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Tang Ah Chai: Living through white terror

Tang Ah Chai: Living through white terror

TANG Ah Chai is a public intellectual and political commentator in the Chinese Malaysian community. Over the past few decades, the former deputy director of the Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies has been actively involved in research relating to Chinese Malaysian history. He has written and edited Mandarin books on Yap Ah Loy, the founder […]

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Keeping promises to communists

Keeping promises to communists

IT’s not about giving sympathy. It’s about honouring an agreement. As I rode the bus back to Kuala Lumpur from Haadyai after covering Chin Peng‘s media conference on 30 Nov 2009 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary ceremony of the tripartite Haadyai Peace Agreements, I could not help thinking. I tried to wrap my head […]

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Copies of Chin Peng’s memoirs “Alias Chin Peng: My Side of History” were lugged by journalists all the way from Kuala Lumpur for Malaya’s “most wanted man” to autograph. Other books on the history of the emergency, written by other authors, were also given to him to sign. He signed his name in a neat, albeit shaky, script.

Peace treaty with CPM commemorated without M’sia

DESPITE being a signatory to the 1989 tripartite Haadyai Peace Agreement, no official representative from Malaysia attended the 20th anniversary commemorative ceremony held on 30 Nov 2009 in Haadyai, Thailand. The two other signatories to the accords, the Thai government and the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), were respectively represented by Thai Deputy Interior Minister […]

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Was Chin Peng played out?

Was Chin Peng played out?

Chin Peng arriving at a hotel in Haadyai for a press conference MORE puzzling than the Malaysian government‘s current myopic reaction against the idea of Chin Peng‘s return is the sketchy outline of events soon after the Haadyai Peace Accords. The peace treaty was signed on 2 Dec 1989 to end hostilities between Malaysia and […]

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Info Dept: People reject Chin Peng’s return

Info Dept: People reject Chin Peng’s return

YAN, 15 June 2009: A Malaysian Information Department study reveals that the people do not want the government to allow former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng to return to the country. Chin Peng (Pic extracted from the cover of My Side of History, published by Media Masters Singapore, 2003)  Information Department director-general Datuk […]

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