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Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Origins of "Hang Tuah" Part 2

  History textbooks will be rewritten to align with the facts rather than myth and legend, according to historian Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim.

  For example, he said, there is no record of admiral of Malacca Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat and Princess Hang Li Po really exist, according to The Star.
  However, it is not clear whether anecdotal history that can not be verified will be included in the proposed new history syllabus for 2014.

  Khoo (right) are also part of the curriculum committee members to analyze, said talks should not be included as fact in textbooks.

"The main agenda of this committee to instill patriotic elements" (the students)

"My personal view, myths and legends should not be included in the curriculum.

"However, if they choose to insert it, it must clearly state that the story is not based on facts," he was quoted as saying to the English-language daily.