31 Mar '13, 11pm

'We were in Singapore but our hearts were in Malaya'

'We were in Singapore but our hearts were in Malaya'

NOTHING PERSONAL: Despite detentions and banishment, Datuk Dominic Puthucheary tells Santha Oorjitham that it was all about ideology "I AM now relooking at Malaysian history outside the Cold War and colonial perspective, particularly the Emergency," says Datuk Dominic Puthucheary at the end of an interview at his law firm. His older brother, the late James Puthucheary, "made a breakthrough in the understanding of the Malayan political economy with Ownership and Control of the Malayan Economy and I am looking at the historical development of the political economy." He has been doing this for the past two decades. And at many of the country's turning points, this former trade unionist, member of parliament and political detainee, has been in the thick of the action. Born south of Cochin in Kerala, India on May 27, 1934, Dominic moved to Johor Baru when he was four months old...

Full article: http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/we-were-in-singapore...

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