History textbooks used for the Malaysian national curriculum are often criticised for under-representing certain minority groups. In the spirit of “Malaysia Baru”, however, a group of historians is set to embark on a four-year project to write a more comprehensive history of the nation.
“We want future generations to know the true history of Malaysia. Malaysia today is the result of the contribution of all ethnic groups. History should be written as it is […] every ethnic group played a role […]