JUST MY THOUGHTS
Blogger Seademon has written a very substantive information laden brief on Malaysia's formative years leading to Merdeka Day and his conclusion probably would satisfy many, at least it substantively answered some of the question I asked earlier in this post:
We have now established the fact that the Malay states were never colonised by the British, and that the Residents (Advisors) were appointed and on the payroll of the Malay Sultans. Therefore, those who waged war on the Malayan, and subsequently Malaysian, people are nothing less than traitors to their homeland.
You may now ask, if we were not colonised, then whose flag did we bring down on 31st August 1957, and what are we independent of?