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Was Kuala Lumpur founded by Sutan Puasa? April 19, 2018 – Posted in: In The News

Was Mandailing merchant, Sutan Puasa, the founder of Kuala Lumpur? The statement made by Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim in several intellectual discourses last year that “the founder of Kuala Lumpur was Sutan Puasa, from Mandailing”, had raised questions among the public since Malaysian history has stated that Yap Ah Loy, the third Kapitan China was the founder of the city. However, a newly published book titled Sutan Puasa Founder of Kuala…

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Sutan Puasa pengasas sebenar Kuala Lumpur? – Posted in: In The News

Betulkah Sutan Puasa, seorang saudagar Mandailing, pengasas sebenar Kuala Lumpur? Kenyataan Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim pada beberapa wacana intelektual tahun lepas bahawa “pengasas Kuala Lumpur ialah Sutan Puasa, dari Mandailing”, menimbulkan persoalan dalam kalangan orang ramai kerana sejarah Malaysia menyebut bahawa Yap Ah Loy, seorang Kapitan China, adalah pengasas bandar raya ini. Bagaimanapun, sebuah buku yang diterbitkan baru-baru ini berjudul Sutan Puasa Founder of Kuala Lumpur karangan Abdur-Razzaq Lubis, mendedahkan maklumat…

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12 May 2017: I, KKK ― The Autobiography of a Historian June 15, 2017 – Posted in: Newsletters

I have never strayed from the belief that the foundations of history lie in empirical evidence. I have spent a lifetime gathering facts, making sense of them, piecing them together, so that I may portray a true representation of the times I am writing about in all its complexity. ― Khoo Kay Kim Our featured book this week dispels the adage that historians have an aversion to penning their autobiographies. Indeed, the country’s most well-known…

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