Just as we shouldn't forget history, we shouldn't be strangled by it, either.In his Pulp Friction column Amir Muhammad writes about Alias Chin Peng: My Side of History, the infamous communist leader's autobiography as told to Ian Ward and Norma Miraflor. The piece is topical because he apparently wants to come back to live in Malaysia.
There seems to be a flutter of panic about a possible sudden resurgence of communism (or maybe that's just a convenient tag for any anti-government sentiment) in Malaysia. How else can you account for Patrick Saw's hilarious Mickey Maos t-shirts being seized by officials from the Publications and Quranic Text Division of the Home Ministry. :
Where is our sense of humour?asks an editorial in today's Malay Mail. Where, indeed?
Thanks very much to Amir for this link to a fun writing contest at The Nut Graph. Express your ideas on Chin Peng and communism in exactly 6 words!
Found this clip showing Patrick saw's t-shirts. How could anyone be offended by this??