Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Utusan Claims Chin Peng Died A Day Earlier

Mingguan Malaysia, the weekend edition of Utusan Malaysia, quoted an anonymous source on Sunday as saying that Chin Peng had breathed his last on September 15, and not September 16 as reported. The newspaper also claimed that Chin Peng’s date of death on the 50th anniversary of Malaysia Day had been faked by parties to make his passing a memorable event.
This sleaze of a newspaper had denied the veracity of Thai reports pertaining to Chin Peng’s death. Bangkok Post first broke the news on September 16, with the Thai news portal reporting that he was pronounced dead at 6:20 AM and that he had died of old age in a Bangkok hospital.
Like it or not, the Thais were implicated – the Malaysian newspaper hinted that the former had not been honest about the date. So it means that the Thais had manipulated the event for reasons best known to them. If you choose to believe Utusan that is!
Actually, the wretched UMNO mouthpiece could not bear the thought that Chin Peng’s death would be constantly remembered whenever Malaysians celebrate Malaysia Day.
In fact, I wouldn’t even be shocked if in the next few days, Utusan Malaysia reveals that Chin Peng actually didn’t die – that he had faked his own death and that he is living somewhere in the country. Or maybe that Chin Peng was not real – there was no such person and that he was merely created by historians to add color to Malaysian history. After all, we had an uneventful independence because it was peaceful and to some, just plain unexciting!
Yesterday, I was again back at the Tropicana Golf & Country Resort in Petaling Jaya – this time as the General Evaluator for the Crystal Toastmasters meeting – at the invitation of Yip See See who was the Toastmaster of the Evening. There is no doubt that it was a good meeting and I am happy to award it an 8 over 10 score.


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