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Book Launch and Public Forum: “May 13” May 10, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Aufheben, Event, History, Malaysia, Politics, Race Relations, Southeast Asia.

“The first credible account of the May 13, 1969 racial riots in Malaysia based on documents recently declassified at the Public Records Office in London”


This book will be launched, tied in with a public forum this Sunday, May 13th 2007.

Revisiting May 13 Tragedy:
Race Relations and National Unity After Independence

Speakers: Dr. Syed Husin Ali, Dr. S Nagarajan, Dr. Kua Kia Soong
Moderator: Elizabeth Wong

Date: 13 May 2007, Sunday
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Place: Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, 1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

Free admission to the book launch and the public forum.
The public forum will be conducted in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

For more information, please kindly contact Suaram, Ms. Enalini Dewi Ellumalai at telephone: +60 3 77843525 or email: suaram@suaram.net or visit our website at http://www.suaram.net.


1. shawntan - May 10, 2007

cool, i wonder if it will finally lay to rest all the FUD that the government has been spreading throughout the years.

2. freelunch2020 - May 10, 2007

great 🙂 c u there.

3. monsterball - May 11, 2007

Hope to buy one from book shop soon.
now I love to see a book out on the truths of Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat…that is …if one is daring enough to tell the truths.
About Chin Peng….he has already written all…but you can bet your life…government will say..all lies…..otherwise how to justify why he cannot return to Malaysia and die in his homeland.
In that sense…our government is cruel and deceiving the people for decades.

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5. arief - May 11, 2007

god… i’d really like to attend it. but i pindah rumah on sunday. how can i get to buy this book? will it be available in the mainstream bookstore?

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7. Lai Tuck Khim - May 13, 2007

I am from Seremban, where can I buy the book MAY 13

8. ramesh - May 14, 2007

Hi,I love to buy this book,where can i but it?
can i get it in local book shop?if yes pls email me the shop name & location
i’m staying in cheras

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10. Yvonne - May 18, 2007

Can anyone pls advise me if this book can be found in Popular bookstore or MPH? I lived in PJ. I would really like to have this book.

11. Philip Lau - May 21, 2007

Elizabeth Wong,
I just spoke to your Distributor here Singapore, Horizon Books Pte Ltd Tel 64835953 a few minutes ago and she informed me that she will be receiving the May13 book this week but the price is S$25.00 equivalent to about RM 56.00 as they bought from the publisher the price at Singapore Dollars. In that case, I shall obtain my copies at JB if the respective Customs allow me to bring them to Singapore for me to distribute FREE to my friends.

EW: Unfortunately we can only have a recommended retail price for Malaysia. The distributors in other countries have other costs to bear such as transportation, storage and the percentage of cut taken by Singaporean bookstores.

12. Raja - May 21, 2007

The timing for the release of the book speaks volumes about the credibility (or lack thereof) of the author and even more about the commercial interests of the author and publisher!

EW: We are open to suggestions as to when the next installment of the series should be released.

13. Raja - May 21, 2007

If there is a government ban on the sale of the book, it is working in the interest of author and publisher. How clever!

EW: I agree – please write to the government beseeching them not to ban it. Thanks!

14. ememjammer - September 16, 2007

So I was off work and surfing and found this place and thought I would join up. I don’t have much more to say right now except I need to start reading some of the older posts to get up to speed before I can start posting.


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