Do you fancy meeting, Kee Thuan Chye, the author of the best-seller, The People’s Victory? (If you recall, The People’s Victory was in my Christmas present list 2018)*.
The former veteran journalist, will be in Ipoh on Friday, 8 March at the Royal Ipoh Club, to talk about The People’s Victory, which is an account of the successful struggle by Malaysians, to kick out, the corrupt Barisan Nasional (BN) government of Najib Abdul Razak.
Here is an excerpt from The Ipoh Echo “…The narrative begins from the time of the 13th General Elections in 2013 and builds up to the climax of the 14th General Elections on May 9, 2018. From despair to hope to euphoria.
It’s about ordinary Malaysians, as well as the political bigwigs, engaged in the battle for Putrajaya. It pays tribute to all those who have stood up against the repressive BN regime, those who fought on despite having to face persecution – brave hearts like cartoonist Zunar, activist Maria Chin Abdullah, Major Zaidi, graphic artist Fahmi Reza, founders of Malaysiakini Steven Gan and Premesh Chandran etc.
The People’s Victory describes the intrigues, the twists and turns, the guts, sweat and tears. It is an important document of a historical phenomenon, a true victory of the people…”
Playwright, actor and voice talent
When he is not researching and writing his books, Kee is also an actor, playwright and voice talent.
His appearance on 8 March is timed to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the watershed 12th general election of 8 March, 2008, which many people regard as the beginning of the end for Umno-Baru/BN.
Kee is a special guest of the Perak Academy, which is the organiser of this event.
He has written ten political books since 2008.
The first one, is called March 8: The Day Malaysia Woke Up. (also translated into Chinese). Other titles include, Can We Save Malaysia, Please!, Unbelievably Stupid and You Want This GOONvernment Ah?, No More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians, (The Malay title is called, Jangan Kelentong Lagi, Kami Semua Orang Malaysia.)
The talk on 8 March will be the first time Kee visits Ipoh. Please extend the famous warm Ipoh hospitality and charm, and make his first visit to Ipoh a memorable one.
- Here is that manic Christmas present video…
Ipoh on Friday, 8 March, to talk about the current political scene and about Kee’s latest book, THE PEOPLE’S VICTORY.
The title of the talk is:
‘After the People’s Victory of May 9, Should We Lose “Harapan”?’
Time and Venue: Royal Ipoh Club at 5pm.
Admission is free. Open to the public.
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