De(con)structing Merdeka and the Media

The buildings of Malaya’s independence are very different from those that define Kuala Lumpur’s landscape today. How different are its storytellers?

The Merdeka Interviews : Architects, Engineers and Artists of Malaysia’s Independence
by Lai Chee Kien and Ang Chee Cheong

It’s difficult to write something both original and interesting on a subject that’s already been covered extensively in an almost 700-page book, a dozen media interviews and a handful of talks.