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Early Child Care And Education In Malaysia Towards ProfessionalisationEarly Child Care And Education In Malaysia Towards Professionalisation by Lydia Foong; Palanisamy K. Veloo; M. Dhamotharan

This book reviews the status and work conditions of the Early Child Care and Education workforce in the private sector in Malaysia. The authors provide recommendations for ECCE operators to realise their obligations to recognise the potential of staff members and help them fulfil their needs for self-actualisation. Issues examined include the teaching and learning processes, the overall status of professionalism and the structure that supports it, and how the transition to primary schools can be managed effectively.

Controlled Chaos: Essays On Malaysia's New Politics Beyond Mahathirism And The Multimedia Super CorridorControlled Chaos: Essays On Malaysia's New Politics Beyond Mahathirism And The Multimedia Super Corridor by Rahman, Azly

Through this collection of essays on Malaysia's "new politics", Azly Rahman once again provides a superb insight into contemporary Malaysian political narratives. Azly poses a series of questions to the reader to think critically about issues concerning Obama-ism, Hudud, censorship and the institutionalization of Islam.

Politics Of The Temporary: An Ethnography Of Migrant Life In Urban MalaysiaPolitics Of The Temporary: An Ethnography Of Migrant Life In Urban Malaysia by Parthiban Muniandy

For more than three decades Malaysia's economic growth has been driven in part by the skills and sweat of large numbers of migrant workers. The country has become the temporary home for more than two million documented migrants. Many more than that are undocumented, living precarious lives on the margins of society. Politics of the Temporary details the rich, complex and often difficult realities of the lives of migrants in Malaysia. Through a series of reflective and critical ethnographic notes - and told in the words of migrants themselves - it provides an intimate examination of the many ways that migrants adapt to life in the city, their innovative strategies for coping with pressures of work and discrimination, and their capacity to forge new networks and build informal communities.

Equilibrium: Wong Perng FeyEquilibrium: Wong Perng Fey by Kiwitt, Ronald; Martina Ziesse; Haffendi Anuar

This large format book is a groundbreaking body of work by Wong Perng Fey. Wong Perng Fey (b. 1974, Kuala Lumpur) is an artist that has built his reputation as an experimental and versatile painter. His works are in many prominent public collections. His gestural paintings of figures, nature and natural vistas fluctuate between abstraction and figuration with an acute sensitivity to colours, layers and textures. With writings by Ronald Kiwitt, Martina Ziesse and Haffendi Anuar.

Climate Risks, Regional Integration, And Sustainability In The Mekong RegionClimate Risks, Regional Integration, And Sustainability In The Mekong Region by Louis Lebel, Chu Thai Hoanh Et Al

Rapid economic growth coupled with current and projected climate risks are challenging livelihoods and ecosystems in the Mekong region. In this book, the Sustainable Mekong Research Network brings together multi-country studies, each of which included significant engagement with boundary partners, to analyze the impacts of, and ways to adapt to, climate risks and unsustainable growth in a highly interdependent region.

Malaysians Boleh?Malaysians Boleh? by Dean Johns

This is a compilation of excellent socio-political commentaries on Malaysia from Dean Johns' weekly columns for

Affirmative Action Or Discrimination? A Comparative Study Of Higher Education In The Us And MalaysiaAffirmative Action Or Discrimination? A Comparative Study Of Higher Education In The Us And Malaysia by Kong Wee Cheng

Preferential treatment policy has been in place in the US and Malaysia for over a few decades. What are the consequences of preferential treatment in higher education in the two countries? Have this preferential policy achieved its initial goals? How do members of the beneficiary and non-beneficiary groups respond to it? This book addresses the origins including the political implications of preferential policy in Malaysia and the US. It seeks an in depth understanding of the consequences of the policy.

Ethnic Relations In Malaysia: Harmony & Conflict (New Edition)Ethnic Relations In Malaysia: Harmony & Conflict (New Edition) by Syed Husin Ali

With Malaysia in the throes of sweeping political change, academic turned political activist Dr Syed Husin Ali traces how ethnicity has been manipulated, since Independence, by Malaysian politicians for their own gain to the detriment of the masses. He dissects the origins, fallacies and destructive nature of ethnic politics in Malaysia and examines the issue of class versus ethnicity or race. It is time, he argues, for an end torace or ethnic-based politics. In this new edition, the author has updated the book in terms of facts and events, and included two more articles.

