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Chin Peng in his later years
|Secretary-General of Malayan Communist Party|
6 March 1947 – 2 December 1989
|Preceded by||Lai Teck|
|Succeeded by||None (Party Dissolved)|
Ong Boon Hua
21 October 1924
Sitiawan, Perak, British Malaya
|Died||16 September 2013
|Political party||Malayan Communist Party|
Lee Khoon Wah
(m. 1942; died 2008)
|Mother||Kuan Kheng Bee|
|Father||Ong Sing Piaw|
|Relatives||Lee Chong (nephew)|
|Occupation||Politician, guerilla leader|
Chin Peng (simplified Chinese: 陈平; traditional Chinese: 陳平; Mandarin Pinyin: Chén Píng; Jyutping: Can4 Ping4), former OBE, (1924–2013) born Ong Boon Hua (simplified Chinese: 王文华; traditional Chinese: 王文華; pinyin: Wáng Wénhuá; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ông Bûn-hôa) was a Malayan communist politician, anti-fascist activist and long-time leader of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) and the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA).
During World War II he fought as an anti-fascist guerrilla fighter in the Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army against the Japanese occupation of Malaya. A determined anti-colonialist, he led the party's guerrilla insurgency in the Malayan Emergency (1948–1960), fighting against British and Commonwealth forces in an attempt to establish an independent socialist state. After the MCP's defeat and subsequent Malayan independence, Chin waged a second campaign (1968-1989) against the newly formed government of Malaysia in an attempt to replace its government with a socialist one from exile. This second insurgency came to an end with the Peace Agreement of Hat Yai 1989.
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