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MALAYSIATODAY THE REAL STORY OF MAY 13 Raja Petra Kamarudin
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MALAYSIA-TODAY Page: 2 / 32 Personal life Born in Surrey, England, 27th September 1950, Raja Petra was educated at the Alice Smith School. At the age of 13 he went to further his studies at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, completing his education at the Victoria Institution. Raja Petra Kamarudin used to own a motorcycle dealership and rice distributor. He has been fascinated with motorcycles since he was young. On April 14, 1973, at the age of 23 years old, he married Marina Lee binti Abdullah who was then 18 years old. Marina Lee Abdullah, of Siamese-Chinese extraction, is a book publisher. Raja Petra and Marina have five children (Raja Suraya 1974 , Raja Azman 1977 , Raja Shahril 1978 , Raja Azmir 1983 and Raja Sara 1988 ) and two grandchildren. Raja Petra is a member of the Selangor royal family. He is the nephew of the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, the eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia and the seventh Sultan of Selangor. His mother, Che' Bariya Kamarudin ( née Barbara Mabel Parnell ) is Welsh. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raja_Petra_Kamarudin
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MALAYSIA-TODAY Page: 3 / 32 Contents: ± Part 1 ± Part 2 ± Part 3 ± RPK detained by ISA. ± Justifications on the use of ISA.
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MALAYSIA-TODAY Page: 4 / 32 THE REAL STORY OF MAY 13 (PART 1) They say those who forget history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. In light of the recent sabre-rattling by those in Umno and the warning by the Armed Forces Chief, Malaysia Today feels compelled to republish an old article by Raja Petra Kamarudin that was published in Harakah on 24 September 1999.
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MALAYSIA-TODAY Page: 5 / 32 NO HOLDS BARRED Raja Petra Kamarudin This is Part One of an article I wrote almost nine years ago, which was published in Harakah , the official media organ of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS). History is not something that should remain buried. History is something that should be a lesson to all or us so that we do not repeat the mistakes made by those before us. In 1968, Umno fanned racial sentiments in a bid to 'unite' the Malays under its banner. Umno realised that the Malays were abandoning it in droves and it needed an issue to reunite the Malays. Further to that, the Prime Minister was being blamed for what Umno perceived as a loss of Malay support and the Young Turks in Umno wanted to also use this issue to pressure the Prime Minister into resigning. Twenty years later, in 1988, Umno again went into turmoil with the emergence of Team A and Team B, which eventually split into Umno Baru and Semangat 46. Again, just like twenty years before that, the Malays had become disillusioned with the Umno leadership and there was a danger that Umno would suffer the same fate it did in 1969 if the general election was called. The Umno leadership very cleverly got the Umno Youth
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