A Thai Buddhist monk walks past the coffin of former Communist Party of Malaysia leader Chin Peng in 2013. Photo: EPA

In Malaysia, politicians spar after return of communist leader Chin Peng’s remains

  • The ashes of the guerilla chief, who led one of the world’s longest-running insurgencies, were secretly scattered in his birthplace of Perak in September
  • He fled the country for China in 1960 and died in exile in Thailand in 2013, but his remains remain officially barred from being interred in Malaysia
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A Thai Buddhist monk walks past the coffin of former Communist Party of Malaysia leader Chin Peng in 2013. Photo: EPA
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