Thursday, August 30, 2007

Remembering Pak Rashid Maidin (1917-2006)

1 Sept this year will also be the first anniversary of the passing away of a true and towering fighter for real Merdeka!, Rashid Maidin who was born in Kampung Gunung Mesah, Gopeng, Perak in November 1917 as a son of a Sumatran migrant. The triligual Rashid Maidin, who joined the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) in 1941 in Perak while working as an electrical chargeman in an European tin-mining company before the Japanese invasion and remained a proud communist to the last moment of life, passed away peacefully - and was laid to rest- in southern Thailand.