For the past few years, I've been working as a researcher on a series of documentaries about Malaysia's political history, told through forgotten stories and personal perspectives. They are produced by Rack Focus Films in Kuala Lumpur and have been broadcast on the History Asia channel. There's more in development.
Journey to Independence, 1941-1957: Part I (preview)
Journey to Independence, 1941-1957: Part II (preview)
This episode tells the story of how Tunku Abdul Rahman and a group of patriots managed to strike a compromise and unite Malaya's many races in their fight for Malaya's independence from the British Empire after the Second World War.
Formation of Malaysia, 1957-1965: Part I (full film)
Formation of Malaysia, 1957-1965: Part II (full film)
This episode tells the story of how Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak merged into a federation called Malaysia in 1963 when the world was caught up in the Cold War, and how Singapore was separated from the federation in 1965.