A Shared Destiny

Many felt that history was not important, especially after they finished their schooling. However, it has been proven time and again that those who ignore the lessons of history tend to repeat the blunders. It is most embarrassing and disgraceful when people do not know the history of their country. Unscrupulous elements spewing nonsense may try to take advantage to re-write history for their own nefarious purposes.

The inclusion of many of our national icons in this book, such as squash queen Datuk Nicol David, badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, cartoonist Datuk Lat, the late Tan Sri P Ramlee and the late Lt Adnan Saidi, will hopefully serve as an inspiration and role model to our younger generation.

A Shared Destiny

Top row from left: Tan Sri P Ramlee, Moh Siew Wei, Shalin Zulkifli, Lt Adnan Saidi, Datuk Lat.

Second row: Datuk Nicol David, Datuk Abdul Ghani Minhat, Datuk Ahmad Nawab, Adi Putra Abdul Ghani, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza.

Bottow row: Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Rashid Sidek, Zandra Aziela Ibrahim Hakimi, Azizul Hasni Awang, Datuk Mokhtar Dahari.

 

 

CONTENTS
Title
Introduction
Foreword
Japanese Invasion & Occupation of Malaya
Lt Adnan Saidi – Death before Dishonour
Malaya under the Emergency
Chin Peng & CPM were certainly no freedom fighters
Some CT Atrocities in Penang
P Ramlee: Tears & Heartbreak in Kuala Lumpur
Penang Road is mellow with memories
Simpang Enam still as bustling as ever
Life in Penang in the early 1950s & 1960s
A wealth of history in Alor Setar
Langkawi’s Early Barren Days
When Sungai Petani had only two landmarks
New lease of life for Gua Kelam
Ipoh’s Wild, Wild Pre-War Days
‘Kampung Boy’ Lat – Father of Malaysian Cartoons
Kelantan before World War One
Kelantan in the 1950s
When Illegal Settlers Risked Their LIves in Kelantan
Colour Photos
Colourful Kelantan making up for lost years
Nik Din’s Legacy in traditional woodcraving
The Art of Traditional Woodcraving
A shining example – Designer Zhang Toi from Kelantan
Following ‘Dragon Trails’ to Sri Menanti
Sarawak’s Exotic History Evokes More Romance
When Bombed -out Jesselton Finally Become Kota Kinabalu
Norhaiza carved out an esteemed reputation
Committed to National Sporting Excellence
Has Malaysian football turned the corner?
When Abdul Ghani delivered the goals
No Takers for Malacca’s Sunken Treasures?

By: A. Shukor Rahman

Extract from the book “A Shared Destiny”