Too much have been said about Mat Sabu's version of the nation's communist chronicle. A mangling of the nation's historical events for political expediency that may turn sour.
Not many Malays would agree with Mat Sabu, be they in UMNO, in PAS or those without any political affiliation.
Communism has always been the enemy of the Western democratic system which we have inherited.There is no nice connotation that can be associated with communism which, more often than not, resorts to armed struggle to bring down elected governments.
Malaysiakini glorifying communism.
The Emergency years in the than British Malaya and later Malaysia was, nonetheless, an armed struggle by communists to takeover power openly backed by the Chinese Communist Party of China.
It is not about chasing out the British for the independence of a democratic nation but rather the installation of communist regimes throughout South East Asia. In furtherance of that cause Malaya and Singapore were chosen as the stepping stones due to the significant Chinese population.
Twisting of the history book and glorifying communism for the sake of political expediency by a top leader of PAS is indeed disturbing to the families of those who lost their lives in defending the nation's freedom and those with anti-communist sentiments.
Mat Sabu is playing the devil's advocate hoping to ride on the Chinese votes for PAS bigger political agenda.Some members of DAP espoused such idea that the communists in CPM (Communist Party Of Malaya) were the true freedom fighters and liberators for independence of Malaya. In the past the Chinese were infidels, today they are comrades of PAS leaders.
Mat Sabu over-hyped the communist insurgency.As far as the Malays are concerned he has hung the sword of Damocles over his head.