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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 20. 1972

[Letters in response to Malaysian article]


Congratulations to Salient!

The publication of the article "Neo-Colonialism in Malaysia" is the best work Salient has done for students and people of Malaya and North Kalimantan. The article expresses correctly the view of the people and the overseas students from these areas who have no opportunity to air their opinions at home due to the suppression of freedom of expression.

The seemingly MSA leaflet "A Reply to the forces Against Nationalism and self-determination" accuses the article as an "imperialist-communist plot" which is apparently a popular CIA connotation. The leaflet even attacks further the Vietnamese and Malayan people by labelling the War in Vietnam and the Malayan National Liberation Movement as "the communist tactics of murder, arson, torture and blood-spilling". One can clearly see who these bastards are now! These few academic bandits are nothing more than the lackeys of the enemy of the Malayan and North Kalimantan peoples.

Only CIA publications use the term "imperialist forces of China". It is interesting to note that these academic brigands get their inspiration from CIA sources. The article "Neo-Colonialism in Malaysia" has clearly shown that the formation of "Malaysia" was an arrangement of the Anglo-US imperialism.

The celebration of the so called "Malaysian National Day" is incapable of covering up the fact that "Malaysia" is a product of Anglo-US imperialism. Malaya (including Singapore) is a unified country which cannot be separated by the Anglo-US imperialists and their lackeys at home. The Anglo-US imperialists together with the two puppet cliques of Razak and Lee Kuan Yew engineered the plot of "Malaysia" and "the Republic of Singapore". This is the plot of divide-and-rule to split the revolutionary unity of the people and to consolidate the colonialist rule of Anglo-US imperialists in Malaya.

Diplomatically, the Razak and Lee Kuan Yew cliques advocated for "neutrality" and "non-alignment". However, they join with the Anglo-US imperialism and the reactionary forces of other countries in carrying out reactionary activities in Sea. They even defend the US imperialists against the Indo-Chinese people..

Politically, the Razak and Lee Kuan Yew cliques adopt the neo-colonialist policy of Anglo-US imperialism; maintain their rule of fascist military dictatorship; suppress ruthlessly the liberation struggle of the people; arrest and shoot the masses; and imprison the anti-imperialist patriots in the jails without trial.

Economically, reactionary measures have been taken to assure the interests of foreign monopoly capital and comprador-bureaucrat bourgeoisie by offering incentives and cheap labour. Various reactionary legislations have been imposed against the workers to strike and to demand for wage increases.

In the field of education, they implement the colonialist policy which preaches slavishness and lackey mentality. The schools aim at turning out lackeys and they did succeed to a certain extent as it is shown by the words and deeds of the bunch of so-called students who put out the leaflet.

In defence, the two puppet governments form an alliance with British imperialism Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia etc. This proves that the Razak and Lee Kuan Yew cliques are the loyal lackeys of Anglo-US imperialists.

Malayan Commentator.


I note that a letter signed by the so-called 'Peace Loving Malaysians' appeared in the August-September issue of 'dum dums' MSSA Critique threatening all overseas students to obey their advice, "otherwise we are forced to report to the Malaysian government to do something about you when you return home."

The University authorities and the VUWSA need to study seriously and urgently such bloody political threats by a few bastard spies roaming around the campus. Urgent action should be taken to expel these 'Peace Loving Malaysians' from the Varsity as their appearance will certainly humiliate the life of overseas students. The University authorities and the VUWSA have the duty to safeguard the safety and welfare of overseas students who have for a long time lived in fear of political persecutions.

These rascal 'Peace Loving Malaysians' have now openly exposed themselves as paid - or unpaid spies who have established a small kingdom of gangsters within the campus and become the ruling and oppressing class among the overseas students. It is a well known fact that a few students pay frequent visits to the high commission to receive instructions and have close contacts with the office. They act as spies for the high commission. Any spies disguised as students at Victoria University should be expelled immediately !

A sympathizer for Overseas Students.


A plot is now taken by the Malaysian fascist government-financed MSA through out New Zealand to annihilate MSSA under the pretext of merging the two organisations as one. The plan is not only brought out in Wellington but also has been instructed to their representatives in other centres. By the way, the innocent and dum dums MSSA leaders are ready to betray their principles and sell out the whole organisation.

The slavish MSA guys are now coming out to talk a lot about the disadvantages of having two organisations on campus. One must recall that it is merely because the forced formation of MSA by a minority of students who are instructed by the Malaysian fascist government that splits further the overseas students. As a former president of MSA, M. Lim should be responsible for such crimes.

The first step to unify the students is to dissolve MSA first, to calm down the tension among the overseas students and to prove they are giving up entirely their sectarian habits. Only after six months of the disolving of MSA and with the assurance of no making trouble from MSA leaders, the students will then consider to discuss the problem of student organisation.

Everyone knows that both MSA and MSSA are dying because they lack support from the majority of the overseas students. They do not really intend to help the overseas students as they usually complain they have only a few members. The MSA president, the lackey Zaidi K. Zainie personally admitted recently "poor attendance to MSA functions" and "poor response to Bahasa Malaysia classes."

Any genuine student organisation should refuse money or bribes offered by the Malaysian fascist government as it will create suspicion and mistrust among the overseas students. MSA is nothing but a fascist government-controlled organisation, a strumpet of the puppet regime of Malaysia. Thus MSA must be closed down. How can students trust an organisation backed by the infamous Malaysian fascist, racist and reactionary regime?

It is interesting to note that the MSA News-letter encourages students to "write letters to the three Secretaries (of the High Commission) on any matters of interest..." "Students are also welcome to discuss with them personally or by telephone." Also, the office of the good-for-nothing Students' Director of Malaysian racist government" is very near." It is also worthwhile quoting from the MSSA Critique that "If you want a job when you return home, then it is high time you make available your appearance at the Bahasa Malaysia classes." Students are partly tempted and partly threatened to join the classes which are part of their schemes to control the students. This indicates explicitly that the Malaysian fascist government maintains a full-time office in Wellington devoted to keeping an eye on students and exercising control over the overseas students.

If you do not want to be controlled or dictated by the Malaysian fascist government, it is advisable to keep away from MSA and MSSA as both are not trustworthy and both will not do any good for your future. At present, a few self-proclaimed leaders of MSA and MSSA are negotiating the possibility of merger and joining hand in hand to monopolize the overseas students affairs Eveyone should be aware of the plot and offer no support to either one of them. After all, the planned new organisation will become another machinery of the Malaysian fascist and racist government. This is merely filling the new bottle with old wine.

O. T. Melayu.