Photo of Chin Peng (center) flanked by Rashid Maidin and another unidentified CPM leaders.

Photo of Chin Peng (center) flanked by Rashid Maidin and another unidentified CPM leaders.

Hundreds of former members of the outlawed Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) and peace negotiators gathered here today, to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic signing of the Peace Accord between CPM and the governments of Malaysia and Thailand.

The one-day event at the Lee Garden Hotel, the same venue where government representatives from the two neighbouring countries signed the deal with CPM on Dec 2, 1989 that ended the communist armed campaign, was also attended by former CPM secretary-general Chin Peng, 85.