Nazi-salute, Chin Peng’s ashes, reap what you sow

S Thayaparan

Modified 30 Nov 2019, 5:36 am

"The graduate also supported the actions of the Nazi regime and the holocaust, which claimed the lives of six million Jews."

– Universiti Malaysia Sabah graduate.

COMMENT | While I reject the revisionist interpretation of Chin Peng’s legacy – some people have the audacity to call security service personnel who fought the Communist Party of Malaya as “collaborators” – I see no rational argument for the state security apparatus to “investigate” those who brought his ashes back.

Some folks have said that if we accept Islamic State (IS) returnees, why not Chin Peng’s ashes? This is problematic for various reasons and misses the point. Chin Peng’s ashes have nothing to do with the danger these IS returnees bring. A better comparison would be how Malaysia deals with different Malaysian legacies.

Share this story


By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here


Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.


Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.