16 September 2019

Artist's Impression of the Pemahsyuran Malaysia (Declaration of Malaysia)



PEMAHSYURAN
by Johan Ishak
2013
60cm x 90cm
Oil Paint and Ink on Canvas 

This art piece highlights the Pemahsyuran Malaysia, which is the Declaration of Malaysia, where it declares the formation of Malaysia in 1963. Whilst the Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) in this piece is of Indonesian origin, it has relevance to the declaration of the formation of Malaysia. This is because Indonesia was opposed to the idea of Malaysia as they were promoting their own idea of a Malay archipelago, known as the Indonesia Raya. The Pemahsyuran Malaysia was written in Jawi, the land's method of expressing its language, Bahasa Melayu. Parts of the Jawi wordings of the Pemahsyuran Malaysia has been reproduced here in the art piece. It reads: "Bahawasanya, oleh kerana suatu perjanjian yang diperbuat pada sembilan Julai, tahun seribu sembilan ratus enam puluh tiga (1963), disekutukan Negeri Sabah, Negeri Sarawak, Negeri Singapura dengan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dan bahawa persekutuan ini hendaklah dinamakan Malaysia", which means "It is declared following an agreement done on the 9th of July 1963, a merger of the states of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapura into the Federated Malay States is effective and such merged states shall be known as Malaysia"

07 September 2019

Benteng Terakhir Dunia Melayu : Oleh Ninot Aziz


BENTENG TERAKHIR DUNIA MELAYU

Orang kita dah membelah lautan
Luas saujana mata memandang
Bintang di langit menjadi panduan
Tahu tujuan sekali pandang

Dah lama kita kenal darah putih
Tib ubat dan adat berpantang
Dah lama kita berhati bersih
Jangan dibiar di pijak-pijak orang

Orang kita beramah mesra
Menghidang lauk penuhlah meja
Rakan taulan dianggap keluarga
Ambillah semua apa dicita

Lama-lama bertukar kain
Kain batik menjadi kain kasa
Lama-lama kita ke lain
Bumi dipijak milik siapa

Jangan ikut Mat Jenin berangan
Memanjat kelapa mulalah gayat
Jangan Dunia Melayu jadi kenangan
Dalam korpus memori Hikayat

Terkubur benteng terakhir Dunia Melayu


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