The retrospective history of
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- The bronze drums of Dongson - Alloying and casting
- By Pham V. Huong, Arts and Literary
E-Magazine. Drums are evidence of blossoming of Dongson
culture of Southeast Asia in fourth century B.C. This portion of
the article concerns the evolution of the drums in the
- S-E Asia's identity long in existence
- By Shefali Rekhi, The Straits Times.
A book by Amitav Acharya documents the unusual thesis that
the region of Southeast Asia had its own identity before colonialism
and World War II.
- Carnival at Thai Bridge Criticized
- By Micool Brooke, Associated Press. Garish carnival at the
Bridge on the River Kwai offends some veterans because it
commercializes a World War II atrocity, the Thai-Myanmar
- WWII 'Death Railroad' memoirs to be published
- By Ken Yamada, Mainichi Shimbun.
The bitter memoirs of a Japanese railroad official who was
charged with committing serious war crimes against British
and Dutch POWs forced to build a railroad linking Thailand
and Burma during World War II (Bridge over the River Kwai).
- Tunku 'opposed an attack on Indonesia'
- By Bernama, The Straits Times.
Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, rejected
a plan which would have enabled Malaysia to wage war against
Indonesia during the confrontation with Indonesia in the early
1960s. British complicity.