted VII said...

seems like some chinese was too stupid for a simple math :

http://untoldhistoriesofmalaya.blogspot.com/2012/01/untold-history-real-hang-tii-poo-is.html

and some were too eager to become bumiputela until they forgot the fact of Bar Chinn :

http://untoldhistoriesofmalaya.blogspot.com/2012/01/untold-history-rebuttal-issue-negara.html

they are hilarious isn't it?? hahaha