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Malaysia: Remembering Japanese Occupation

Categories: East Asia, Malaysia, History, War & Conflict

Ooi Boon-Leong writes another episode of his blog-memoir of Japanese occupation of Malaya [1] during the World War 2. “It was a Japanese school in that it taught us the Japanese language, arithmetic and drawing. There were about 40 Chinese boys in a class and the form master was also a Chinese. There were other teachers who were Indians, a Sikh (the locals) and a Japanese woman. I later found out that the locals had been teachers in English schools before the coming of the Japanese. They must have taken a crash course in Japanese to teach Japanese. Later on after the Occupation they went back to teach in English schools.”