Secret society in Malaysia. Anywhere we go, secret society exist. Who actually started all this and the history of it remains unknown. What does it all mean?Today, with a limited time we have, i will explain the history of Indian Gangs in Malaysia and how it all starts.
A few Indian guys will be gathering in a bus stop or a nearby drain everyday . Usually they might even skip school if they’re studying and will be ever present to join the loitering session. Together with them will be few packs of cigarettes. Now, day after day , their friends will grow to a bigger number. They buy a RM 5 color spray, and then will spray out something on the side of the drain or on top of the bus stop to mark their group.
You see, calling the group a name is one thing. The other word is also seemingly interesting.The name can differ ranging from things to numbers. Usually in Malaysia, it is interesting enough to see all the secret society members loves mathematics so much that they name their group after a number. The real meaning behind the numbers is too astronomical to explain. Forgive me. Few famous secret societies in Malaysia , Geng 24 , Geng 36 , Geng 21 , Geng 08. Now, if you’re soft , i suggest you try to get a membership in Geng 9.
They first make out a name , take Longkang for an example. So, Longkang is their name. But then, there are few identities that can follow.
a) Geng Longkang
b) Longkang Kaingeh
b) Longkang Set
d) Tiga Longkang
So, the name had been created. Next they need to establish a place. Let’s say there is a nearby field near the drain, it will be their field. So, everyone should start recognizing it as Longkang field. Every member have to work their ass out day and night to keep members from other secret society out from their field. If there is any intruders, immediately they will be identified and a fight will broke out. After a few fights, usually the gang’s will be able to establish them self.
After these few fights, the gang would be able to identify who are the person who will fight and the other’s who wont. The cowards will be rejected and only the toughest stays. Each of them will be recognized with a nick name. Usually they will name them self after things for their first name and others will opt for animal names.For an example:
1) ‘Vetu’ Kumar
2) ‘Rok’ Mani
3) ‘Mettu’ Murugan
3) Pandi (Pig)
4) Nandu (Crab)
Next, after naming and establishing them self, next comes money collection.Every member have to pay a certain amount every month as a membership fee. A one time registration fee is subject to changes but monthly payments remains. If it’s Geng 24, then everyone has to pay RM 24 every month. So goes for the others gangs. The payment will be kept by the leader. It is known that this payment is kept to bail out any gang members that is caught or jailed up. The remaining goes to sponsor cheap liquors and cigarettes. Schools are targeted and collection goes around to protect students. Every student who pays the monthly fee will be accepted as a member and be protected. They will be called ‘budaks’. Nambe budak.
Next comes election. A very important part in forming a gang.One who fights the best and daring will be chosen as a leader.The following is the least minimum criteria to be a gang leader :
1) Should be daring and willing to fight anyone
2) Should handle weapons diligently
3) Should have been locked up in jail at least once
4) Have a few marks and sign of stitches in a visible place in their body(To mark that they have been in a few fights)
5) Should be a person without a brain. Should have no thinking capabilities.
6) Owns own transport and willing to travel to any school to fight.
7) Willing to fight extra hours just to protect the field.
8) Should be able to drink cheap liquors and smoke
9) Should be able to speak vulgar words fluently in Tamil, knowledge in vulgar words in other language such as Chinese and Malay will be an added advantage.
Above is the minimum criteria.Once the gang leader is chosen, what they need to do next is conquering. They will have to go and fight in a nearby fields and try to conquer other’s field. Once they’ve won the fight, the group who emerge victory will be able to rule another field . So, day by day their name will be high in the air and will rule few fields and drains in their housing area.
One new policemen will be transferred to the housing area and he will gun down all the gang leaders. The group dissolves and everyone runs away to another state hiding. Few committee members will be arrested and put in jail. The group will be gone all of a sudden. Until the person who is locked up is out from jail .Once he is out , there starts a new gang.
This is the cycle of secret society members. My dear friends, what you have read is what is happening. Do not try to explain to me about them because i live in a place where almost every existing secret society in Malaysia have their so called camp in my housing area.As interesting as this article might sound to be,it portrays the dark side of most Indian guys in Malaysia unfortunately.
Sekian, terima kasih.