Monday, June 04, 2007

In truly progressive societies, knowledge about history, like that of science and technology, is constantly updated with the appearance or availability of new data, information and perspectives. The many write-ups in the mainstream newspapers on the 50th anniversary of the 1957 lowering of the Union Jack in Kuala Lumpur have certainly not taken into accounts or considerations of the 1989 Malaysia-CPM Peace Accords .

The alternative insights into the processes of decolonisation of Malaya offered by the memoirs of Abdullah C.D., Chin Peng, Rashid Maidin, Suriani Abdullah , Abu Samah and Ibrahim Chik are simply swept under the carpet to make the official fairy tales feel good and look great. I really do not think even the writers of these secular rightwing myths themselves believe in what they have written.

Blind faith vs scientific reasoning on dossiers

My first reading of ' May 13 ' book completed

Why I dislike Prof. Khoo Kay Khim's posturing

Launching of Dr. Abraham's new history book

A Merdeka salute to martyr S.A. Ganapathy !

Abdullah C.D., Suriani remember R.G. Balan

3 Comments:

Blogger kittykat46 said...

Depending on the issues involved, Malaysia's official mentality is stuck in 1947, 1957, 1963 or 1969. It's like a video tape which is jammed - incapable of moving beyond a certain point in time 40 years ago...

Anyone who travels widely or reads widely will realise that in many ways, the rest of the world is leaving Malaysia behind, even countries we used to consider as far less developed.
Our ruling party leaders travel a lot...they ought to realise that, but the excuse is always...if you open things up for debate or re-examination, you will end up with riots in the streets.

11:47 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

we are still watching old black-and-white Cantonese opera or the Tok-Tok-Chang although in the rightwing Anglo-Malay version.

12:48 AM  
Blogger lee hock said...

I think James is half correct when he says 'WE'are still watching tok tok chang as I find those ANG MOH actually patronise our KL Performing Arts Centre and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Anyway, I am proud of our DAMA Orchestra.
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Malaysia is still a young country, a far way to go.
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yes, our leaders makan angin a lot.

11:44 AM  

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