Tiger Isle: A Government Of Thieves by E.S. Shankar
Mixing suspense with humor and pathos, E.S. Shankar's original and stunning debut novel is a classic story of endemic corruption in South East Asia and its racial, multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural democratic.
Memoir Perjuangan Politik - Syed Husin Ali by Syed Husin Ali
Memoir ini merupakan kenangan hidup penulis tentang perjuangan politiknya untuk menegakkan keadilan, kebajikan dan kebenaran bagi rakyat. Ia menceritakan mengenai penyertaan, kegiatan, pengalaman dan pandangan beliau terutama berhubung beberapa peristiwa politik yang melibatkan rakyat.
Malaysian Economy, The: Rethinking Policies & Purposes by Nambiar, Shankaran
Despite Malaysia's impressive economic growth over the last few decades, if it aims to move out of its middle-income status and achieve something of the dynamism of economies such as China and Korea, it requires a new roadmap. This book attempts at defining the parameters of the vision that will guide greater economic development. They critically engage with current economic policies with the intention of sharpening the focus on what needs to be done to drive the economy to greater heights.
Cendekiawan Melayu Penyuluh Emansipasi by Azhar Ibrahim
…para inteligensia kita seharusnya memikul tugas kemanusiaan dengan berfungsi sebagai peninjau idea dan penggerak menyanggah autoriti kuku besi dan salah guna kuasa, serta mengungkap gagasan idealisme pembaharuan yang boleh diterokai dalam masyarakatnya, dengan menyemai pemikiran kritis dan kreatif yang penting dalam menyuguhkan budaya berfikir. Mentelah lagi, di saat-saat ketaksuban idea dan rasa defensive apabila identiti agama/budaya kita dipalitkan dengan penjenayahan keganasan dan rasisme, adalah menjadi kewajiban di kalangan para inteligensia (a) memperbetulkan prejudis manusia yang senang mencari kambing hitam sebagai sasaran kebenciannya; (b) mengafirmasi moral restraint dalam keadaan saling tuduh dan saling berdendam; (c) menepis segala bentuk dogmatisme yang datang menjelma dalam berbagai aliran pemikiran baik agama, kebudayaan, politik dan sebagainya.
No Country For Righteous Men And Other Essays In A Culture Of Offendedness by S. Thayaparan
This is a collection of essays that examines the political landscape of Malaysia after five decades of independence. Using contemporary highly politicized issues as a launching pad to discover themes purposely hidden by the rhetoric of stability or change, this book offers an alternative view.
Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians: Essays On Energy Economy And Education by Anas Alam Faizli
This book examines the seeming discrepancy between Malaysia's abundant natural resources, particularly oil, and social equality issues. It attempts to uncover how Malaysia's oil and gas resources were developed and whether they have been exploited for.
Non Returnable: My Special Child From Heaven by Wati Knussi
This is a book about a mother's love and care for her special needs daughter. It presents her thoughts as she tried to cope with what was happening in her life in those months - from the day she first heard the prognosis up to the moment she finally accepted her daughter for what she was and the fact that her life would never be the same again.
Educational Issues In Multiethnic Malaysia by Tan Yao Sua; R. Santhiram
This book explores the contested terrains of education in multiethnic Malaysia. It comprises seven chapters that cover three crucial areas of educational provisions and delivery, namely education of ethnic minorities, education and national integration, and educational language policy.
Malay Kingship In Kedah: Religion, Trade, And Society by Maziar Mozaffari Falarti
This book probes and examines traditional sources of royal power and control, as well as indigenous socio-political systems in the Malay world. It focuses on the north-western Malaysian Sultanate of Kedah, which is acknowledged as the oldest unbroken independent kingship line in the Malay and Islamic world with one thousand years of history. It concludes that the ruling dynasty has historically exploited a wide range of unique environmental conditions, local traditions, global spiritual trends, and economic forces to preserve and strengthen its political position.
Malay Rulers, The: Regression Or Reform? by Syed Husin Ali
This book considers the subject of the traditional Rulers of Malaysia from three perspectives - contemporary, historical and comparative. It looks looks at Malaysia within the context of different systems in various countries and the positions of their respective Rulers and the changes they have experienced, and predicts the likely future for The Malay Rulers, without being sensational or controversial.
No Other Way Out: A Biography Of Ong Seok Kim A Pioneer In Chinese Education In Malaysia Social Worker And Philanthropist by Wang Jianshi: Ong Eng-Joo
This book traces Ong Seok Kim's long and arduous journey from the depths of poverty in China to wealth in his adopted country, and how his credibility and personal motto of abstinence from gambling, alcohol, smoking and debauchery were instrumental in him becoming one of Malaya's leading philanthropists.