Temiar Religion 1964-2012: Enchantment, Disenchantment And Re-Enchanment In Malaysia's UplandsTemiar Religion 1964-2012: Enchantment, Disenchantment And Re-Enchanment In Malaysia's Uplands by Benjamin, Geoffrey

The Temiars, a Mon-Khmer-speaking Orang Asli society living in the uplands of northern Peninsular Malaysia, have long attracted popular attention in the West for reports that ascribed to them the special psychotherapeutic known as 'Senoi Dreamwork'. However, the reality of Temiar religion and society, as studied and recorded by Geoffrey Benjamin over 50 years, is even more fascinating than that popular portrayal - which is shown to be based on a serious misrepresentation of Temiar practice. Benjamin's ongoing fieldwork in the 1970s, 1990s and 2000s followed the Temiars through processes of religious dis-enchantment and re-enchantment, as they reacted in various ways to the advent of Baha'i, Islam and Christianity.

Scenes Of Malaysia: A Watercolour AlbumScenes Of Malaysia: A Watercolour Album by Loo, Peter & Pua Meng Chin

This vibrant collection of watercolours offers readers a tour through the country's iconic buildings, neighbourhoods and scenes. With loving detail, Malaysians Peter Loo and Pua Meng Chin capture aspects of life in the country. It features everything from iconic buildings such as the Petronas Twin Towers in KL and the E&O Hotel in Penang to the shophouses of the World Heritage cities of Georgetown and Malacca; from places of worship such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, Christ Church and the Batu Caves; from popular dishes such as Nasi Lemak and Satay to Malaysian craft such as batik and the Wau Bulan kites. This is a veritable A-to-Z gallery of Malaysia, presented in an attractive watercolour format.

Agriculture In The Malaysian RegionAgriculture In The Malaysian Region by Hill, R. D.

Malaysia's transition from a country dependent on agriculture and mining to an industrialized society is readily apparent, but the process of change remains poorly understood. When R.D. Hill began studying agriculture in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei in the 1960s, he found swiddening, market-gardening, semi-commercial wet-rice cultivation and large scale plantations. Today, Malaysian agriculture has become highly capital-intensive and increasingly specialized, and many forms of production have all but disappeared. Once dependent on the export of primary products such as tin, rubber and palm oil, Malaysia is now an industrialized, middle income country. Singapore has nearly abandoned its primary sector. This completely revised edition of Hill's 1982 study, with two lengthy new chapters, explains the evolution of agriculture in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore over the last forty years, with particular attention to the agro-ecosystems of the major crops.

CrisisCrisis by K.M. Ariff

This is a novel with the Asian East Asian financial crisis, which plunges the Malaysian currency and stock market into turmoil, as background. Economists have previously published serious attempts to understand the East Asian crisis. Here, the author invites you into a tale of greed, mistakes, sorrow and redemption, bringing home the lessons learned.

Becoming Hannah: A Personal JourneyBecoming Hannah: A Personal Journey by Yeoh, Hannah; Deborah Loh

Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan is the Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly and State Assemblyman for Subang Jaya, Selangor. This is Hannah's story, from finding God to rediscovering her confidence, to the miracle of her marriage proposal and her amazing journey into politics.

Peaceful People, The: The Penan And Their Fight For The ForestPeaceful People, The: The Penan And Their Fight For The Forest by Malone, Paul

The Peaceful People is the story of the Penan, the jungle nomads of Sarawak, who for decades have fought for possession and preservation of their traditional forest lands. Drawing on extensive first-hand interviews, as well as the diaries and journals of explorers, botanists and colonial administrators, and the observations of missionaries, the book provides the most comprehensive account of the dynamics of Penan society to date. Written in a compelling and accessible style, the narrative tells the shocking history of the Penan, exposing massacres and murders, while recounting the nomads' uniquely shy and peaceful way of life.

