British Forces have been in Afghanistan since 2001 - that's 11 years ago. Once they withdraw in 2014 they will have been in theatre for 13 years. Is it possible that 50 years from then the war will be virtually forgotten by the British people? The war in Malaya has been.....
Monday, 24 September 2012
Friday, 14 September 2012
Many thanks to "DJB" for a 5 star review of 'Merdeka' just posted on Amazon.co.uk. Extracts from this review, other customer reviews and professional reviews can be seen on the Review page of this blog.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, are now in Malaysia on the second leg of their Diamond Jubilee tour. Yesterday Kate made her first public address on foreign soil with a two minute speech at Hospis Malaysia. "Providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing," she said, in support of a new a new paediatric palliative care programme. For some recent pictures visit the website of the British Monarchy.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Back in 1988 I took a trip in a boat, up a Malaysian River from Kuala Tembeling to Kuala Tahan. As far as I recall in those days it was the only way to get to Kuala Tahan, the gateway from which to explore Taman Negara National Park. There was a feeling of 'getting away from it all' as one lowered onself tentatively into the fragile craft for the 3 hour trip up to the Park Accomodation. The modern resort had not yet been built and the buildings there were just a collection of low wooden huts. As the boat pulled away from the jetty I remember feeling a real sense of relief that, for a few precious days, I was leaving most of the modern world behind.