Anwar using Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng to repackage his anarchy politics

Rashid Maidin, Chin "Butcher of Malaya" Peng and Chen Tien representing Malayan Communist Party at Baling Talks, 28 Dec 1955 which they refused to surrender and lay down arms now that Britain agreed to allow Malayans to negoatiate for independence

Party-less Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim stirred up a shit-storm with his stance on Saturday’s PKR party convention that former Communist Party Malaya Secretary General Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng to return to Malaysia.

NST has the story:


‘Defending Chin Peng is Anwar’s ploy’

KUANTAN: Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob yesterday accused Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of being manipulative in voicing his support for the return of former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng.


Adnan said the opposition leader was irresponsible and felt that his motivation for making the call was a popular move designed at gaining the support of the Chinese community.

“We must not forget that Chin Peng had hurt not only the British at the time. His actions affected all Malaysians then and his army killed many Malays, Chinese and Indians.

“He is responsible for the atrocities and should not be allowed home.

“It’s different for Shamsiah Fakeh and Rashid Maidin, who were allowed to return as they were used by him.

“We hope Malaysians, including the ex-servicemen who were victims of Chin Peng’s campaign, would reject Anwar’s call in defence of Chin Peng ,” he said after launching the mammoth Taichi Qigong session performed by 3,400 practitioners at Kuantan Municipal Council field yesterday.

Adnan also took a swipe at former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and described his move to join PKR as not surprising.

“Zaid is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, who managed to get a cabinet posting and has amassed his wealth through his legal firm with the help of the Barisan Nasional government.

“He has unveiled his true self now. His decision is not surprising, it is actually expected of him.”

Zaid made the announcement during the PKR special convention to amend the party’s constitution in Kajang on Saturday.


The fact is that Chin Peng was a leader of an armed rebellion against Malaya, be it the British authorities or democratically elected legitimate Government of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Dato’ Hussein Onn and Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.  For over fifty years, he led a band of armed bandits terrorizing the Malayan, later Malaysia people. Ten of thousands Malayan (later Malaysian) and Commonwealth military and security personnel perished and maimed during these years. This does not include the lives of hundred of thousands of Malayans (later Malaysians) suffered and affected by 50 years of atrocities and brutalities. Ten of RM Millions of properties and place of business, include place of worship were destroyed by these barbarians.

Despite, Emergency being officially declared ended in 1960 by HM SPB YDP Agong III Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalulail, Malayan (later Malaysian) military and security personnel had to endure another 29 years of guerilla warfare which also saw Inspector General of Police Dato’ Abdul Rahman Hashim gunned down on 7 June 1974 and Perak CPO Tan Sri Khoo Chong Keong on 13 Nov 1975. During the 29 years, Cold War in the region and presence of Superpowers  made it very tough for Malaysia to remain free and is citizen live in peace, harmony and prosperity. The brutal tactics of the Communist Terrorists (CT) were also designed to paralyse the economy. The resilience and resolve of the majority peace loving of Malaysians, managed to wither all these CPM induced challenges.

The fact is that, despite democratically elected by majoirty of Malayan Chief Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra offered Chin Peng amnesty in exchange of dibanding his CPM armed struggle during the Baling Talks in 1955, the latter carried on the wage the war against Malayans (later Malaysians) for another 34 years. Chin Peng is the “Butcher of Malaya”.

The signing of the Hadyaii Accord in December 1989 only signifies that Malayan People Liberation Army (MPLA) giving up their armed struggle. However, the CPM was never dissolved. Despite being dormant and now domicile in South Thailand, the ideology of CPM to assume power through brutal tactics and armed struggle had never diminished. Chin Peng as the Secretary General of CPM, never did denounce his communism. Nor did he apologised and demosntrated his remorse to all the atrocities he did in 50 years bearing arms in a rebellion.

The truth is that, many anti Malay elements like Dr Kua Kia Soong who wanted to portray Chin Peng and CPM as the true Malayan fighter for independence and strategically displace the true champions of the independence, UMNO and the establishment within the Malay realm, which include the Monarchs and tool of stability, the security personnel. As majority of the security personnel and the true heroes are Malays, people like Dr Kua badly in need of a Chinese ethnic icon to be portrayed as a ‘hero’ and destablise stability by manipulating history. Example was the 13 May 1969 racial riots, which was propagated by the Chinese Chauvinists DAP and many believed startegized by the Communists. Hence, the systematic propaganda to prop the CPM as the ‘liberators’ from British colonialism was carefully put in place.

The fact still remains. Malayan independence was achieved through the wisdom and consultative ways of the Malay leaders.

Chinese Chavinists like Dr Kua wanted to dilute the actual role of Malay Nationalists in achieving independence. As UMNO is the true and successful champion for liberty, democratization and constitutional monarchy, Chinese Chauvinists and many DAP leaders promoted the concept that liberty was achieved by the armed struggle started by CPM and leaders like Chin Peng. These Chinese Chauvinists was gambling to defy the point that the Malays were the victors against the British colonialism and the Non Malays were just tagging alone, and CPM leaders like Chin Peng is representation of how the Chinese ethnic played a more pivottal role. This is part of the Chinese Chauvinist structural plan to dimish the Ketuanan Melayu .

Published in: on June 15, 2009 at 07:46  Comments (8)