Pusat Sejarah Rakyat

Who we are?

PSR merupakan sebuah arkib sejarah bebas yang merakamkan perjuangan rakyat di Malaysia dan Singapura. 

People’s History Centre is an independent historical archives of the people’s struggle in Malaysia and Singapore.

Oral History Project

People’s Histories and the Making of Malaysia

Projek “People’s History and the Making of Malaysia” adalah sebuah projek sejarah lisan (oral history project) yang bertujuan untuk mengumpul, menyimpan dan mengembalikan memori individu-individu – tokoh-tokoh penting dan juga rakyat biasa – yang telah melibatkan diri dalam pembangunan negara ini bagi menceritakan sejarah Malaysia dari perspektif rakyat.

About the Project

We want your stories

Introduction to PSR Oral History Project

Oral history is about telling stories ­ and listening to stories ­ and documenting and disseminating these stories. Such stories, we have come to recognize, are not just individual histories, or family histories, but belong to the rich and intricate fabric of national history. In many countries, this recognition ­ that people’s’ histories are central to the life of the nation ­ has led to major oral history projects being undertaken by government institutions and universities.

Pusat Sejarah Rakyat is initiating the Making of Malaysia People’s Histories project because no one else is doing it ­ not the National Archive, none of our universities. We believe that many people’s stories have been neglected and silenced in the telling of the national story, and that the recording and dissemination of such stories will help enrich the national conversation.

It is a big and ambitious project ­ for a start­up with no funding. Our main resource will have to come from civil society. Beginning with you, we will have to get more and more people involved.

Submit your story here