The death of Bendahara Tun Mutahir a year earlier, had opened up old wounds and divided the people of Melaka into several factions. His execution was in haste. All his family members were condemned to death as the result of a malicious and wicked political tactic. Only his daughter, the feisty Tun Fatimah, was spared.
After the initial battle was won by the Melaka army led by Sultan Ahmad and Laksamana Khoja Hassan, Portuguese reinforcements from Goa had helped pushed the Malay warriors out from the city.
51 years on, this land is still marred with a power struggle by opposing factions whose ultimate aim is only greed for power and political dominance.
One week from now, Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan 2008, Malaysia.
Note : Both pictures courtesy of http://sejarahmalaysia.pnm.my