Ming Sa Hing
Ming Sa Hing (Kanglapolish: Минг Са Hъинг, Babelic: 鄍萨黄), born Ming Sa Hang (1892-1971), was the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Kanglapo ever since his father, Ming Losk Fun, died in 1936 until his death in 1971. He led the separatist movement of Kanglapo which successfully led to Kanglapo's separation from the union. Under his administration, Kanglapo prospered in the early years under his rule until the 1952 Great Famine, which caused the economy of Kanglapo to decline and stagnate. After this, Sa Hing began to focus on ramping up Kanglapo's major infrastructure and heightening Kanglapo's defences, such as conducting tests for nuclear weapons in the 1960s and conducting military drills near its borders.
Sa Hing's rule was certainly controversial and there are many views regarding his rule. While Kanglapo under his reign was characterised by many as a totalitarian state with widespread human rights abuses, including mass executions and prison camps, some other critics and supporters also said his reign also helped build the foundations of modern communist Kanglapo.
Sa Hing was also a Kanglapolish pre-modernist composer. His style of music has rather influenced many modern Katayann composers, including his son Ming Sui Lang. He was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, atonality and tone clusters, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century. He also adapted neo-classical styles in his early works. Other works by him included 'Hymn of Kanglapo' (Kanglapo's national anthem) and other nationalistic and patriotic songs he composed in his later years.
Birth and childhood
The official records released by the communists regarding his birth is relatively accurate; Sa Hing, or Sa Hang at the time, was born on 21 October 1892 in Siroven, just a few kilometres from the outskirts of Nandacheongfu. His father, Ming Losk Fun, was probably a prominent official in the Kanglapolish government.
In 1910, Sa Hing left Kanglapo and sailed to Winburgh to take up a music course in university.
Musical Career in Uletha
Kanglapolish ambassador for Commonia
Return to Kanglapo
Pre Famine rule
Post Famine rule
There was a constant debate on how Sa Hing died. Until the 1980s it was accepted that Sa Hing committed suicide, but in 1992 during an investigation and research, led by Tammy Cheong, a professor in the National University of Kanglapo, displayed evidence that Sa Hing may not have committed suicide, but possibly consuming too much arsenic medicine for his illness (which did not improve), unknowingly poisoning himself as he overdosed in hope of recovery. This was supported by an extract of Ming Jon Bak's diary, who was probably caring for his father while Sui Lang was managing matters concerning the republic.
'Father's (Sa Hing's) health is crumbling. The medicine he was prescribed did not seem to improve his health. I can't bear to see him like this'. Sui Lang was busy, possibly settling matters for the country. I can't bear being alone and seeing Father dying. I have been advising him to go to another doctor but he refused...'
However, reasons, why Sa Hing did not seek another doctor, was unknown. Some, in support of the theory that he did not commit suicide, said possibly he was sweet-talked into believing that has illness will improve, or maybe out of desperation as other doctors he had probably seen did not manage to cure him. Those who support that Sa Hing commits suicide thought that all may be in pretence, as being an educated person he should know what arsenic do to him. He may also refuse to seek another doctor on purpose.
The question about Sa Hing's death is still in debate. Although no results have been confirmed so far, it still shows that Sa Hing died of arsenic poisoning.
Sa Hing's death is commemorated yearly in Kanglapo on 25 September, in memory of his deeds which helped developed Kanglapo. Ming Sa Hing was laid in Ming Sa Hing's Mausoleum in Ming Sa Hing's Square.
Ming Sa Hing is officially married to a Babelic woman Meizhen Lien, whom he met in his tour in Commonia. He has two sons, the elder being Ming Sui Lang, a music composer and pianist and 3rd Prime Minister of Kanglapo, and Ming Jon Bak, an influential writer on politics, and was briefly the minister of communications. Although his 2nd son has an interest in politics, Sa Hing has stated that his elder son, Sui Lang, took over instead. He has one daughter Ming Keling, who eventually became a doctor and married to the son of one prime minister of Kanglapo.
After Sa Hing died, Sui Lang took over to fulfil his father's wish. Jon Bak has often challenged Sui Lang's authority, and subsequently, Jon Bak was expelled from Singkangia. Sui Lang stepped down after his term ended and pursued his interest in music. It was unclear of Jon Bak's fate as it seemed that he disappeared. Many people assumed he is living in exile in Agarderia.
Sa Hing also has a brother Ming Sa Tae, who became the minister of culture of Kanglapo for a while, before he was demoted sometime in 1954. Sa Tae was eventually killed by the SSS while he was travelling in Myrcia in 1969. He also had a sister, but details of his sister were not known.
The authorship for some of his compositions, such as his last symphony, are in dispute.