NOTE DE L'ÉDITEUR : The late Khor Cheang Kee was a pioneer
of Malaysian journalism, with a career spanning over half a century.
He started with the Straits Echo and the Penang Gazette, became
regional editor of the Straits Times and editorial
advisor of the Star. He wrote many popular columns
for all these papers.
« The Penang Perspective »
was such a column published weekly in the New Straits Times
in the middle seventies. Spanning 15 months, his column
became known for its richness of material, and the style glowing
with Penang's own sunny charm.
These « Perspectives »
first saw print 20 years ago, but they still retain their pristine
appeal. Taken together, they are one man's sentimental journey
along the happy highways of his beloved Penang. Those who buy
this book and join Cheang Kee on his journey will find him a
really good companion.
This is the first collection
of his articles. A second collection will be published soon.