Revert to Gift Economic System

Contrary to popular conception, there is no evidence that societies relied primarily on barter before using money for trade. Instead, non-monetary societies operated largely along the principles of gift economics. When barter did in fact occur, it was usually between either complete strangers or would-be enemies. The anthropologist Marshall Sahlins writes that Stone Age gift…

Towards One Nation Truly Free and United

Freedom and democracy may mean one can become member and hold office simultaneously in multiple organizations. All NGOs allow that. Unfortunately, all political parties said to championing freedom and democracy will not allow anyone the liberty of joining and hold office in multiple parties. Whilst every NGO works toward ‘win-win’ relationship with one another, political…

Ancestral Lineages of the Malays

Malay is a Race recognizable in Malayunesia (or Malay Archipelago) and found dominance in Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. Malays find and owe their ancestral lineages to Formosan (Taiwanese Aborigines), as well as Polynesian, Micronesian and Turkic. That Melayunesia, Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia together form Austronesia that covers about half of the entire global area, sea…

Return to Ancestral Homeland

This Y Haplogroups world map shows that Malays of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as the Han Chinese of South China, who all share the dominant Y-DNA Haplogroup ‘O’, are actually blood-brothers, so to speak. This Y Haplogroup map, as the results of massive DNA sampling exercise from participating male population of the…

The Wonders of Iwahig Prison

“You can help people change by restoring their dignity,” said Iwahig prison director. Yes, indeed. The Iwahig Penal Colony in Palawan, Philippines is an active prison where 2,000 criminals who are serving time move freely about and around this fenceless and barrier-less correctional facility, without any intentions of escaping. Iwahig penal colony is in fact…

Enrique de Malacca

Enrique de Malacca, or Enrique de Butuan? by: Rene C Vargas Magellan was astonished. He was surprised to hear his slave, Enrique, addressing the natives of Masao (or was it Limasawa?) in the local dialect, and the natives appeared to understand him, and they replied in the same tongue.. Pareho toni sila hong sinultihan. The…

Malaysia: The Bigger Picture

In this 19th century map of Asia, Malaysia – as it was known to the world then – was the whole region of Malay Archipelago encompassing the modern nations of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines and Indonesia. There was an original plan for a united state based on the concept of the Malay race attempted by Wenceslao…

Top Ten Languages Spoken in the World

1. Mandarin – Number of speakers: 1 billion+  The most widely spoken language on the planet is based in the most populated country on the planet, China. Beating second-place English by a two to one ratio, but do not let that lull you into thinking that Mandarin is easy to learn. Speaking Mandarin can be…

“How Malay was named”

History saw Perak as one of the earliest state in Peninsular Malaysia to be colonized by the British. Apparently Perak spoken dialect had found an extreme influence on the colonial master that “sungei” – the way Perak folk pronoun “sungai” (Malay for river) – had been adopted in the official naming of towns associated with…

“The Origins of MAT SALLEH”

It is believed that the first Malay encounter of “orang putih” or originally called “benggali putih” were perhaps the Spaniards or Portuguese sailors who dropped off at Malaysia ancient international seaport, Malacca, at the onset of East India Company doing trading with the Malay Peninsula. They were definitely a bunch of unruly, drunken, noisy and…