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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Adoi, Kak, please do not brag about the “warm” Ipoh welcome. The last time I stayed at De Hotel at Yap Kwan Seng Road, I consumed two durians in my room and in the morning, I saw signs everywhere cautioning The consumption of the king of the fruits in the hotel. Ever since, then I think the welcome in Ipoh cannot be said to be warm. Whilst, I can highly recommend Ipoh to those who have yet to visit that it is quite a quaint little town and despite Kak Mariam exhortations that there is lack of development in that sleepy hollow, it is not a bad thing barring the Mentri Besar. Yes, there is no traffic jam, yes, the roads are wide and clean, and yes it is a town suitable for retirees who hankered for a quiet and languid existence. Compare and contrast to the former “sleepy hollow,” Malacca, where I served as a protector of the long past Sultanate. It has resembled a transvestite with her/his gaudy makeup touting for business on the high street. This quaint little town which used to rival Penang for a very liveable place has been taken over by property developers with a taste and conscience of a sewer rat. It does not help that you have an occasional outbreak of retards claiming to be descendants of Sultan Mansur Shah, his son, Sultan Mahmud Shah. These clowns give retrospective birth a bad name and should have been retrospectively aborted. Why, why does Kee Thuan not have his talk on the wonderful “People’s Victory,” during the hosting of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on 23 March instead of 8 March. Talk about poor timing!!!