A trip through time with ‘Pages from my Past’

KUALA LUMPUR: “Memories are borrowed time, so we must spend them well. That is why I am sharing this book today, as these are the memories we shared,” said author Kamaruddin Abdullah to his family and friends during the launch of his book.

The book, titled Pages from my Past, was launched by Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Pro-Chancellor Tan Sri Arshad Ayub yesterday at Don’s Warong in Plaza Damas, here.

Among the 300 distinguished guests present were former Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, former Muar member of parliament Datuk Dr Malek Munip and Media Prima chairman Datuk Johan Jaaffar, who also wrote the foreword for the book.

The 304-page book comprises five sections, where Kamaruddin takes the reader on a journey back to the 1950s and 1960s in Muar, Johor, where he was born and raised.

Kamaruddin said the book focuses on the values of society, something he rarely sees now, especially when it comes to neighbourly conduct and closeness in a family.

Arshad, who also hails from Muar, said it was important to recollect stories from the past to allow the younger generation to make comparisons between themselves and life in the old days.

Kamaruddin’s youngest daughter, Alisha, said she was eagerly anticipating the launch of her father’s book after reading some of his Facebook postings and blog entries.

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