Saturday, February 04, 2006

Farewell to anti-fascist patriot Liang Xi Yuan

Liang Xi Yuan @ Ah Yuan, a former commander of the now disbanded Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA), Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA) and Malayan People's Army (MPA), passed away on 29 Jan, 2006 in Ipoh at the advanced age of 85. The memorial service held in Kampung Baru Bercham on the evening of 1 Feb, 2006 was attended by some 80 of his comrades, friends and relatives from all over Malaysia. Liang Xi Yuan was cremated next day on 2 Feb, 2006 at 10.00 am. Rest in peace.

Liang Xi Yuan's comrades and fellow soldiers, males and females, of the Anti-Japanese War of Resistance and the anti-colonial armed struggle stood attention solemnly before delivering to him their final salute by vertically raising clenched fists on the right hands.

After the simple but solemn ceremony was over, everyone sat quietly to listen to narrations of the life of Liang Xi Yuan by those who worked closely with him in different stages of his struggle. There was no mahjong session.