Friday, November 18, 2005

Yam Seng! for an intellectual breakthrough

Another very memorable event in 2003 was the publication of Alias Chin Peng: My Side of History in Singapore and all the comical operations to try to stop it from being imported, distributed, read and discussed in Malaysia.

However, those quixotic attempts failed. Alias Chin Peng: My Side of History finally came legally into Malaysia and became an instant bestseller. I opened three cans of beer to cheer for the opening up of an ongoing process of rethinking about my country's true history. Yam Seng!