Published: Tuesday October 9, 2012 MYT 12:51:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday October 9, 2012 MYT 12:57:34 PM
Mat Sabu tells court communists involved in fight for independence
By ANDREA FILMER
GEORGE TOWN: Communists were involved in the nation's struggle for independence, PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu told a High Court.
The leader, popularly known as Mat Sabu, said he supported the struggle of the Communist Party of Malaya for independence before Aug 31, 1957.
“I supported it (their struggle) before independence, but not after.
Mohamad also testified that the 1950 attack on the Bukit Kepong police station was initiated by Mohammad (Ahmad) Indera, or Mat Indera, and his supporters and not by communists.
“Mat Indera was an Islamist, not a communist," he said.
In the suit, Mohamad claims that the defendants had maliciously defamed him through an article published on Aug 27 last year that focused on statements he made on the 1950 Bukit Kepong police station attack during a ceramah on Aug 21, 2011.