Rabu, 4 Julai 2012
MANUSIA BUKU DAN BUKU BUKU
PAK CHONG DAN BUKU BUKU
malam ini radio bangsar utama
akan menemu bual cong ton sin
atau nama pop nya pak chong
pemilik penerbit buku buku kiri
yang paling besar di malaysia
bekas mangsa tahanan isa - 1968 - 1976
buku buku terbitan pak chong
dari pelbagai genre
malam ini pak chong akan melihat
kembali zaman muda
kenapa dia ditahan selama 9 tahun
juga tentang buku buku dan buku
DALAM KEM TAHANAN
(temubual butgraph dengan pak chong)
TNG: Where and when were you born?
Chong Ton Sin: I was born in Senai, Johor – in a house, I think – on 22 March 1948. One month after I was born, my family moved to Kluang, Johor.
Where did you grow up?
In Kluang, until I got arrested under the ISA in 1968. I went to a primary and secondary Chinese[-medium] school there. I didn’t finish secondary school.
Can you trace your ancestry?
I don’t remember my grandparents. My mother and father came from Guangdong province in south China. They got married there and then came to this part of the world. First they settled in Indonesia, in Riau island, I think. Yes, during [World War II], I think they were still in Riau. I have one elder sister who was born in China, two sisters and two brothers who were born in Indonesia, and myself and two younger brothers born here.
What is your strongest memory of Kluang?
We lived in a big Malay village. But there was a group of Chinese families living in the village. We lived harmoniously together, though the Chinese hardly interacted with the Malays. I couldn’t really speak Malay that well.
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