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24-04-2008, 12:14 AM
I was briefly awakened this morning at around 4.30am when I received a text message via SMS from Sdr Faisal Mustaffa, a long time comrade from Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) days and currently the Secretary for the Kelana Jaya division of Parti KeADILan Rakyat. It was unhappy news as I was informed that a good comrade, Sdr Rustam Sani (son of independence activist, Ahmad Boestamam), passed away suddenly at 2.30 am today in his Gombak home due to a heart attack. He was 64.

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24-04-2008, 05:46 PM
And life is colour and warmth and light
And a striving evermore for these;
And he is dead who will not fight;
And who dies fighting has increase

- Julian Grenfell; Into Battle (May 1915)

24-04-2008, 06:17 PM
Published Works (Selected)


The Origins of the Malay Left: An Analysis of the Social Roots
MA Thesis; University of Kent at Canterbury; 1975

Education and Malay Political Elites in the Thirties
Jurnal Pendidikan (UKM); Bil. 5; April 1977

Malaya Pada Tahun-tahun Tiga Puluhan: Latarbelakang Sosial Bagi Permulaan Perkembangan Politik Malaysia
Jurnal Antropologi dan Sosiologi; Jld. 6, Hlm. 18-29; 1978

Pembentukan Elit Politik Melayu
Kertas Kerja Untuk Persidangan Pelajar-pelajar Malaysia Amerika Utara; State University of New York, Binghampton; 18 Dec 1980.

Kesatuan Melayu Muda as the Organisational Origins of the Malay Left
Nusantara; Bil 9; June 1982

Kepimpinan dalam Perkembangan Politik Melayu Awal: Aspek Sosial
Dlm. DBP (ed.); Isu-isu Ekonomi, Sosial dan Politik Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur; 1983

Robohan Nasionalisme Melayu: Asas Sosial Bagi Terbentuknya Ideologi Perpaduan Nasional
Ilmu Masyarakat; Bil. 4, Hlm. 9-15; 1983

Melayu Raya as a Malay Nation of Intent
Dlm. Dahlan, H. M. (ed.); The Nascent Malaysian Society (Second Edition); Bangi; 1986

Malay Identity in Islam (Book Review of Chandra Muzaffar, Islamic Resurgence in Malaysia)
Far Eastern Economic Review; 23 April, 1987

The Malay Ruling Elite in the Post-colonial State of Malaysia
Solidarity (The Phillipines); No. 144; September-October, 1987

The Role of Translation in Creating a Modern Intellectual Tradition: Some Thoughts on the Malaysian Case
Tenggara; Bil. 21/22; 1988

Tradisi Intelektual Melayu dan Pembentukan Bangsa Malaysia
Dlm. Ahmat Adam, et al (eds.); Intelektualisme Melayu: Satu Polemik; Bangi; 1990

National Policies: Their Implications on the Preservation of Heritage
Dlm. Raja Fuziah Tun Uda (ed.); The Changing World: Our Heritage and Our Future (Second Edition); Kuala Lumpur; 1991

Conflict Theory and Peace Research: Some Reflections
Dlm Goran Lindgrom, Kjell-Ake Norquist and Peter Wallenstein (eds.); Peace Process in the Third World; Uppsala University, Sweden; 1991

The Social Sciences in Malaysia: A Critical Scenario
(With Norani Othman); Akademika; Bil. 38; January 1991

Projek 2020: Melewati Dimensi Ekonomi
Negarawan; Bil. 21; 1991

Politik dan Pembentukan Bangsa di Malaysia: Realiti dan Visi
Ilmu Masyarakat; Bil. 20; July-September 1992

Ke Arah Pembentukan Satu Bangsa Malaysia
Dlm. Hairany Naffis (ed.); Politik Malaysia Dekad 1990an; Bangi; 1992

Badan-badan Bahasa dan Sastera Melayu: Satu Perspektif Sosiopolitik
Dlm. S. Othman Kelantan (ed.); Seratus Tahun Pergerakan Bahasa dan Sastera Melayu 1888-1988; Kuala Lumpur; 1992

Melayu Baru: Beberapa Persoalan Sosio-Budaya
ISIS Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur; 1992

Politik dan Polemik Bahasa Melayu
Kuala Lumpur; 1993

Melayu Baru dan Bangsa Malaysia: Tradisi Cendekia dan Krisis Budaya
Kuala Lumpur; 1993

Ke Arah Mewujudkan Suasana Politik Yang Merangsang Pencapaian Matalamat Wawasan 2020
Dlm. Kamaruddin Jaafar dan Hazami Habib (eds.); Wawasan 2020; Kuala Lumpur; 1993

Phoenix-like, A New Kind of Malay Arises
ISEAS Trends (Singapore); March 1993

The Emergence of Melayu Baru
Business Times (Singapore); 30 June 1993

Perceiving ‘National Security’ (Australian-Asian Perceptions Project Working Paper Number 5, edited by Anthony Milner)
(Ditulis bersama sekumpulan para sarjana dari ANU dan Universiti Tokyo); Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; April 1994

Globalisasi, Krisis Ekonomi dan Politik 1998
Dlm. Norani Othman dan Sumit Mandal (eds.); Malaysia Menangani Globalisasi: Peserta atau Mangsa?; Bangi; 2000

Malaysia’s Economic and Political Crisis Since September 1998
Dlm. Jomo K. S. (ed.); Reinventing Malaysia: Reflections on its Past and Future; Bangi; 2001

Menjelang Reformasi
Kuala Lumpur; 2004

Ke Mana Nasionalisme Melayu?
Kuala Lumpur, 2004

Bercanda dengan Mahathir
Kuala Lumpur; 2006

Social Roots of the Malay Left
Petaling Jaya; 2008

Failed Nation? Concerns of a Malaysian Nationalist
Petaling Jaya; 2008I was looking forward to meeting him again this Saturday after having not seen him for awhile in the official launch (http://classifieds.malaysiakini.com/email_post_record1.php?value=271&stat=p&hitsid=271) of his two latest books; Social Roots of the Malay Left and Failed Nation? Concerns of a Malaysian Nationalist; at the Seminar Hall, Selangor Public Library, Shah Alam. Alas, this was not meant to be. I have, however, been informed that the launch will proceed and will also double as a memorial for this public intellectual and towering Malaysian.

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation

- Robert F. Kennedy

I don't think one can accurately measure the historical effectiveness of a poem; but one does know, of course, that books influence individuals; and individuals, although they are part of large economic and social processes, influence history. Every mass is after all made up of millions of individuals

- Denise Levertov

The Final Farewell




Photo Credits : Acai (http://faisalmustaffa.blogspot.com/2008/04/al-fatihah-rustam-sani-pulang-ke.html)