Baling Talks venue in sorry state

Left in ruins: Galeri Putra once housed Communist leader Chin Peng and his delegation. The meeting between Chin Peng and the Malayan delegates, led by Tunku Abdul Rahman, however took place in one of the classrooms in the school.

ALOR SETAR: It was 1955. Malaya was all set for Independence in two years. The Communists terrorising the nation had been driven deep into the jungle and were losing the war.

Led by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the Malayans sat down with the Communist to discuss the possibility of peace, which culminated in a day-long negotiation on Dec 28,1955, that eventually spilled over to two days.

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