Author : Kua Kia Soong
Publisher : SUARAM
ISBN : 9789834407940
Year : 2011
Patriots & Pretenders is the peoples’ history of the Malayan Independence struggle, which challenges the ‘official’ version of how ‘Merdeka’ was won. Following on from his 2007 best-selling May 13: Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Riots of 1969, Dr Kua Kia Soong here attempts to put the record straight on another important episode in Malaysian history. As in May 13, he has scoured documents from the British Archives which reveal the thinking behind British colonial strategy during the Emergency, especially for post-colonial Malaya. These documents also reveal the efforts of the British High Commissioner at the time, in the formation of the Alliance.
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