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This is off topic, but
During the period from 1900 to 1940, in comparison with the standard
of living and development environments between Formosa and Mainland
China, one under the Japanese and the other the Manchus, I think
the Formosans fared better than the Chinese, unfortunately that is
my poor opnion.
During the Japanese occupation of Malaya for three years and eight
months our family lost two members, one died of public execution
because he was in the 136 force. He retreated with the British to
Ceylon where he went through military training by the British. In the
early month of 1945 he returned to Malaya from Ceylon with two British
officers by parachuting down to Kampar which is abou 40 kilometers from
my hometown Pusing. They could not make contact with the MPAJA guerillas
in Kampar and they tried to get to my hometown. Half way through they were
captured by the Japanese. He was treated as a traitor because he was a
Malayan whereas the British officers were treated as POW. The Japanese
executed him by beheading in the market place in Kampar in front of a
crowd. A few members of my family were among the crowd watching the
The other member died of illness due to lack of medicine.
Do you think I adore the Japanese?
Should I thank the Japanese for beheading him?