Najib Razak forgets that his mentor Mahathir Mohammad had signed a peace treaty with the Communist Party of Malaya.
So, not allowing Chin Peng to return home is indeed a “travesty of justice” as lawyer Darshan Singh says.
Hostilities are supposed to have ended in 1989 after the peace treaty. It seems Najib does not understand what this means.
Would any country believe us anymore when we sign any treaties?
They better be cautious because we have a history of going back on our words.
It is not as if Chin Peng is coming back to set up a political party based on communist ideology.
The peace treaty did say they can come back to setup/join any legal political party.
The old guy wants to see his mother’s grave in Setiawan. His two kids can see him in Thailand or wherever. But nothing beats coming home.
This country does not belong to Najib or UMNO, not even MCA! Please dont act as if it’s your grandfather’s land!
“One thing that we always forget is that Sir Robert Thompson (the then defence secretary in Malaya) had said that the communists’ fight for independence had hasten Malaya’s independence by 10 years. This is something which the people should always remember,” said Darshan Singh, Chin Peng’s lawyer (Malaysiakini).
Do we believe Ahmad Zahidi who said that 50,000 were killed by communists or do we believe historians, who said that it was about 2,000 but 7,000 communists died defending the country?
Was Najib’s decision influenced by pressures from MCA as the party was once led by Kuomintang sympathisers who were always against the communist in China?
If Malaysia could pardon the British and Japanese who also killed scores of others in war time, why so afraid of the Malayan Communists?
UMNO seems really, really scared, perhaps of their own shadows?