Syed Hussein Alatas

Politician, Author

1928 – 2007

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Who was Syed Hussein Alatas?

Syed Hussein Alatas was a Malaysian academician, sociologist, founder of social science organizations, and politician. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya in the 1980s, and formed the Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia. Syed Hussein wrote several books on corruption, multi-racialism, imperialism, and intellectual captivity as part of the colonial, and post colonial, project, the most famous being The Myth of the Lazy Native.

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Born
1928
Bogor
Religion
  • Islam
Profession
Education
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
Died
Jan 23, 2007
Bukit Damansara

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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