"Chin Peng, to young Malaysians, is a man of another era. Few of us would argue that he lived in another world, as he himself admitted. Neither do they care whether he was a freedom fighter or communist terrorist.
Wong Chun Wai believe that Chin Peng and Communism is no longer a threat to the young Malaysians. It is going to be Islamic radicalism which will be taking place and the young will forgive Chin Peng in a matter of time.
Most universities no longer teach communism in their political science departments, preferring to look at al-Qaeda and Islamic radicalism as part of their courses on security.
But like his memory which, as Chin Peng says, has become spotty, the baggage of history could perhaps become lighter one day. Perhaps he would then be seen in a different light – but time is not on his side".
(Source - Wong Chun Wai, Sunday Star 22/11/2009)
Does this mean Islamic radicalism is active in this country now?