Saturday, April 25, 2009

Challenging times...

i just finished reading a book of collected letters by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj entitled "Challenging Times".

While i personally feel that he lacks the flair and acumen of putting his thoughts together and conveying his ideas on paper.... he definitely is a man to be admired simply for his endeavours to win Malaysia her independence.

i guess nothing lets you in on a person's character and 'worldview' as his own writing...

It was also rather interesting to note that a lot of his letters, which were written in the 1970s and 1980s, were addressing issues and predicaments that we seem to be facing today in this time and age.

Can't help but wonder if that's because history is repeating itself .... or we just haven't progressed in those areas since then.

Overall, it did give a perhaps more personal insight into the intricacies that made up our nation's history and into the mind of the man at the very forefront of it all.

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