Who’s the Hero– Tuah or Jebat?

By Kee Thuan Chye

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Who was right – Hang Tuah or Hang Jebat? Which one is the true hero?This was a question posed to a journalist when he was called to the police headquarters for a scare session in 1987, in the wake of Operation Lalang after more than 100 Malaysians had been arrested and detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and several newspapers suspended.It was asked by the then-director of Special Branch, Abdul Rahim Nor, the same guy who went on to...

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Kee Thuan Chye

is the author of the new bestsellers Unbelievably Stupid! and Unbelievably Stupid Too!