Gay Is Ok! A Christian Perspective by Ngeo Boon Lin
The author, as a Christian theologian and a pastor, provides a concise and yet profound analysis, as well as alternative scriptural interpretations of historical criticism of the story of Sodom in Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22; 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Timothy 1:9-10. According to the author, these are the biblical verses that have been wrongly employed and misused by many Christians to condemn gays and lesbians, and argues forcefully that gay is ok and that Christian churches should embrace LGBT people.
Elections Bullshit, The by Kee Thuan Chye
Kee Thuan Chye tells the story of Malaysia's 13th general election before, during and after polling day from his own experience and perspective of it. He intersperses it with articles commenting on pressing issues and the need for change. This part narrative, part documentary, part polemic paints a clearer picture of the elections than straightforward reportage can do.
Dark Spring: Essays On The Ideological Roots Of Malaysia's Ge-13 by Rahman, Azly
In Dark Spring, Azly Rahman writes of an emancipated Malaysian society free of hegemony, repression, and suppression. Azly contends that Malaysia must move from a rent-seeking 'feudal-cracy' benefitting the few, to a modern and progressive society where sustainability and adaptation form the premise behind public policy and administration.
Migrating To Australia: Good Meh?? by Soong, Ken; Michael Soong
Written by two brothers who have been living in Australia for some time, this book presents the bitter sweet - and sour - truth based on the authors' experiences as Malaysian migrants living in Australia - from the perspectives of not only Malaysians but also Southeast Asians.
Electoral Dynamics In Malaysia: Findings From The Grassroots by Weiss, Meredith L.
Malaysia's 13th general election, held 5 May 2013, saw an unprecedentedly close race between the incumbent Barisan Nasional (National Front, BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance, Pakatan) coalitions. For the first time in Malaysian history, a challenger coalition not only kept the BN from regaining the two-thirds parliamentary super-majority it had lost in the previous election, in 2008, but eked out a slim majority of the popular vote. While many Malaysian election is a big event, this one in particular merits close scrutiny. The present volume offers evidence and analysis with which to probe both the merits of common interpretations of who voted how, and why, and to suggest new readings on Malaysian politics.
Contemporary Islamic Discourse In The Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives by Azhar Ibrahim
This volume captures the interplay between religion and social thought in comparative case studies from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Drawing on a critical sociology of knowledge and a profound understanding of historical contexts, the central focus is on Muslim intellectuals who have grappled with the impact of modernity in these societies, between those seeking to reform Islam's role and those who take a hardline defensive stance. The discussion deals successively with the role of religious traditionalism, the upsurge of dakwah revivalism and the public sphere, attitudes towards democracy and pluralism, and finally the ideas advanced by liberal Islam and its opponents.
Chronicle Of Malaysia: Fifty Years Of Headline News 1963-2013 by Mathews, Philip
This revised and updated edition of the Chronicle of Malaysia brings the full dramatic sweep of Malaysia's history up to date, taking the reader through the nation's first 50 years from the formation of Malaysia in 1963 all the way to 2013. It is packed with illustrated news stories covering hundreds of the nation's key social, political, cultural and sporting events. As a compendium of all aspects of Malaysian life, the book captures the mood of the day with a sense of vividness and immediacy. Concise, accessible articles-revised and rewritten to engage today's readers-are introduced by headlines and liberally illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned cartoons.
Textiles From Borneo: Iban Kantu Ketungau And Mualang Peoples by Amann, Heribert
This book shows the extraordinary richness of textile art from Iban and their neighbouring tribes of Kantu, Ketungau and Mualang, in the north of Borneo. The more than 150 full page brilliant colour photographs are taken from one of the most outstanding private collections of these works and many have never been published before. The works are ceremonial textiles used in rites of passages birth, marriage, death dyed with natural colours and woven in traditional Ikat techniques and also include the clothing worn during those ceremonies. This rich textile tradition remains influential for contemporary textile artists and designers. Note: Until the turn of the last century these tribes were still practicing headhunting! Some 25 black and white archival photographs add context to the tribal traditions.
What's The Big Deal With Iskandar Malaysia - A Book On How-To What-To-Do Where-To-Find For Property Investing In Iskandar Malaysia by Khoo, Ryan
A clearly presented account of the Iskandar Malaysia development and its potentials for investors in Singapore. The writer, a property investor, is promoting the positive potentials of Iskandar investment and also utters some warnings for the unwary.