When You Hoodwink The People And Say It’s A Memoir

By Yuktes Vijay

Former AG Tan Sri Tommy Thomas’ recently released 573-page memoir, ‘My Story: Justice in the Wilderness’ probably holds the world record for having the most number of police reports filed against its content (134 from what I last read!). I do not deny that we have to applaud him for that. Because whenever someone writes a memoir, it is the version of each incident that would be disputed. For example, there are groups that believe that 9/11 is an inside job where else an equal number of them simply believe it was a terrorist attack orchestrated by Osama bin Laden from some cave in Afghanistan. Either way, the fact remains that 9/11 happened and those Twin Towers did go down to ground zero.

In Tommy’s case, those who have been implicated in his book for one reason or another have come forward to deny, dispute and outrightly dismiss whatever Tommy shared in his memoir. In other words, these people have claimed that Tommy’s book is a work of fiction rather than a collection of memoirs like everyone within the ‘Bangsar Bubble’ would like you to believe.