The book launch of “Sikhs in Malaysia: A Comprehensive History” took place three days ago, on the morning of April 10th, at the Royal Selangor Club. Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah launched it.
The Sikh community has played an influential role in society as early even to the time of the British colonisation in the country.
Furthermore, it is a self-evident statement that, despite being a minority, the community’s contribution to the country is equal to that of the majority.
According to TheStar, Sultan Nazrin stated that despite constituting only 2.5 percent of the population, the Sikh community has always stood out and made their presence known.
The Sultan believes and states that there are certain ingredients that explain why the Sikh community has excelled in most of the country’s top careers.
Sultan Nazrin, citing various prominent Sikh figures in Singapore and Malaysia, stated that adaptability was one of the “main ingredients” for the community’s success.
Dr. Ranjith Singh Malhi’s book will highlight the contributions of the Sikh community while providing amusing and illuminating details about different aspects of the their history.
Sultan Nazrin further said;
I highly recommend you to delve into this most readable book, which I believe is destined to become a classic in this field.
Well, it is essential for the young generation to recognise those who have liberated themselves from colonial oppression. Their blood and sweat are the primary reasons we live in peace today. Knowing how all of this was possible back then and applying it to present life is what you call “intelligence.”