“The Finest Hour”- The Malaysian-MCP Peace Accord in Perspective. This is a must-read by all Malaysians, young and old. Many local “kangkong professors” will have red-faces should they read the book.
The book-launch at Selangor Club last Saturday morning was well attended. Independent MP for Kota Bahru (currently suspended by Umno) Zaid Ibrahim and former DAP MP James Wong Wing On, now a political commentor, were invited to speak.
Former IGP Tun Haniff Omar commented from the floor that ISA is still necessary in this country. I responded, also from the floor , that ISA must be abolished and the country has outgrown of such draconian laws. I said no law should put people behind bars without an open trial in courts. I aslo argued that ISA is cruel and unIsmic and it go against the basic principles of all religions.
I also commented that we need freedom of speech, freedom of press and freedom of assembly in order to wake up the so-called silent majority in this country. I was responding to the Chirman of Transparency International Kuala Lumpur Chapter Tan Sri Ramon Navatratnam. He commented earlier that the silent majority has supported the Government and thus making political changes in Malaysia somewhat difficult.
SIRD is the distributor of “The Finest Hour “. You can find forewords from Tun Mahathir Mohamad, Zaid Ibrahim, James Wong Wing On and Edmund Terence Gomez in the book.
I have promised to help find sponsors to publish the book in Chinese. Those interested to help please email me at email@example.com.