DE L'ÉDITEUR : The late
Khor Cheang Kee [1915-1995] 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.
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
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.