- Created: Saturday, 19 October 2013 16:23
- Written by Jack Edwards
Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! 235 October/November 2013
Chin Peng - Revolutionary Communist
21 October 1924-16 September 2013
‘I make no apologies for seeking to replace such an odious system with a form of Marxist socialism…If you saw how the returning British functioned the way I did, you would know why I chose arms.’
Chin Peng, former leader of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP), died on 16 September aged 88. A ferocious fighter for socialism and national liberation, he died in exile in Bangkok, having been banned from his homeland in 1989.