Friday, August 17, 2007

Lee Meng, the legendary 26-year old communist underground girl in Ipoh who was nearly hanged in 1953 for allegedly in possession of illegal firearms, incarcerated for the next 11 years at the Taiping Prison and then banished to China in 1964 (see Alias Chin Peng: My Side of History; pp. 335-350), recently visited her tanah tumpah darah as a private foreign tourist. Although Lee Meng is already 81 years old now, she is still physically healthy and mentally very active.

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2 Comments:

Blogger kittykat46 said...

There is a historical record that the Soviet Union in 1953 made an offer for her to be released in exchange for a British citizen Edgar Sanders, convicted of spying in Budapest.

Apparently Winston Churchill refused to deal.

1:25 AM  
Blogger hagenroberts said...

The Hungarians had Mr. Sanders in custody. Churchill was concerned that a swap would encourage other communist nations to hold incarcerated Britons longer in hopes of future deals. He also discovered that Lee Meng was a much higher ranking member of the CPM than the public was aware of. Though the swap was declined by Britain, the Hungarians released Mr. Sanders in August, 1953.

8:40 PM  

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