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.
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.
|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|
|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”