KUALA LUMPUR – Chin Peng is back. The nation is shocked when the ashes of the former Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) were brought back to Malaysia.
There was an uproar during the Dewan Rakyat debate when the Member of Parliament of Padang Serai (PH), M. Karupaiya, came forward and showed his support to the effort for bringing his ashes home.
However, such words had hurt many people, not just the Malays but also the Indians and Chinese who fought the communists back then.
The Communication Chief of Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM), Muralitharan Ramachandran reminded the people of Captain Mohan Chandran Velayuthan who laid down his life for fighting the communists.
Captain Mohan was killed in a battle with the communists in Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve in 1971.
“Unfortunately, he was killed in the fight. He led 23 men from the Combat Intelligence Platoon to track down the communist terrorists.
“While climbing uphill, they managed to trace three communists near the biggest communist camp at the forest. Chandran and Ranger Abang Bolhi Abang Dohaldi went all out in that fight.
“Abang Bolhi was shot and he was injured. Chandran was upset when one of his man was shot and he instructed Ranger Bajau ak Ladi to assist him while he move forward to face the enemies.
“Chandran was then shot by the communists and he died on scene.
“Remember, this story is merely one percent from the war stories on valour and sacrifices that you’ve heard. There are many things you do not know about our unsung heroes who defended our country,” he told MalaysiaGazette.
According to Muralitharan, certain people think that it’s alright as it’s merely ashes but they were wrong as they’ve failed to understand the feelings of the families of those who were sacrificed for fighting communists.
“Think before you shout and issue statements as you wish for your political mileage,” he advised.
Muralitharan also questioned the hidden agenda who disclosed about Chin Peng’s ‘return’ after two months.
“What is their motive? PDRM should not allow this to pass and they need to investigate and take actions on its mastermind,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette