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Younger Generation Do Not Want Chin Peng’s Ashes In Malaysia


2KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18- Although the atrocities committed by communist terrorist Ching Peng is not felt by the younger generation, they agree with the government decision not to allow his ashes to be brought to Malaysia.

The young of various races told Bernama they can feel the suffering of the people who suffered at the hands of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) led by Chin Peng during the emergency period (1948-1960).

They said the government decision is correct to respect the sensitivity of family members who were victims of Chin Peng’s act of violence.


Hamidah Mohd Yusof, 25, said although the younger generation do not know Chin Peng, the atrocities which killed thousands of security forces members leave a mark in their hearts.

“Chin Peng has died but the atrocities he committed cannot be erased from the country’s history, what more from the families of his victims,” said the student.

Chin Peng, 89, died of old age in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday. Ironically, September 16, the date of death, is the 50th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia.

chin-pengPrime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government will not allow Chin Peng’s ashes to be brought to Malaysia despite asked by his family members.

N.Gaury,28, who read about Chin Peng’s atrocities in killing the people and security forces members said: “After what he did, we cannot allow his ashes or remains to be brought here.”

downloadThe private sector employee agreed with the government decision which was taken after considering various aspects.

Student Nelson Hii, 23, said the government decision should not be disputed by any party as Chin Peng had mocked the Hatyai Agreement 1989.

Chin Peng also spurned the Alliance government which won the general election in 1955 and offered amnesty to CPM members via the Baling Talks 1955.

“He (Chin Peng ) went into exile. So it is only right for the government not to allow his ashes to be brought here.”