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Kuala Lumpur at war

Former child labourer John Robson witnessed a public execution at the old Pavilion Theatre in Kuala Lumpur. It was only one of many atrocities committed throughout the Japanese Occupation.

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Never Forgotten

 SEVERAL weeks ago, Lim Chung Bee, 93, sat down to tell R.AGE the remarkable story of how he survived being a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II. As his loving grandchildren listened on, he spoke of how he was captured en route to Darwin, Australia in 1942 while serving with the […]

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Finding humanity during WWII

Despite the cruelty during the Occupation of Malaya, young Siti Hasmah found humanity in the Japanese invaders.

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Bittersweet lessons from WWII

The grandchildren of Malayan WWII survivors discover – and learn – from their grandparents’ wartime pasts.

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Student Contributions

Since the launch of the Last Survivors, university students have gone out in search of their own survivors, to film and document their stories before they’re lost forever.

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THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF KUALA LUMPUR, THROUGH THE EYES OF A SURVIVOR

At 22, Yoke Kwan experienced both horror and humour during the Japanese Occupation.

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The Iron Lady of Johor

Then only 15, Yap Chwee Lan rescued more than 300 people from death during the Japanese Occupation.

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This man witnessed the start of World War II

Omar Senik was on Sabak Beach the day the Japanese invaded Malaya, an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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