THE GREAT PREMORDEN FEUDAL ENTRY PORT OF MALACCA
By: Kassim Ahmad
Revised on 3rd May, 1017
One high official in the Malacca administration, sensing bad things to come, said, "Oh gold, God you certainly are not, but what you desire you get!" It was just before Malacca fell to the Protugees.
At that time more than 80 nations traded at the port of Malacca, with Malay as the .lingua franca. Islam came to these parts even earlier. Malacca was greater and prior to Venice! More than 80 nations must included the whole world. One of the rulers imitated the second caliph, Omar Ibni Khattab, to patrol the villages at night when he heard a child crying for lack of something to eat. He went to the state store-house and carried a sack of flower and gave it to the parents. This was also done by Iraq's prime minister Saddam Hussein.
Iraq was later invaded by a group of Western powers, and has since seen no peace.
An Iraqi ambassador, I know, sough asylum in Malaysia.
It is to be noted that Malaya is part of the larger Malay Would consisting of Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines and Pattani.
Now that the collonial in tnterregnum is over should we not attempt to seeks again a United Malay World? Rather a Federation of Malay World? It should also include the Phillipines, although it has been been christianised and and speaki Tagalog.
A united federation of Malay world would be that fourth largest country in the world, and the largest Muslim population. Basing ourselves on the Prophet's Medinah Charter, we should be able to lead the world to seek a peaceful and just world without nuclear weapons. There is no reason we cannot do it, man being given the task of of a khalifah, a vicegerent of God on Earth.
KASSIM AHMAD is a Malaysia author. His website is< www.kassimahmad.blogspot.my>