Sunday, November 25, 2007

Indian martyrdoms for Malaya's independence

In the rakyat's struggle for the independence of tanah air kita, many progressive Indians were stereotyped in the colonial and pro-colonial media as 'troublemakers', 'bandits' or 'gangsters', goaled, banished to India en masse or martyred. For example, one day after martyr P. Veerasenan was killed by colonial mercenaries in Negeri Sembilan on 3 May 1949, the president of the of the postwar 300,000-strong Pan Malayan Federation of Trade Unions (PMFTU), martyr S.A. Ganapathy was hanged to death at the gallow in Kuala Lumpur's Pudu Jail after being "convicted" for allegedly "in illegal possession of a revolver".

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