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The legendary Chin Peng, the British Empire's most wanted man during Malaya's undeclared war with the communists, finally breaks his silence by publishing his long-awaited memoirs. CHEAH BOON KHENG turns the pages and discovers a mine of information and revelations about this intriguing man, comrades and their cause.
He was only a teenager when the 1955 Baling Talks between the communists and the Government held the nation in thrall. But more than 30 years later, LAM LI reports, Deputy Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin had an up-close-and-personal experience at the second round of peace negotiations held in Haadyai, an experience he shares in his forthcoming book, Unsung Heroes.
It was dark and at the back of his car was the most feared man in Mala-ya - Chin Peng, Communist Party of Malaya secretary-general.