Chin Peng’s ashes: Deputy Defence Minister to lodge report against RPK

Chin Peng’s ashes: Deputy Defence Minister to lodge report against RPK

KUALA LUMPUR: The Deputy Defence Minister’s office will lodge a police report over an allegation that the idea of smuggling the ashes of former Communist Party of Malaya (PKM) leader Chin Peng was masterminded by Deputy Defence Minister, Liew Chin Tong.

In a statement, the deputy minister said that the allegation, levelled by blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin in his article entitled ‘The Fake Ashes of Chin Peng’, was malicious.

“The Deputy Defence Minister has never made any comment on the matter and views seriously of Raja Petra’s slanderous article.

“We urge everyone to practise restraint and stop spreading such slander,” the statement said.

The media had earlier reported that the ashes of Chin Peng, whose real name is Ong Boon Hua, were brought into the country on Sept 16.

The communist leader’s cremains were later cattered into the sea near Lumut and in the jungles in Titiwangsa Range without any memorial or markers.

Bernama