Back to the issue of the Beruas inscribed stone. I don't know why the story about it is simply tucked away... Perhaps there's some important secrets, perhaps there's clues regarding the end-times? Well I do believe such a clue exist... You may call be nuts but I'm a believer... Yes... Hallelujah everyone!
Now, I find it funny that an advertorial in newspapers, the only one such as this I ever encounter anywhere used the Beruas inscribed stone or "Batu bersurat Beruas" as its focal attention-getter to sell telephone lines. Believe it or not, I was not the only one jolted then. Many of my generations, those who in the last few years became interested in such end-time phenomenas like the Biblical war of Armageddon took serious note on the matter. That is until they saw the fine-print that says "advertorial" on top of the "news".
Last year I made a visit to a certain "palace" in Melaka. You see, there's this guy who claims that he is the rightful heir to the ancient Sultanate of Melaka...
Now, officially the Sultanate of Melaka ended when its capital in the current modern Melaka was captured by the Western colonialists Portuguese in the year 1511. But the legacy lived on with its former empire continued to be ruled from other capitals, mainly in Johor. Thus the Melaka empire could be said to have morphed to what became known as the Johor-Riau-Lingga empire.
Kings from the original Melaka royal lineage continued to rule until the end of the 17th Century... That is until the demise of Sultan Mahmud Mangkat Dijulang (the king who was killed on a pedestal, have a look at the articles Makam (tomb of ) Bendahara Tun Habab , Makam (tomb of) Sultan Mahmud Mangkat DiJulang and Makam (tomb) of Laksamana Bentan to know the story and why tke king was known as such). And then his second-in-command, the noble official known as Bendahara as his family took over.
But there is another royal lineage officially known to continue carrying the original Melaka ruling blood. And I'm proud to say, that it is the royal lineage of the state of Perak, the state where my father was born at!
Nevermind that, so there's this guy who claims himself as the rightful heir to the empire of Melaka (or whatever is left of it)... Frankly I'm not surprised as all Perak royals came from the same lineage. But who really have the right to say he is the ONLY AND MOST BEFITTING heir of ancient Melaka?
Ah... I have digressed again. So let me get to the point... I went to this "palace" (actually a rented Malay traditional house) in Melaka to have a look at what's this all about... That is about this guy's claim to the Melaka throne... What is his actually genealogy.
Frankly I'm not surprised with the genealogy as I also have ties to the same family. It's just that he dared to extend the genealogy in such a way that includes the old ancient kingdoms of Beruas and Gangganegara in a manner never recognised in any official genealogy... Never recognised officially but voiced in hush-hush in some circles especially those who have access to unseen information from the "other side" of the world. Get my drift?
Anyway, what got me jolted was that the genealogy exhibited at this "palace" mentioned the Batu Bersurat Beruas or the Beruas inscribed stone... Along with a verse from the ancient Malay text, the Sulalatus Salatin of Annals of the Malay royals, on how the forefathers of the Malay royals, a certain Raja Suran from the land of Hindi, said to be a descendant of the legendary world conqueror Raja Iskandar Zulkarnain (some said he is Alexander the Great of Macedonia) have left a certain legacy for the end times!
Oh... Above is the look of Beruas town heading for the west. Somewhere from the shoprows on the left, I managed to hitchike a lorry and the driver said he wanted to go to Lumut through Pantai Remis. Yeay!
Too bad just about 2-3km later, I had to get out of the lorry. You see, people from the other side of the road has been giving out signals with high-beam... Apparently there's a JPJ (the vehicles board or something, sorry... Forgot the actual English name) road block somewhere down the road and the lorry driver just can't take the risk...
Maybe his load was over the limit, maybe he hasn't got his papers in order or something... Whatever, I had to drop down as he made a u-turn to take the road from Beruas to Sitiawan. I could have followed if I want to go straight to Lumut but I made it a point to go to Pantai Remis first. So there...
OK... Back to the Beruas inscribed stone.
The Sulalatus Salatin said that after Raja Suran conquered Gangganegara and the surrounding countries, then he went to explore a kingdom under the sea... Oh, the text further said that's where he got married and fathered 3 princes who would become the kings of the Malays but that is another story.
He later returned to the surface... That's when he asked his people to gather some of his treasures and bury it at a certain (unknown that is...) place. And then Raja Suran asked that a stone be inscribed to mark the event. Thus he said something like this: "During the end-times, there will be a descendant of mine who will find the treasure. Then he would rule the world"... At least that's what I remember...
Now, the Sulalatus Salatin didn't mention anything further about the stone... There's no location mentioned, no names given. But at the "palace" in Melaka, it is said... The stone is the Batu Bersurat Beruas or Beruas inscribed stone. Ends!