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selected articles from the newspaper Majlis, transcribed by Raimy Che Ross.


Majlis, twice-weekly to daily, Kuala Lumpur 1932-1941.


extracts from 1932-1935.


Kuala Lumpur, including contributions from the Straits Settlements and Malay States.


117754 words, including 16 verses.


to the dated issue and page of the newspaper in which the article appeared.


This text was kindly provided by the Jawi Transcription Project, National University of Singapore
through the good offices of Mark Emmanuel

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Editorial notes and bibliography
Majlis appeared twice weekly until Jan 1932, then thrice weekly until 1939, then daily.   Its editors were Abdul Rahim Kajai (1931-35), Othman Kalam (1935-39), Ibrahim bin Haji Yaakob (1939-41) and Salehuddin (1941).
•  William R. Roff, The Origins of Malay Nationalism, Yale University Press, 1967 (Yale Southeast Asia Studies, 2); reprinted: Kuala Lumpur: Penerbit Universiti Malaya, 1974.
•  Mohd. b. Dato' Muda, Tarikh Surat Khabar, Bukit Mertajam, 1940.
•  Za'ba [Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad],"Modern Developments", Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 17.3 (1939): 142-162.
•  William R. Roff, Bibliography of Malay and Arabic Periodicals published in the Straits Settlements and Peninsular Malay States 1876-1941 with an annotated union list of holdings in Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, London: O.U.P., 1972 (London Oriental Bibliographies, volume 3), p.46 (item 90).
Added:  August 2005
The transcription was prepared under less than ideal conditions, and under severe pressure of time.  It cannot therefore be guaranteed to be wholly accurate.  It has been substantially edited in preparation for inclusion in the MCP.   The National University of Singapore plans to make images of the original Jawi text available on line, and when these images become available, they will be linked to the MCP.