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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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Suspicious motorbike destroyed at Asean meet

PHUKET, 23 July 2009: Thai security forces destroyed a motorcycle found about 300m from the venue of the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) as a precaution after authorities could not locate the owner. First Regional Army Commander Gen Lt Kanit Sapitak said: “We found the motorcycle at about 9am at a no-park area. The area was […]

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21 discotheque staff in Pattaya infected with H1N1

BANGKOK, 11 June 2009: Twenty-one employees of a discotheque in the entertainment city of Pattaya were infected with the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, bringing the total number of reported cases in Thailand to 46. Thai Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparada said they were found to have been infected after the authorities conducted tests following a […]

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Government vs Mafia

Government vs Mafia

WE are now told by the new Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that by-elections are bad because they distract us from dealing with the economic crisis. Tunku Abdul Rahman (Public domain)This aversion towards elections is nothing new to Malaysia. In the spirit of learning our national history, let’s revisit some past decisions made by […]

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Postponed Asean summit in June (Updated)

Updated 5:43pm, 21 April 2009 BANGKOK, 21 April 2009: The postponed Asean +6 Summit is likely to be held in Phuket in June, as many leaders are busy with their own domestic schedules in May and July, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said today. He said the Foreign Ministry was currently checking with all the […]

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