Eight Pioneers Of Malaysian Art (Second Edition)Eight Pioneers Of Malaysian Art (Second Edition) by Dato' Dr. Tan Chee Khuan

Handsomely-produced and containing more than 200 depictions of the eight artists' work, this book promises to become the definitive tome on the pioneer artists of Malaysia. Further to the beautiful paintings and artwork, the book contains exhaustive essays, notes, biodata and more, ensuring the work will prove illuminating to anyone with an interest in the work, lives and struggles of Malaysia's most important artists.

50 Years Of Malaysia: Federalism Revisited50 Years Of Malaysia: Federalism Revisited by Harding, Andrew J.; James Chin (Eds.)

On 16 September 1963 Malaysia came into being with the accession of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore to the existing Federation of Malaya. This book marks the 50th anniversary of this notable event in South East Asia's history. The focus of the book will be mainly on the experience of Sabah and Sarawak as subjects of the federation. It looks at the experience of federalism from a number of different perspectives, keeping in mind not just the effects of federalism on Sabah and Sarawak but also the effects on the federation as a whole. Has the bargain of 1963 been adhered to? Has Malaysian federalism been a successful example of this form of government in Asia, or has the bargain been undermined in ways contrary to the original deal in the Malaysia Agreement of 1963? What have been the practical effects on East Malaysia during 50 years?

Malaysia's Socio-Economic Transformation: Ideas For The Next DecadeMalaysia's Socio-Economic Transformation: Ideas For The Next Decade by Das, Sanchita Basu; Lee Poh Onn (Eds.)

Since 1957, Malaysia's economic development has been an account of growth, transformation, and of structural change. More than 75 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) comes from the manufacturing and services sectors. However, Malaysia is stuck in a middle-income trap and is facing challenges on the economic and political front. In June 2010, Prime Minister Najib Razak unveiled the 10th Malaysian Plan (2011-15) to chart the development of Malaysia from a middle- to high-income nation. This publication represents a policy-oriented stocktake and evaluation by academics, policy-makers, and business people on Malaysia's achievements, present work-in-progress endeavours, and some of the future challenges facing the nation in its pursuit to achieve a developed high-income country status.

Wit & Wisdom Of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, TheWit & Wisdom Of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, The by

Malaysia's longest-serving and most outspoken prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been politically active for more than 60 years. As a young doctor he agitated for independence from the British and promoted the rights of the Malays, and his long political career culminated in his 22-year term as prime minister during which Malaysia s rapid development, his forthright words and singular policies thrust the country into the eyes of the world. Throughout his career, Dr Mahathir has spoken and written in a frank and uncompromising manner and he has continued to do so since retiring from the premiership in 2003; he remains a controversial figure to this day. The Wit and Wisdom of Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a collection of nearly 600 quotations, arranged by topic, spanning his time in government and beyond.

Penang: The Fourth Presidency Of India 1805-1830 Volume One - Ships, Men And MansionsPenang: The Fourth Presidency Of India 1805-1830 Volume One - Ships, Men And Mansions by Langdon, Marcus

A little over two centuries ago, Penang became the fourth most important settlement - a presidency - of the British East India Company's Indian territories. The fateful decision changed Penang's future forever, reshaping it into a key player in the international trade network linking Europe with India and China. The first of a three-volume series, Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India presents an in-depth and compelling narrative of this fascinating period in history, focusing specifically on the role shipbuilding played, the leading political personalities, and two historic buildings that highlight the struggles, successes and failures of the early settlement. Illustrated with several never-before-seen paintings, engravings and maps, the volume and those to follow will be the authoritative reference for historians and general reader for generations to come.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion, The: A Museum Of Straits Chinese Cultural HeritagePinang Peranakan Mansion, The: A Museum Of Straits Chinese Cultural Heritage by Choo, Chan Suan

The peranakan was a prominent and unique community of acculturated Chinese who migrated from their homeland to the Straits Settlements of which Penang is a part. Also known as the Babas and the Nyonyas, they adopted selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British. A unique lifestyle came forth out of this amalgamation of different cultures and customs, which left behind not only a rich legacy of antiques but also its cultural influences like cuisine and language, all of which are still evident in Penang today. So why turn the home of one of Penang's historical personalities into a Peranakan museum? Why not! What better place to house the finest of Baba-Nyonya antiques and collectibles than within one of Penang's greatest heritage homes.