News report: 14 April 2005
Utusan Malaysia. 14 April 2005
KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian UMNO Youth movement opposes any attempts to film the struggle of Chin Peng, the former Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), who is considered a traitor to the government and entire population of Malaysia.
Its Information Chief Datuk Azimi Daim said, the struggle of the CPM was a crime of treason committed when Malaysia was beginning to develop after Independence.
"Instances of killing, torture and cruelty by Chin Peng and CPM members towards the public in Gerik, Bentong, Gua Musang and the Thai border are still fresh in the memory of the Malaysian people, including Chinese and Indians," he said in a statement today.
He opposes the plans of independent filmmaker Amir Muhammad who wants to make a documentary about Chin Peng, whose real name is Ong Boon Hua.
Amir admits he has already come up with a title for the documentary: Lelaki Komunis Terakhir.
Azimi stresses, any attempt to produce material about Chin Peng and the CPM, whether directly or subtly, is clearly intended to spread communist propaganda with the aim of overthrowing the democratic government of Malaysia.
"National warriors, army and security force personnel and their families are sure to be offended when there are attempts to popularise the former communist leader," he adds.
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