KUALA LUMPUR – Allowing the ashes of communist leader, Chin Peng to be brought home despite his passing will not be able to change the history.
Opposition Chief, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, he is very disappointed with the movement of bring back the ashes of the late Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM).
“Although it was only his ashes, we need to be clear that Chin Peng was a terrorist in our country based on history.
“If we allow his ashes to be brought home although he has passed away, it will not change the history that he was a terrorist on many occasions. Thousands of armies and police were injured and died when the communists attacked them. The civilians also received similar fate.
“Their families are still around. Perhaps their children, wives or grandchildren can still remember what hit their family.
“Some of the injured armed forces personnel or civilians may still be alive. They lost their legs due to the booby traps set by the communists. Are we respecting their feelings?” he said at the lobby of the Parliament.
Ismail Sabri added that the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration did not allow Chin Peng’s ashes to be brought home.
It was understood that the order still stand today and it was confirmed by the Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman himself.
“I don’t know what would the ministry do next. The people are questioning now as they brought him back in secret, thus, it meant that they went against the order issued by the Home Ministry.
“We want to know what is the next course of action by the government now. Personally, I don’t agree with what is going on now.
“UMNO will be having its Supreme Council meeting this Friday. Perhaps, we will discuss about this,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette