Syed Farid Alatas, National University of Singapore

Syed Farid Alatas, National University of Singapore

17 April 2020
Read The Revelatory Republished Essay "Thomas Stamford Raffles: Schemer or Reformer?"
In 1971, an essay by highly regarded Malaysian sociologist Syed Hussein Alatas argued for a critical appraisal of Raffles. That work has been republished by his son, who is National University of Singapore Professor in the departments of Sociology and Malay studies, Syed Farid Alatas. Prof Alatas joins Michelle Martin to discuss why the less than humanitarian historical actions of Raffles have gone woefully unexamined for so long.

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