Hang Tuah’s Origin

Most Malaysians have watch the depiction of Hang Tuah in Puteri Gunung Ledang with M. Nasir depicting the legend.

M Nasir Hang Tuah

Some interesting facts have been brought to open my mind in the recent study of Hang Tuah. After few articles read and the history of Malaysia being brought into text books for history lessons, many articles are studied, be it on the web or in books.

makam hang tuah
The Mausoleum of Hang Tuah

In recent years while I was still schooling, Hang Tuah was taught in Sejarah(History) books potraying the slogan of “Takkan Melayu Hilang di Dunia Ini”. Well, this got me to searching the net. Why? Well, the name Hang Tuah basically arouses me. Imagine if we go back to history, I am sure we heard of Princess Hang Li Poh who came all the way from China to Malacca. Now notice the name HANG. Hmm… bear any significance.

Another thing is after the year 1999, there seems to be no more Hang Tuah history in the history text books. Wonder why that happens? Weird, he’s supposed to be in the history but why is he taken out? Isn’t he a Malaysian? Now what brought upon this exclusion.

Funny thing I had a thought is is Hang Tuah really spelt as Hang Tuah or ex: Hang Too Ah, or any other alike sound.

One post regarding Hang Tuah can be viewed HERE. It explains many facts. One point they did touch was the DNA extracted out from the “Hangs” were found to be Chinese (Maybe someone could tell me if it’s true). Interesting yeah?? Well facts they were, but will we ever wonder why it was taken out from school history text books

Here’s my point that I want to emphasize.

1. Why is the study of Hang Tuah taken out from history text books?
2. Why is the original post in the link posted taken out? (to protect….)
3. What is the significance of Hang Tuah in Malaysia’s history?
4. Why the usage of “Takkan Melayu hilang di Dunia ini?” (How can the Malays disappear from this world?) and is it taken out of context with their own suitable interpretation.
5. Even if Hang Tuah’s a different race altogether, what significance does it do to our history text books?

Certain Links regarding the study of Hang Tuah and certain facts and figures

a. The Malacca travel guide Old Link http://www.journeymart.com/DExplorer/AsiaSE/Malaysia/Mallaca/default.asp
b. http://www.malaysia.net/node/993 Reason Why in Sejarah of Malaysia Since Year 1999…

Even after many premonitions, there seems to be the mystery of Hang Tuah/Hang Too Ah’s origins. But let’s say if he’s really the race that most people claimed he is, why the sudden exclusion from History Books. Even till now, my mind wonders. How about yours?

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