Friday, 25 September 2009

The Truth About May 13, 1969

I bought this book online from KiniBooks, just a couple of weeks ago.

Originally, I was planning to borrow a copy from a friend who was reading it.

But then the government went and banned Gedung Kartun by Zunar and co.

So of course, Yours Truly was determined to own a copy - you know what they say about Forbidden Fruit.

Since I was already paying for shipping charges, I thought I may as well get myself some more good reading material. And then I remembered May 13: Declassified Documents On The Malaysian Riots Of 1969.

KiniBooks has a good selection and I was tempted to splurge. So tempted.

I haven't gone broke yet, so that's a good sign.

P.S. Will keep you guys posted on the book reading as I progress.


Anonymous said...

shipping charges ? are u shipping away !

Crankster said...

And who's going to ship me away now, may I know?

zewt said...

it gets boring after a while with all the facts and numbers and names...

actually, if we really wanna know the truth... just ask those ppl who have been through it... they will tell u their real life account... which is very scary... and very very very disheartening.

G-Daddy said...

lol I didn't know that "Forbidden Fruit" applied to books also!

Crankster said...

Zewt - each to his own, I guess, but Dr Kua's account is important to me because I'm not interested in hearsay, I want solid facts. For me, Dr Kua delivered the goods.

Grego - my government bans political books to amuse themselves. Being a good anarchist, I make it a point to buy those books which are forbidden. Hence, they're my Forbidden Fruit. :)