History is Bunk

Over the last few days, there have been a lot of articles in the press to support the PAP’s position that it had been right to suppress its opponents in the early sixties because it was beyond the shadow of doubt that they were communists. In its view, Lim Chin Siong was clearly a communist even though he had publicly declared he was not and evidence from the Colonial Office corroborated this. The British intelligence believed he was not acting for the MCP or taking instructions from them. Chin Peng had confirmed he was not under their influence.