This is the first book entirely dedicated to the climactic story of Singapore's expulsion from Malaysia. "Ousted!" is the first book entirely dedicated to the climactic story of Singapore's expulsion from Malaysia. "Ousted!" has been written for all citizens on both sides of the Causeway and for history buffs worldwide. It has taken 40 years for a book to be written on Singapore's extraordinary 1965 expulsion from the Federation of Malaysia "Ousted!" is that book and, as such, is the first publication dedicated to tackling a subject that, up to now, has been considered 'too sensitive', 'too delicate', or 'too controversial'. That it has taken so long for such a book to be released reflects the intensity of political feelings that persist, even after four decades have elapsed. There have been a few segment recollections by politicians. But these, natural, without editorialization,"Ousted!" deals even-handedly with the realities of racial politics. The book gives deserving space to the perspectives of Malaysia's Tunku Abdul Rahman, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malayan Chinese leader, Tan Siew Sin.
OUSTED! is written with considerable authority. Beginning his working career in 1948 as a newspaper journalist with, first, the Malay Mail and then The Straits Times, Keith moved to broadcast journalism and soon found himself head of news in Radio Malaya. A variation on the practice of journalism followed when he was seconded to thenal Information he became deeply immersed in the critical field of national propaganda. Over the years, Keith's work brought him into direct contact with all key players involved in the build-up to Malayan independence, the creation of Malaysia, the ultimate expulsion of Singapore from the Malaysian Federation and, of course, the aftermath o Realising he was sometimes witnessing at close quarters - sometimes even participating in - major historical developments, Keith took copious notes and kept extensive diaries. OUSTED! is based on his journals.