communists Tommy Thomas Communist Party of Malaya CPM Former Inspector-General of Police, Tun Hanif Omar in a news conference during the Demonstration Against the Ideology of Communism at Padang Merbok in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 24 DECEMBER 2019
Former Inspector-General of Police, Tun Hanif Omar in a news conference during the Demonstration Against the Ideology of Communism at Padang Merbok in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 24 DECEMBER 2019

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Hanif Omar questioned the credibility of Tan Sri Tommy Thomas, if the Attorney-General (AG) is brave enough to take actions against the former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) members if they were found to have breached the law.

The former Inspector-General of Police said, during the national emergency, the Special Branch received a letter from one of the senior leader in CPM, Rashid Maidin, who wanted to forge peace deal with the authorities in Malaysia.

“It’s alright, if a person wants to surrender, I would not reject. Chin Peng wanted to negotiate with Tun M. However, I did not allow that for I thought that he did not deserve to negotiate.

“As what I have explained, those (300 former communist members) who returned were bound to terms and conditions. They must obey the constitution and law and I requested them to take an oath.

“Thus, the government must hold on to these requirements. If they breach the law, the PDRM must take action. The question is, would they be charged as the prosecution lies in the hands of the Attorney-General, the ‘good friend’ of Chin Peng,” he said during his speech in conjunction with the Demonstration on the Ideology of Communism before 3,000 police retirees at Padang Merbok.

Tommy was the defence counsel to the former Secretary-General of CPM, Chin Peng.

According to Hanif, everyone, including Malaysians need to focus on the AG on the actions of the former CPM members who are being investigated for organising the 30th Celebration of the Hatyai Peace Deal in Sepang and Kajang on 29 September and 1 December.

The ceremony had ignited the anger of the people, including the families of the victims of communism, besides the ashes of Chin Peng was brought home to Malaysia last September.

“Thus now, we should focus on AG. We must look at him. Shine the light to him. Where is he? Hah! There!” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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