Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Suriani's Malay memoirs now out in Mandarin

The Malay-language memoirs of the veteran of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), Suriani Abdullah a.k.a Eng Ming Ching @ Ah Ming, Memoir Suriani Abdullah - Setengah Abad Dalam Perjuangan has now been translated and published in the Chinese language. The book also carries a Forward written by the legendary Rashid Maidin (1917-2006) who had been Suriani's comrade as well as close friend for sixty five years.

Suriani, a former partisan in the Oppose-Japan-Defend-Malaya war against fascism (1941-1945), armed struggle for national liberation (1948-1957) as well as the Civil War (1957-1989), is also the writer of Regimen Ke-10 Dan Kemerdekaan (Hong Kong, Nan Dao, 1996) which is also available in the Chinese language since 2005.

The ex-student of Setiawan's Nan Hwa and Ipoh's Methodist Girls' School was also a CPM's representative in the postwar British Military Administration (BMA) in Perak from 1945 to 1948.

The Communist Party of Malaya was inaugurated as the first modern anti-colonial, anti-fascist and anti-imperialist political party of national liberation on tanahair kita on 30 April, 1930 in a rubber plantation workers' quarters near Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan.

Eng Ming Ching on national unity (in Chinese) FREE !

The charming 'firebrand'

Suriani, the resistance heroine

Suriani tortured by Kempetai


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