A Communist or Not? The Tuesdays With Bapak piece that had the most impact on me is Anak Kominis (13/3/2007). Upon reading it, you'd understand why the author Nuraina A. Samad and her sisters and brothers were grateful that Dr Mahathir, in a tribute to Pak Samad, had set the record straight by saying that Samad was a socialist, not a communist.
However, in a belated condolence letter, here, Lee Kuan Yew strangely wrote that "he knew from the Special Branch evidence that Mr Samad was a communist who had led the Malay section of the Anti—British League."
Ena wrote over 60 TWB instalments since March 2007. Tuesday was the day the family was allowed to visit A. Samad Ismail who was detained under ISA from 1976 to 1981. Pak Samad died last Thursday at the age of 84.
Yesterday, Ena posted a Tuesdays Without Bapak piece, here.
More tributes to Pak Samad:
1. Farewell Zorro Part l and Farewell Zorro Part ll by Aziz Hassan
2. Tribute to A. Samad Ismail, by CIJ and WAMI
3. Journo icon A. Samad Ismail passes away by Nizam Bashir
4. Samad Ismail's favourite fried rice recipes by Malaysiana1
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A Tuesday Without Bapak
At 5:22 am