“DR COLLIN HAS JUST RECEIVED A THIRD PARTY VERBAL MESSAGE FROM CHIN PENG ABOUT HIS BOOK “THE FINEST HOUR”: MALAYSIAN-MCP PEACE ACCORD IN PERSPECTIVE.CHIN PENG SAYS HE IS ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMED THAT THE BOOK CONTAINS EXACTLY ALL WHAT HE HIMSELF WOULD HAVE WANTED TO SAY”.
For instance, by getting the guerrila war and the Emergency into proper perspective the author has shown that the contribution made by the Chinese community towards Malayan independence was possible also through the Unions and the collaboration with the Malay left as well as the MDU. The MCP fighting force was therefore only one factor and neither were all its members communists.
At this period of CNY it is time to understand the role of the MCP that they were NOT ALL CINA KOMUNISTS and that they BELIEVED AND DIED they were fighting for a just cause. Some therefore like Chin Peng himself would very much like to return to Malaysia to pay respects at the graves of his parents.