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As far as Anas Abdullah @ Indrajaya can recall, in the 44 years that he had known former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng, the latter had never expressed regret for his actions.

"He never felt any regret. What he did was right. Going against colonisers is not wrong," Anas said when met at Chin Peng's wake at a Bangkok temple this drizzly morning.