BANGKOK: Malaysian police have identified two individuals who were involved in bringing back the ashes of former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng to the country.
Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said both of them had been called to give their statements to the police.
However, he refused to disclose whether the two individuals had given their statements or not.
“Once we get the answers to all of these, the Attorney-General will decide whether there are any offences (committed).
“Therefore, I urge all parties to have patience and think rationally with regards to the issue. The police will investigate and take the necessary action in accordance with the laws,” he told Bernama on Thursday (Nov 28).
The media reported that the ashes of Chin Peng (his real name Ong Boon Hua), were brought into the country on Sep 16 and scattered into the sea near Lumut, Perak, and in the jungles in Titiwangsa Range without any memorial or markers.
Chin Peng who was born in Sitiawan, Perak, died in a hospital in Bangkok in 2013 at the age of 89.
On Wednesday, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the government did not allow Chin Peng's ashes to be brought back to Malaysia.