Ibrahim Syukri

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This translation of Ibrahim Syukri’s Sejarah Kerajaan Melayu Patani (SKMP) makes available a little known but important manuscript published privately ca. 1950 and printed in jawi (Malay written in a modified Arabic script). Shortly after its publication, the book was banned in both Thailand and Malaysia. It appears that a few copies of the original printing survived.

“[History of the Malay Kingdom of Patani] represents a remarkable effort by a strongly involved local historian to present his view of Patani's past.”