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Khoo Kay Kim: an oral history appointment fated not to be

Mohd Noor Merican, Ahmad Murad (2019) Khoo Kay Kim: an oral history appointment fated not to be. New Straits Times, 26 June 2019.

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History is what happened in the past. And the past can also be fated not to be, at the same time. On the Tuesday morning of May 28, I was initially slotted for an oral history session with Professor Emeritus Khoo Kay Kim, widely regarded as the nation’s historian. That interview was destined not to be. It was earlier postponed as Khoo was hospitalised. An earlier attempt was also scheduled on the morning of the 28th day of the month. It was February. The initiatives were part of the Perdana Leadership Foundation efforts at documenting ideas and moments on the nation’s past. But on Monday of the last week of February, I was informed that the interview was called off: “The doctors need to run a few more tests on him,” said the WhatsApp message.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B69 History and systems
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P87 Communication. Mass media
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2024 12:29
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024 14:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/111497

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