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By Uli Kozok

"That is why the amazing result of the fieldwork and next analytical examine via the German student, Dr. Uli Kozok, are striking. by way of devoting huge time and cash to his venture within the inside of Sumatra, Kozok has produced effects that would switch the writing of the historical past of Malay. [...] through undertaking fieldwork (Kozok observed the textual content in Kerinci in August 2002), by way of following up leads from the colonial literature (Voorhoeve's compilation), by means of studying the textual content with no counting on authorised wisdom and by way of taking the step of utilizing the most recent know-how to procure an empirical standpoint concerning the fabric, Kozok has succeeded in laying a huge a part of a origin for the rewriting of the historical past of Malay in Indonesia!" - James T. Collins (2004, pp. 18-19)

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