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Yes, every Malaysian knows Tunku Abdul Rahman. But do we know his jokes, his regrets and the amazing connections he made with people? This book offers a never-before-seen side of the man provided by those closest to him.
Only when Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman and his brother Suleiman assured Tunku Abdul Rahman of their support did the Tunku accept the post of Umno president in August 1951 following the resignation of Dato Onn Jaafar.
It was dark and at the back of his car was the most feared man in Mala-ya - Chin Peng, Communist Party of Malaya secretary-general.
He was only a teenager when the 1955 Baling Talks between the communists and the Government held the nation in thrall. But more than 30 years later, LAM LI reports, Deputy Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin had an up-close-and-personal experience at the second round of peace negotiations held in Haadyai, an experience he shares in his forthcoming book, Unsung Heroes.