The rebel in Onn Jaafar

Datuk Onn Jaafar remains an interesting subject for the study of the politics and leadership of this country during its formative years. 

HE IS perhaps best known for organising nation-wide protests against the colonial Malayan Union scheme in 1946 that culminated in the formation of Umno in May that year. Nevertheless, Datuk Onn Jaafar (1895-1962) remains an enigma. 

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