Batang Kali – Exhuming a Buried Massacre

Scots Guards
Scots Guards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
High Court of Justice - Londres - Inglaterra
High Court of Justice – Londres – Inglaterra (Photo credit: Dubes)

The taxi from the Penang Sungai Nibong Express Coach Terminus arrived at my Mum’s gate at 10.30pm yesterday. This was a return from one of my trips to Kuala Lumpur, for this year. It was a talk at the Bar Council in KL that drew me to make this trip, especially to listen to two British human rights lawyers who are now acting for the living relatives of 24 victims of a massacre by British Scots Guards in Batang Kali, Selangor, during the 1948 Malayan Emergency. Continue reading “Batang Kali – Exhuming a Buried Massacre”

Our Cake of a Family

When we were little my aunt took us i.e. my brother, sisters and cousins to the Chinese Swimming Club pool in Penang. There were about 10 children and one adult. My aunt who was a teacher and quite active in sports could swim and had also learnt to life-save. Arriving at the entrance to the swimming club pool, she was fumbling in her handbag for her purse to pay the required fee to the fee collector sitting at a small table at the entrance. The man looked at her, then curiously, at all of us. Continue reading “Our Cake of a Family”

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