On 19 November 1985, 18 Malaysians died in Kampung Memali, Kedah, when the police attempted to arrest PAS member and religious leader Ibrahim Mahmood (aka Ibrahim Libya). Among the dead was Ibrahim Mahmood who had been using the Islamic cause as a front to help a group of politicians in the Opposition to seize power. This book is a first-hand account of the events that led to the tragedy, from the first arrest attempt in 1985, as seen through the eyes of Tunku Muszaffar Shah, OCPD Baling from 1981–1986. Why did the police enter the village without firearms even though they knew the villagers were armed with machetes and parangs? Why was the arresting party instructed to withdraw if the villagers resisted? What went wrong? Included in this book are:?
The 1986 government White Paper on The Memali Incident?
An account by Yusuf Husin, close supporter and disciple of Ibrahim Mahmood?
A commentary on a video recording of the incident by Special Branch videographer?
An Afterword by Tunku Abdul Aziz, former Vice President of Transparency International and President of the Kuala Lumpur Society for Integrity and Transparency