Ousted!: An Insider’s Story Of The Ties That Failed To Bind

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Ousted! is the first book entirely dedicated to the climactic story of Singapore’s expulsion from the federation of Malaysia. Patrick Keith recorded the verbal warfare that raged from day one of merger and saw, from a grandstand seat, the inevitability of the volatile union’s dramatic destruction. Although he enjoyed an amiable, personal association with the Malaysian leader, Tunku Abdul Rahman, it has always been his wish to chronicle the chaotic political gyrations of that era without editorializing.

He saw the need to give deserving space to the three key players involved – the Tunku, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysian Chinese Association President, Tan Siew Sin. The book deals, even-handedly, with the realities of racial politics – a subject that has, all these years, been considered ‘too delicate’, ‘too sensitive’ or, ‘too controversial’. It has been written for all citizens on both sides of the Causeway and for history buffs worldwide. 

 

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Ousted! is the first book entirely dedicated to the climactic story of Singapore’s expulsion from the federation of Malaysia. Patrick Keith recorded the verbal warfare that raged from day one of merger and saw, from a grandstand seat, the inevitability of the volatile union’s dramatic destruction. Although he enjoyed an amiable, personal association with the Malaysian leader, Tunku Abdul Rahman, it has always been his wish to chronicle the chaotic political gyrations of that era without editorializing.

He saw the need to give deserving space to the three key players involved – the Tunku, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysian Chinese Association President, Tan Siew Sin. The book deals, even-handedly, with the realities of racial politics – a subject that has, all these years, been considered ‘too delicate’, ‘too sensitive’ or, ‘too controversial’. It has been written for all citizens on both sides of the Causeway and for history buffs worldwide. 

 

Publisher: Media Masters

Paperback

2005

ISBN: 9789810538651