Friday, September 02, 2016

Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat

Last year I wrote about Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat.

The root of the conflicts was an unjust ruler. Hang Tuah, putting loyalty at the highest priority, did not go against his boss. Hang Jebat on the other hand saw justice is more important than anything else. What about the rest of the "Lima Bersaudara" (Brotherhood of Five?). I wonder what Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu had in their mind? Did they take sides? Did they take any actions?

If "Hang Tuah Lima Besaudara" is merely a myth, then the person who invented the myth is a visionary. Two opposing side fought, while the majority (isn't three 'Hang's is more than two?) was silent and perhaps torn apart.

This situation still rings true in many modern day conflicts!

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