Tribute to Prof. Dato’ Dr. Shaharil TalibJuly 30, 2018

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Shaharil Talib passed away on 24 July 2018. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Shaharil Talib was an eminent scholar and one of the leading historians of his generation, both of colonial Malaya and Southeast Asia. After obtaining his PhD at Monash University he joined the Southeast Asian Studies Department of the University of Malaya (UM) to become Professor and Head of Department. It was at the UM where he spent more than 30 years of his academic life. A self-confessed Marxist who became a prominent member of a radical group of Malay historians in the 1970s and 1980s, the period considered the height of nationalism in the Southeast Asian region, his most signific...Read more