Based in the Kuala Lumpur region, Pusat Sejarah Rakyat (People’s History Centre) is an independent historical archive of the people’s struggle in Malaysia and Singapore. The centre has been established as an independent non-profit organization that will focus on the collation, classification and preservation of records – written, oral and visual – of personalities, groups and communities, events and struggles, particularly those which have not been recorded, or which have been neglected, sidetracked or vilified in the official historiography. The project involves the co-operation of social activists, academics, scholars and researchers from both Malaysia and Singapore. The centre is also initiating an ambitious oral history project, People’s Histories and the Making of Malaysia, because no one else is doing it – not the National Archive and none of the universities.
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– Kamarul Ruhana