One of my latest purchase is "A Servant of Sarawak" by Dato Dr.Sir Peter Mooney.
It is a book which one picks up to read and really cannot put down. I even read when I was having y meals. And DVDs have to wait!! Astro was switched off until I finished reading the book.
Indeed I was transported to the Sarawak of the 50's...the seven years he was in Sarawak.
If you are from Sibu do you know of Journey's End? Do you know of the murder which took place in one of the houses there? Do you know which house it was?
Dato' Dr. Sir Peter Mooney
|This book has a sub-title "Reminiscences of a Crown Counsel in 1950s Borneo".|
Once YOU have read the book you will have a different perspective of the Old Sarawak . Furthermore you would relish the shared memories if you had lived in the state during the time like me.
I really felt very much a part of one of the cases he described. The Sibu case can be considered one of the most well known murder cases in Sibu in the earlier years. However when the case was heard even though I was still a primary school pupil I was mersmerized by the daily retelling of the court scenes by our Malay washerwoman and friend Kak. Gossips naturally floated around and mum was entertained by Kak's story. I can still see kak fluttering before mum and gesturing animatedly. The whole Kampong Nyabor was alerted by the case and different versions of the stories resulted. Now I have Dato Mooney's version in writing - 50 years later.