Racket Boy – An autobiography by Philip George

Truth is a tricky business and it is often in the middle

To my family and most of my clan, Malaya’s rubber wealth brought mainly prosperity, with some pain. It wasn’t so across the plantation industry, as I grew up witnessing.

“There is no sin beyond the equator. Caoutchouc was first called Indian rubber because it came from the Indies, and the earliest European use of it was to rub out or erase the Indians.” The Devil’s Milk, A Social History of Rubber, John Tully.

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