Monday, January 23, 2006

History becoming clearer, less one-sided

My intellectual life last week was thrilled by reading Associate Professor Mohamed Salleh Lamry's Gerakan Kiri Melayu Dalam Perjuangan Kemerdekaan (Bangi, Penerbit UKM, 2006).

Now, I have finished reading it for the first round. I have no doubt at all that it is an excellent book that I must share with friends. There may still be debatable points here and there, but on the whole, this book should serve as an example of how a controversial subject in our history can be narrated and discoursed in a rational manner with a moral committment to factual truth and intellectual objectivity.

I hope the book would be translated into Chinese and English.

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