Insensitive to bring back Chin Peng’s ashes — Idris

Datuk Idris Buang

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KUCHING, November 28: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang has deemed the act of bringing the ashes of Chin Peng back to the country as insensitive.

The Muara Tuang assemblyman said the day the ashes of the former Communist Party of Malaya leader is brought back into Malaysia would be the bleakest day to those who cares about the nation security and sovereignty.

He added that the act of giving honour to the generalissimo of the most hated and unforgivable enemy of state will be a great blow to the morale of the country’s security forces including those who had since retired or deceased, while hurting the feelings of their beloved families.

“I am so sorry to the families of the late Sarawak hero Datuk Kanang (Langkau) and all our warriors drawn from the Sarawak Rangers, army, police and Border Scouts, who fell in battle or who lived on to witness the barbaric deeds of these said terrorists who were all out to defeat the purpose and formation of Malaysia,” he said in a press statement.

Idris added that these enemies of the people have left many sorrowful descendants of country fallen heroes, miserably bereaving their loved ones, tortured and killed by communist terrorists.

“I used to be a Border Scout and a police officer before, and I surely know how they (security forces and their families) feel right now.”

It was reported that the ashes of Chin Peng or Ong Boon Hua, had been brought back to Malaysia on Sept 16 and that his ashes were reportedly scattered into the sea off Lumut, as well as the Titiwangsa range in Perak.

It was also reported that a memorial ceremony was allegedly held on the same day.

Chin Peng, born in Sitiawan, Perak, in 1924, died of cancer in a Thai hospital at the age of 89, while in exile.

He headed the CPM’s guerrilla insurgency during the Malayan Emergency in an attempt to establish an independent communist state.

In 1968, Chin Peng waged a second campaign against the government to replace the administration with a communist regime. This period saw Chin Peng’s forces ambush military convoys, bombing national monuments, and assassinate police officers and political targets.

Peace with the Malaysian government was finally brokered in 1989, with the signing of the Peace Agreement of Hat Yai. — DayakDaily