Friday, May 11, 2007

Sun shines on dark spots of Malaysian history

malaysiakini today published two special reports Unveiling the ‘May 13’ riots and What actually happened? on Dr. Kua Kia Soong's new book May 13 - Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Racial Riot of 1969 ( Petaling Jaya, Suaram, 2007) which explores one of the darkest chapters of Malaysian history with the guidance of facts and figures found in a set of newly declassified documents in London. Ex-MP Kua is also a UK-trained sociologist.

Editor Kua (left) also reasons that the 'May 13' riot was " by no means a spontaneous outburst of racial violence, as it has been portrayed to the Malaysian public " but " a coup d’etat against the Tunku by the then emergent Malay state capitalists - backed by the police and army to seize control of the reign of power from the old aristocrats ... ".

May 13 - Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Racial Riot of 1969 is going to be launched on 13 May 2007 (Sunday) at the Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, at 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m, featuring speakers Dr. Syed Husin Ali, Dr. S. Nagarajan and, of course, Dr. Kua Kia Soong himself. It is open to the public.

Root cause of racial politics in M'sia analysed


Blogger JamyTan said...

Would be an interesting book. Can I buy it at ? Would be a book worth to collect for my son to read abt her mother birth country.

1:38 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

try at later

4:18 PM  

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