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Perkasa opposes any attempt to bring back Chin Peng’s remains

Malay right-wing group Perkasa will oppose any attempt to bring back Chin Peng's remains to Malaysia.

“If when he was alive we objected to him returning to Malaysia, even in death, his remains should not be allowed to be buried here," its president Ibrahim Ali (pic) told The Malaysian Insider in a text message today.

He also said any record of the former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) secretary-general should be erased from the annals of the country's history, and kept from the eyes of the younger generation.

According to Bangkok Post reports, Chin Peng died of old age at a Bangkok Hospital this morning.

Describing Chin Peng as a communist leader who was not only violent but also a criminal, Ibrahim said: "(The communist insurgency is) a dark moment in the country's history and should serve as a lesson but not on the history of a terrorist or criminal who tried to destroy a country.

"It is better for Malaysians to remember the history of Tan Cheng Lock and Tan Siew Sin and others like them, but not Chin Peng. It is better to forget Chin Peng,” he said. - September 16, 2013.

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