We must put our heads together to come up with an amicable and fair solution. No interpretation of history can be truly objective. Winston Churchill, the resourceful World War II British Prime Minister said with glee "I'm going to change history because i'm going to write it." Read History of World War II and you will be convinced of this. No historian can be unbiased in his perspective of history because history as a subject calls for analysis and evaluation, not to mention personal preference. No school history textbook writer in Malaysia can be fair as they report to the Education Ministry's curriculum development committee. No government can be totally egalitarian and democratic at all times as they face new challenges and contexts of development, But historian have and must have the honesty to be factual even though the story telling or narrative sharing is impinged by the factors of style variance and preference.
History for Nation Building must represent the collective desire of protagonists, antagonists, individual and groups to put forward a historical narrative that takes into account the contributions of all who call Malaya it's their home and love it so much we dare speak the truth. Each Malaysian community mus henceforth see that in each history textbook there is a record of their community's contribution to nation building.