By Aidila Razak

CPM leader's long-time comrade still feels betrayed

VIDEO | 6:18 mins

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...