Opinion

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

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"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.

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