Suriani Abdullah

Suriani Abdullah (born Eng Ming Ching; 23 January 1924 – 20 March 2013) was a former central committee member of the Communist Party of Malaya.[1][2]

Suriani Abdullah
BornEng Ming Ching
(1924-01-23)23 January 1924
Sitiawan, Manjung, Perak, Malaya
Died20 March 2013(2013-03-20) (aged 89)
Sukhirin, Thailand
(m. 1955⁠–⁠2013)
Children1 daughter


Suriani was born in January 1924 in Sitiawan, Perak. She attended Nan Hwa High School, where she met other communists such as Tu Lung Shan and Chin Peng, and was politically radicalised.[3] In 1940, Suriani joined the underground Communist Party of Malaya and was actively involved in mobilising and organising women workers in the Kinta Valley.[4] She was elected a member of the Central Committee Member in 1975.[4]

She is the author of Rejimen Ke-10 dan Kemerdekaan (The 10th Regiment and Independence),[5] the official historical account of the 10th Regiment of the Malayan People's National Liberation Army,[4] and Memoir Suriani Abdullah: Setengah Abad Perjuangan (The Memoirs of Suriani Abdullah: A Half-Century Struggle).[6]

Later life and deathEdit

She resided in Chulaporn Village No. 12 in Sukhirin, Thailand with her husband, Abdullah CD, with their daughter and her family until her death in 2013.[7]


  1. ^ "Suriani Abdullah (1924-2013) - Seorang pejuang kemerdekaan dan anti-imperialis". Socialist party of Malaysia. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  2. ^ Vengadesan, Martin (29 November 2009). "At peace in their village". The Star. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012.
  3. ^ Wong, James Wing-on. Suriani, the Resistance Heroine. Malaysiakini. 29 March 2005. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Wong, James Wing-on. "Makcik Suriani's Memoirs are Out" Clare Street. 28 March 2006. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  5. ^ Abdullah, Suriani. Rejimen Ke-10 dan Kemerdekaan. Hong Kong: Nan Dao, 1999.
  6. ^ Abdullah, Suriani. Memoir Suriani Abdullah.
  7. ^ "Characters and 'I Love Malaya' Lyrics" I Love Malaya (2006). Dirs. Ho Choon Hiong, Chan Kah Mei, Christopher Len, Wang Eng Eng, Eunice Lau. Objectif Films.