The Right To Differ: A Biographical Sketch Of Lim Kit Siang

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Lim Kit Siang has been on the forefront of Malaysian politics ever since the Democratic Action Party was registered in 1966. Despite being incarcerated without trial on two occasions – in 1969 and 1987 – for a total of three years, he remains a major political figure standing in opposition to the path of race-based politics taken by the country’s long-term ruling coalition. 

The courage and persistence of this former journalist in championing parliamentary democracy and liberal values in the face of authoritarianism have shaped Malaysia’s political landscape in more profound ways than normally assumed. Lim Kit Siang could not – and cannot – be ignored. But be that as it may, little has been written about this inexhaustible politician. 

This book – based on a long interview with him – is an attempt at rectifying this knowledge gap and at narrating the biography of this inspiring figure.

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Lim Kit Siang has been on the forefront of Malaysian politics ever since the Democratic Action Party was registered in 1966. Despite being incarcerated without trial on two occasions – in 1969 and 1987 – for a total of three years, he remains a major political figure standing in opposition to the path of race-based politics taken by the country’s long-term ruling coalition. 

The courage and persistence of this former journalist in championing parliamentary democracy and liberal values in the face of authoritarianism have shaped Malaysia’s political landscape in more profound ways than normally assumed. Lim Kit Siang could not – and cannot – be ignored. But be that as it may, little has been written about this inexhaustible politician. 

This book – based on a long interview with him – is an attempt at rectifying this knowledge gap and at narrating the biography of this inspiring figure.

 

Publisher: REFSA

Paperback

2011

ISBN: 9789675942068