Recently, I bought this book:
The author of the book is (Dr.) Kua Kia Soong, somebody from SUARAM. The book is great for me as I never have a real picture about what had happen during 1969 riots. All Malaysian knows of what had happened during 1969. It is the time when Malaysia took a wrong step which makes Malaysia today. Even you like it or not, the blood spilled already.
About the book, it really helps me to understand of what really happened during the time. Of how important for us, Malaysians to understand the situation and to make sure that it would not repeated again. The big surprised at the very early of pages is, the riots is not a spontaneous one, but it was planned by certain freaks as a weapon against Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Malaysia Prime Minister. Surprised? That's what keeps me turning those pages. To know more about this, buy it
.But the book is looking more on economical perspective so I'm a little bit confused. Confused about all the economy's abbreviation used and the great news is, as it is more on economic perspective, no racial hatred spread. as I don't want to be the only one who knows about this
Then the real image of what had happened during the riots is explained carefully on each page. Why the most killed and wounded bodies found is Chinese also in here. But what makes me didn't like a little bit about this book is, how the author like to put all blames on Malays (read; Tunku). Read by yourself if you want to know more, I just can't find the correct words to explain these (I'm not stupid).
Well, if anybody out there happen to buy this book, sure it would be a great readings. You'll shock
to death to know how the riots happen. All of us should know about this. The government should not hiding this anymore. Malaysians are matured. Stopping all of us knowing the truth will make the history walks again by itself. The recent general election situation looks alike of that 1969 election and I hope want nothing bad will happen.
RinG is in encouraging YOU to know OUR history