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17 April 2016: Earth Day 2016 special August 13, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi Each year, April 22 marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It acknowledges the responsibility we bear to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a balance between economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations. Today, Earth Day is recognised as the largest…

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Who really founded KL: Yap Ah Loy … or Sutan Puasa? June 27, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Rouwen Lin Some authors have a long list of things they would like their readers to take away from their books. Not this author. Independent scholar Abdur-Razzaq Lubis is quick with his answer when asked what he wants to get across in his book: that Sutan Puasa is the founder of Kuala Lumpur. Period. “With this project, I wanted to set the record straight that Sutan Puasa was the real founder of KL. “I am…

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‘Sutan Puasa: The Founder of Kuala Lumpur’, is the sole Malaysian contender for the ICAS Book Prize 2019 May 13, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Sutan Puasa: The Founder of Kuala Lumpur has been nominated for the 2019 International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Colleagues’ Choice Award in the Humanties section. Sutan Puasa, Founder of Kuala Lumpur was launched in April 2018 amidst much fanfare and press coverage. Even as the book was hailed by many, including authorities on Malaysian history, for its boldness to reexamine the beginnings of Kuala Lumpur, it was also unsurprisingly greeted with hostility and skepticism…

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