Updated: Oct 25, 2021
We are happy to announce that Malaysiana LCMS is collaborating with the Publisher, the Distributor and the Author to launch this book on 9 November 2021 (Tuesday). Further details will be announced soon.
This book is essential reading for all Malaysians. Kee Thuan Chye (the Author) has done significant national service by writing this biography of Lim Kit Siang. You will not only get your fill of stories about Lim and his life (including many personal anecdotes) but there's also a generous helping of Malaysian history.
Regardless of whether you support Lim Kit Siang or not, if you care about Malaysia and want to see a better version of what we have today, this book is a must-read. After all, we can't chart the future if we don’t understand how the past has shaped the present.
For an early review of the book, take a look at A. Kathirasen's article on Free Malaysia Today. And there's a feature of the book and the author in the Options section of The Edge (October 11-17, 2021 edition).
The following is some advance information from the Distributor.
Lim Kit Siang, doyen of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), is a much misunderstood and little-known man. To some, he is a scourge because his political opponents falsely proclaim him to be anti-Malay and anti-Islam. To his supporters, he is the heroic fighter for democracy and a country for all Malaysians, regardless of race or religion, a visionary who has dedicated his life to pursuing his dream of a multiracial, multilingual and multicultural Malaysia. By and large, however, the public see only the demon, not the man; the icon, not the human being.
Kee Thuan Chye’s biography of Lim Kit Siang humanises him. Full of drama, humour and heart – and cheeky asides – it tells the story of the outspoken politician and the private family man. It recounts the battles he has lost and won, the betrayals he has suffered and the sacrifices he has made, and explores the deep bond he shares with his family, friends and comrades. Above all, it gives an insightful understanding of what makes Lim Kit Siang Lim Kit Siang.
Paperback 400 pages
RRP: RM 80.00*
Available: 25 October 2021
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kee Thuan Chye has been an actor, playwright, stage director, journalist and author of bestselling books. He retired from full-time journalism in 2009 and wrote 10 political books in the next 10 years. They include No More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians; March 8: The Day Malaysia Woke Up; and Unbelievably Stupid! He has been invited to numerous international writers’ festivals, and, as a playwright, is best known for 1984 Here and Now; We Could **** You, Mr Birch; and Swordfish + Concubine.
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Publisher: Landmark Books (Singapore)
Note: The following are indications of content of the book, not actual pages of the book.