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Malayan Women’s Participation in Politics

By Prof Khoo Kay Kim, posted 06 January 2012

Many would be surprised to learn that there were women in Malaya who had embroilded themselves in politics even at the beginning of the 20th century. The first was a Penang-born girl called Chan Pek Khuan (better known in China as Chen Pei-chun). Born in…

Category: History

M. Saravanamuttu of Penang

By Prof Khoo Kay Kim, posted 27 December 2011

At this time when Penang is celebrating the Literary Festival of 2011, it is an appropriate time to reveal to the public someone who came over to Penang from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) just after World War I and became a famous journalist. Penang itself was then…

Islam Discussed in the English Press

By Prof Khoo Kay Kim, posted 09 December 2011

Before World War II, Islam was frequently discussed in the English press. One of the English papers which had a weekly column throughout the 1930s was The Malaya Tribune, a Chinese-owned Singapore English newspaper. The issue that was discussed on June 17, 1933 s…

Category: History

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