Futile to suppress 'Sang Saka Malaya' history


Terence Netto            

COMMENT These days, the only people who appear unaware that there can be alternative versions of similar events are the police force.

They appear not to know that revisionist history has been around as long as history itself, simply from the possibility that if there are two witnesses to an event, there can be two dissimilar versions of the same.

For instance, although there weren't bystanders to the shooting incident in which five criminal suspects were shot dead by the police in Penang two weeks ago, there are already versions of the incident different to that of the police.


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Futile to suppress 'Sang Saka Malaya' history

Terence Netto,

COMMENT These days, the only people who appear unaware that there can be alternative versions of similar events are the police force.

They appear not to know that revisionist history has been around as long as history itself, simply from the possibility that if there are two witnesses to an event, there can be two dissimilar versions of the same.

For instance, although there weren't bystanders to the shooting incident in which five criminal suspects were shot dead by the police in Penang two weeks ago, there are already versions of the incident different to that of the police.


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