Don't make the past history

Razak, Dzulkifli Abd (2010) Don't make the past history. New Sunday Times .

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I WAS recently in Seoul, Korea for a seminar on Education for International Understanding. Participants paid a visit to Seoul National University to learn how the Koreans implement the subject of the seminar there. I met one bright student who has been to Malacca for a recent conference on the same theme. Among other things, I learnt that he was informed that Putrajaya was created in order to segregate Malaysians ethnically. And this made a lasting impression on him. This type of misinformation is of malicious intent or originates from utter ignorance of the facts! Putrajaya is barely a decade old and there is such misinformation. What of facts about the Sultanate of Malacca, for instance, which took place centuries ago? This is more than just about dates and time. More importantly, it is about the significance of an event itself, and that of the surrounding issues that led to it. While it is tied to a period in history, history is more than that! So what is history?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Pn Sukmawati Muhamad
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 01:25
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 08:31

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