English School - Baling Conference
Located not far from Baling town, this school was a
venue of the famous Baling Conference between Communist
Party (CPM) representative and the government of
Federation of Malaya in December 1955 to held a peace
talks to end the bloodiest conflict - Malayan Emergency.
Tunku Abdul Rahman led his Alliance Party to a
convincing victory in first federal election on July
1955 and agreed to held a talks with CPM leaders
to stop the conflict and proceed to get independence
CPM delegation was led by its leaders Chin Peng, Chen
Tien and Abdul Rashid Mydin where the government team
were Tunku itself, David Marshall the Chief Minister of
Singapore, Abdul Hamid Jumat, Dato Sir Tan Cheng Lock,
Too Joon Heng, T.H Tan, Syed Jaafar Albar, Yaacob Latif
and Safie Abdullah the Tunku's private secretary.
CPM delegation were bring out from the jungle at Klian
Intan town and were escorted fully armed to Baling
School where they were stayed there. The two
sides met on December 28 and took 2 days but the
negotiations broke down when Chin Peng refused to accept
the terms of surrender and disbanded the CPM.
Later when Malaya get its independence, several contact
have been made to continue the peace talks and Kroh was
chosen for possible talks. However Chin Peng refused to
accept the terms of surrender and the talks failed to
This school was renamed as Sekolah Kebangsaan Tunku
Putera. Most of the old building still standing
including the talks took place and the building where
CPM Delegates stayed overnight.