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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.
Five Arts Centre's Mark Teh and his revolving gang of performer-researchers continue to dissect the Baling Talks.
A FORMER groundskeeper will never forget how Chin Peng did not touch any of the food prepared for him during the two nights he stayed in Baling, Kedah, for the Baling Talks in December 1956.
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.
JITRA: While others his age may take things easy, septuagenarian Mejar (Rtd) Dr Nor Ibrahim Sulaiman’s (pic) deep love for the country’s past keeps him busy
From HUSSAIN ABU BAKAR of Petaling Jaya.
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.