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Lifestyle 18 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Remembering Tunku

Behind all great men, there is a loyal team and committed employees.

Letters 27 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Chin Peng: A dying banished man wanting to come home

Recent reports indicate that Chin Peng, the erstwhile leader of the now defunct Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), is on his deathbed in Thailand. His last wish is to return home to die.

Nation 01 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tun Omar Ong recalls formation of Malaya’s first Cabinet

SEATED comfortably in the living room in his house at Persiaran Duta, Kuala Lumpur, Tun Omar Yoke Lin Ong recalls with great precision the important events that Malaya's first Cabinet was involved in during its pursuit of independence; the 84-year-old has no problem remembering the challenges he and his fellow ministers faced in forming a stable government.* Story by NEIL KHOR JIN KEONG published in The Star on April 2, 2001

Letters 23 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Giving up medicine for Merdeka

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.

Community 16 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Visit museums, schools urged

Kedah Women Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Khalidah Adibah Ayob said the post-Merdeka generation, especially students, should know about the country's history in order to appreciate the struggles of freedom fighters.

Community 10 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Sacrifices for peace remembered

The younger generation may find it hard to relate to the Malayan Emergency but it was an experience unlikely to be forgotten for those who lived through that period.

Community 06 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

The Jewish community in Penang is all but gone leaving only tombs behind

IT used to be called Jalan Yahudi but it has been renamed Jalan Zainal Abidin, after the prolific Malay writer who is more popularly known as Za’aba.

Community 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Serviceman laid to rest

LONG-SERVING soldier William David Dass (pic) was given a fitting farewell at his funeral at the St George’s Church in Penang.

Nation 06 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pressing for freedom

It is a challenging but exciting time now for the Malaysian media, says the Centre for Independent Journalism.

Lifestyle 11 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Vive le veteran!

A military man reminisces about life in the trenches, and more.