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Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Deeper lessons from Mat Sabu and the communists

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Deeper lessons from Mat Sabu and the communists

THERE has been much politicking over PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu (Mat Sabu)’s remarks on the Bukit Kepong incident in 1950. In a speech on 21 Aug 2011, Mat Sabu had questioned the portrayal of Mohammad Indera in Malaysian history as a terrorist. Mat Sabu said that Indera, who led an attack on a police […]

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Theories of Bersih 2.0

Theories of Bersih 2.0

The Bersih 2.0 9 July 2011 march drew thousands of Malaysians onto Kuala Lumpur’s streets to call for clean and fair elections. But according to Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders, the government-controlled press and the authorities, that’s not what the march was really about. In the aftermath of the Bersih march, The Nut Graph summarises some of the more popular theories by Bersih’s detractors of why it actually organised the march.

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The voice of the Malay communists

The voice of the Malay communists

Former CPM chairperson Abdullah CD arriving at the commemorative ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the peace accords THE issue of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) is definitely one that is framed according to the racial lines that divide us as a nation. For example, the prevailing myth is that the CPM was an […]

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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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Chin Peng

Chin Peng

LAST week, newspaper headlines — Utusan Malaysia, in particular — were ablaze with red terror. The spectre of communism seemed poised to return to our lands, especially against a backdrop of calls to allow former Public Enemy No 1, Chin Peng, to return. These calls, most notably from Penang Gerakan chairperson Datuk Dr Teng Hock […]

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Communist sympathisers, beware!

Communist sympathisers, beware!

(TV image by Konrado Fedorczyko / sxc.hu; communist star image public domain, source: Wiki commons)WHILE there has been a lot of press coverage regarding the establishment of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Unpatriotic Activities (SPCUA), I’m baffled as to why more hasn’t been written on the SPCUA’s televised hearings. As we know, the SPCUA was […]

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