Cheah Boon Kheng

Recent and archived articles by Cheah Boon Kheng

17 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM

An intriguing enigma to the end

Chin Peng’s legacy after his death in a Bangkok hospital remains a hot dispute in Malaysia today.

30 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Communism today

SOVIET communism collapsed in 1990. Western liberal capitalism not only won a major battle but scored a victory. It brought the Cold War to an end, but 20 years on, communism's end has not materialised.

29 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Red star over Malaya

A look at how communism took root in Malaya.

25 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Prince who was ‘the happiest PM’

Tunku was tireless in his efforts to integrate the various races and work out compromises in order to maintain harmony.

1 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rivers of doubt

i>'1421' VOYAGES: Fact and Fantasy/I-- Review by CHEAH BOON KHENG.

15 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

WWII revisit: The world in flames

ON this day, 60 years ago, Singapore fell. Sixty-eight days after Japanese forces landed on the beaches of Kota Baru in Kelantan, the island fortress deemed impregnable by the British overlords surrendered in ignominy.

26 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

An exercise in nostalgia


5 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

A detailed, current account

The rise and Fall of Communism in Sarawak, 1940-1990 review by CHEAH BOON KHENG.

8 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tracing trends in history

In conjunction with Kinokuniya's i>See the World Through Books/ipromotion, CHEAH BOON KHENG explains why history is important and relevant today.

26 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese in US before Columbus?

1421 The Year China Discovered the World reviews by CHEAH BOON KHENG.