I will want to remind those that have forgotten, that the war crimes of the Japanese to the Southeast Asian people were all recorded in history. And in a documentary produced by Chris Nebe, he revisited the major massacres committed by the Japanese against the Southeast Asian people. No, not just in Singapore but in nearly every Southeast Asian country but the natives either chose to forget and forgive or through the ignorance of their own history, could not or did not want to remember. In the Sook Ching Massacre inn Singapore alone, 90,000 civilians were massacred. Our mobile phone young would not remember a thing except to play Pokemon. The Japanese have every reason to want to forget, to whitewash this part of their ugly past, but should the Southeast Asian people want to?
In 1942, in the Bataan Death March, thousands of the more than 80,000 Filipino and Australian prisoners of war died before they reached their destination. This was followed by the 1942 Laha Massacre in Timor of Australian and Dutch civilians, bayoneted and beheaded in cold blood by the Japanese. Then there was the Banka Island Massacre in Indonesia where Australian nurses were forced to wade into the sea and machine gun to their death. One survivor lived to tell the truth at the Tokyo War Crime Tribunal.
The then Malaya also had its massacre in Parit Sulong where hundreds of Indian and Australian prisoners of war were executed. In 1943, in the Pacific Wake Island Massacre, 98 Australian and Dutch civilians working as slave labourers were also executed by the Japanese. Philippines had more than its share of massacres in the 1943 Palawan Massacre and the Manila Massacre in 1945 where more than 100,000 civilians died and the city destroyed. And the Pinoys love the Japanese. In Burma there was the 1944 Kalagong Massacre.
Did anyone know of these massacres, remember them? These are only a few of the many massacres recorded in history and the many unknowns that were not reported. Not the Japanese, their history books were whitewashed from these crimes against humanity. What about the history books of the Philippines, of Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar? They don't seem to remember them either. No wonder they look to the Japanese as so civilised and polite people, not knowing their evil past. In Singapore, Sook Ching was like a bedside horror story minus the cruelties and the gore and bloodiness of the crime. More than 100,000 civilians were murdered in cold blood by the evil Japanese. Some young Singaporeans would be asking 'true or not, don't bluff leh'.
The Japanese may not want to remember them, may want the world to forget about their war crimes. Should the victims of the Japanese war crimes simply forget them and best, believe the Japanese are very nice people, very polite, very kind, very peaceful, very honourable people?
How can a people be honourable if they don't own up to their war crimes and barbarism? How to trust them when they are lying by the skin of their teeth?
The documentary by Chris Nebe is at: Diaoyu+Islands+-+The+Truth-HD.mp4