Thursday, November 24, 2005

One more true fighter for Merdeka

Abu Samah joined the 6th Independent Regiment of the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) in western Pahang in 1945. After the war, he was a founding member of UMNO and became the chief of Umno Youth branch in Semantan, near Temerloh. But, after he became frustrated with British repression, he joined the Communist Party of Malaya in March, 1948. After the proclamation of the 'Emergency', Abu Samah led his supporters and followers to take up arms and joined the 10th Regiment of the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA).