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Chin Peng tale shows difficulties of confronting history

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Lying still in a chilled casket in his navy blue suit at a high-end hospital in Bangkok, Chin Peng's face looked smaller than he appeared when I first met him four years ago. 

Former communist guerrilla leader Chin Peng passed away this week at the age of 89.

That was at a Hat Yai hotel at the first reunion of the former comrades of the defunct Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the peace agreement with the Malaysian government.

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