Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Hang Tuah

1. Appreciating the ‘flower’ of democracy
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... hot water. The PM was reading from the Hikayat Hang Tuah published in 1908! I quoted the same passage in one of my previous columns – why was I not chastised? If more people took the trouble to ...
Wednesday, 14 February 2024
... on the latest silly debate in Malaysia, namely the question of whether Hang Tuah existed or not, and whether it ought to be taught in schools. This is, I have to confess, one of the smaller histories of ...
Thursday, 19 January 2012
3. Our Merdeka, our stadium
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... investments. The transport arteries, two monorails, one LRT station, a wide but congested Jalan Maharajalela, the idyllic Jalan Hang Jebat (Davidson) and nightmarish Jalan Hang Tuah (B.E. Shaw), ...
Friday, 22 October 2010
4. 'Pertemuan' at 'Penarikan'
... witness to many events in our history. Legend has it that while on the run with Tun Teja, Hang Tuah used Jalan Penarikan to flee to Pahang. Legend also has it that the same journey was made by the last ...
Saturday, 26 December 2009
5. Desperately seeking real unity
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... wait for these “big” issues to be settled before we did anything. We must not fall back on our old “Hang Tuah” complex wishing for some hero to come swooping down and with a Herculean effort solve ...
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Enter Hang Tuah the Warrior - the one we know from the primary school texts and media. The ever-reliable Budak Raja, who with Tamingsari in hand, killed his best friend Jebat in an epic battle in the ...
Sunday, 27 September 2009
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