CPM leader's long-time comrade still feels betrayed
When Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra cried 'Merdeka!' seven times on Aug 31, 1957, Lao Chiang was a 28-year-old crouching near a radio in the middle of the jungle.
Taking up arms as part of the Communist Party of Malaya guerrilla army four years earlier, Lao said the Merdeka broadcast felt like a betrayal...
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