Another PAS leader stands up for Chin Peng
Chin Peng continues to draw official condemnation days after his death, but a PAS Member of Parliament has today spoken up in defence of the late communist leader.
Sepang MP Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (pic) took to task Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, saying he should not follow right-wing Malay group Perkasa when talking about the law.
The PAS lawyer was commenting on Khalid's statement that border checks would be stepped up to prevent any attempts at bringing back Chin Peng's remains into Malaysia.
"I urge them not to make statements like the Malay rights group Perkasa. Their statements must not be based on emotions but on history and legal facts," the first-term MP said in the Parliament during a debate on the Legal Profession (Ammendment) Act 2012.
Hanipa then referred to a statement by Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar that Putrajaya has no legal power to stop Chin Peng's ashes from being brought in, as well as the comments from former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor, that Malaysia will be a laughing stock for not allowing Chin Peng's ashes into the country.
"The former IGP had also suggested that Chin Peng's contribution to the country be studied again.
"Good thing it was Rahim Noor who had said that and not Mat Sabu. If it was Mat Sabu, there would have been thousands of police reports lodged against him by BN politicians," Hanipa remarked, referring to PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu.
Mohamad Sabu was at the centre of a storm last year for saying that history books deriding communist fighters should be revised.
Hanipa also defended Chin Peng as an independence fighter, a description that has not sat well with Umno leaders.
Hanipa is one of many PAS leaders who have openly come out in defence of Chin Peng, who died on September 16 in Bangkok.
Mohamad Sabu, in urging Putrajaya to reconsider its decision to bar Chin Peng's remains, pointed out that Islam never discriminated against its enemies.
Yesterday, a Kedah PAS leader, Fadzil Baharom, showed up at Chin Peng's wake at a temple in Bangkok, saying many Malaysians including PAS members have misunderstood the late leader.
"Malaysia's history has been changed. I am looking for the unvarnished version," said Fadzil.
A revolutionary ready to die for his beliefs on humanity against a group of people hungry for power and money...dont even speak of Ibrahim Katak Ali in the same breath as Chin Peng.....one stood steadfastly to his principles...the katak is still frogging around...
Why is UMNO so scared of communism? Their party is everything that is communism.
Chin Peng, regardless he was a Chinese, Indian or a Malay, he fought first against the Japs, and then the British. There is nothing wrong with that. He than signed a peace agreement with the government. Since the signing of the peace deal, he has not breach the agreement. Now all his family wants is to bring him back to his home town and reset in peace. Now, what is wrong with that.
Comrade Chin Peng, rest in peace. In live and even you are now death, UMNO is still afraid of your ghost that may haunt them should they allow you to return home.
UMNO must learn! Remember the Tian Chua/Lahad Datu fiasco, where police reports were lodged the length and breadth of the country? Where they tried to rile up the emotions of the rural folks?
What happened at the end of the day? Tian Chua was returned with a bigger majority in a Malay majority constituency. This only goes to tell the UMNO that Malaysians, urban Malays are too smart for all the sandiwaras.
With regards to Chin Peng, he is a martyr in his own rights whatever way you look at it. God decides that Malaysians remember Chin Peng and celebrate his death annually, that is why he left the world on Malaysia day. Chin Peng truly a patriot and a freedom fighter.
Again and again, it had been proven that PAS is surely the party to lead all Malaysians, seeing how their MPs visiting churches in the wake of the Allah issue. UMNO today is so irrelevant, it leads a minority Government, majority Malaysians just don't bother with their sandiwaras!
Unless UMNO becomes more responsible and leads with accountability, there is no way it can survives PRU 14! Malaysians of all races are as united as ever, as determined as ever to change this corrupt Government!
Selamatkan Malaysia! Pakatan Harapan Rakyat!