Monthly Archives: May 1985

Dr. Syed Hussein Alatas (1928-2007)

Syed Hussein Alatas was a Malaysian academician, sociologist, founder of social science organizations, and former politician. He was once Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya in the 1980s, and formed the Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia. I met “Abah” in 1985 in Singapore and he had a tremendous impact on my thinking about Islam and the […]