Five Minutes: Portraits By Paul Gadd People Of Malaysia by Gadd, Paul(Photo); Chua Siew Ching(Text)
Five Minutes, a Photographic Portraits book of People of Malaysia gives us a true insight to how people live in Malaysia, from the rich and famous to the local fisherman in the most Northern parts of the country. Each thought provoking image has a short story of that persons life, from their dreams to their regrets.
History Of Classical Malay Literature, A by Liaw Yock Fang
This is the 2013 first edition in English of a detailed narrative-based history of classical Malay literature already published at various times in Indonesian and in Malay. Translations with introductory commentaries are given for any immense range of material, folk literatures; tales based on the Indian epics; Javanese Panji stories; Hindu and Islamic tales and legends; historical narratives and the literature of Islamic theology; the Classical Malay Law Codes; and the final chapter explores the poetic form of pantun and syair. With bibliography and index.
Limbang Rebellion: 7 Days In December 1962 by Chanin, Eileen
In early December 1962 there was a surprise rebel uprising in northern Borneo. The leader of the anti-colonialist North Kalimantan National Army, Sheikh Azahari, mounted the insurrection that became known as the Brunei Revolt. It aimed to thwart Britain and Malaya's plan to combine the British territories of Borneo into a new Federation of Malaysia.
The river town of Limbang, an administrative centre in the British colony of Sarawak, became the pivot of the rebellion that was to be the opening act of the military and diplomatic conflict known as 'Konfrontasi.'
Combining eyewitness accounts with thorough research, Limbang Rebellion reveals what it was like to be thrown into this intense and unexpected conflict in which hostages were taken and threatened with execution. It describes the involvement of the Royal Marines under Captain Jeremy Moore, MC, and the daring rescue mission he devised under challenging circumstances, which included being vastly outnumbered by the rebel forces. The result is a gripping account of seven dramatic days when a small town in northern Borneo suddenly seized the world's attention.
Nazi Goreng: Young, Malay, Fanatic, Skinheads by Ferrarese, Marco
Nazi Goreng is a disturbing story of one young Malay man's coming-of-age in the big city and offers a stunning portrait of the racial tensions that pervade Malaysian society. Asrul is a fanatical yet na?ve Muslim skinhead from small town Kedah, who finds escape in hardcore punk and aspires to life in the big city. After Asrul is recruited by friend Malik to join a neo-Nazi skinhead gang, the boys move to Penang to realise their racially fuelled teenage dreams. In this intense and gripping debut, Asia-based punk rock guitarist Marco Ferrarese dishes up a powerful portrayal of displaced urban Malay life.
New Beginnings by Chan Ling Yap
In the southern Province of Guangxi amidst the turmoil of the Taiping Rebellion and the Opium War, a woman is kidnapped and her husband shipped out as a coolie to Singapore. Yet from despair came good fortune. Seen through the eyes of one family, this is a moving story of the scourge of opium and one man's plight and rise in fortune in British Malaya.
Princess Play: Volume Ii In The Kain Songket Mysteries Series by Ismail, Barbara
Kelantanese kain songket trader and amateur sleuth Mak Cik Maryam is plunged once again into the shadowy world of murder, hatred and madness when a fellow market woman is killed after a successful main puteri (princess play) curing ceremony. Sorcery is suspected, though Maryam believes there are sufficient human suspects to investigate before considering the supernatural. Solving the crime requires the unravelling of a knot of family secrets, madness and familiar spirits. Once again Mak Cik Maryam brings Kelantan common sense, jewellery and an instinct for truth to shed light on a situation which appears at first to be insoluble. Follow Malaysia's favourite female detective in Princess Play, the second Kelantanese murder case in the Kain Songket Mysteries series.
Karpal Singh: Tiger Of Jelutong by Donoghue, Tim
This biography of Penang-born Karpal Singh (b. 1940) widely known as the "Tiger of Jelutong", highlights many of the dramatic events in a career which has included some of the most notorious criminal trials and political dramas of Malaysia's recent history. Although now a tetraplegic following a traffic accident, Karpal Singh still shows his tenacity in the Law and in Malaysian politics. With many black-and-white photo insets, bibliography and index.
Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years In Malaysia by Welsh, Bridget; James U. H. Chin (Eds.)
Whether and how Tun Abdullah Badawi's 2003-2008 premiership of Malaysia changed the country's political landscape is explored by 38 thoughtful Malaysian and non-Malaysian academics, politicians, journalists and others. To many, the "Pak Lah" years were a disappointment; others think his constructive work has been ignored or denigrated. The introduction overviews the course of Abdullah Badawi's life and period office. This is followed by an insightful interview witih Pak Lah himself. The ensuing papers and interviews assess the period from different domestic points of view, explore the socio-economic dynamics and obstacles of those years and then four writers look at the foreign policy and outreach dimension of Tun Abdullah's period of office. Plenty of food here for thought.
Growing Up With The Nation by Ahmad Kamil Jaafar
This memoir by Kedah-born Tan Sri Kamil Jaafar (b. 1937) offers many informative insights into Malaysia's national development as well as the functioning of the country's Foreign Service of which he became Secretary General in 1989. Though now returned, he remains a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister. Each of the 17 chapters relates to the author's experience of past or ongoing matter of conern in Malaysia's foreign relations or international involvements including the Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sudan-Somalia conflicts. In the final chapter, the author considers some of the factors which, after Malaysia's 50 years of increasing stature as a harmonious pluralistic society, seem to be causing divisive erosion. With black-and-white photographs and index.
Voices: 13Th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale 2012 Malaysia Pavilion by
Photographs, drawings, and 3D diagrams present Malaysia;s exhibits at the 2012 Venice Biennale architecture exhibition.
Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories by Lyons, Kay
Introduced by background information on Malaysia's cultural diversity, nine of the country's traditional legends are here retold for reading to children. The vivid illustrations are in a colourful "modern na?ve" style.
Umno-Nomics: The Dark Side Of The Budget by Teh Chi-Chang; Johnny Ang
Here is a humorous and lively politically driven critique of Malaysia's federal Budget. The black-and-white cartoons and outspoken commentary highlight the dark underside of Malaysia's finances and budgetary structure.
Done Making Do: 1 Party Rule Ends In Malaysia by Ooi Kee Beng
The past five years have held tremendous significance for the process of nation building in Malaysia. Civil society and voters, especially in urban areas, are making new and strong demands on the government, in fact on governance per se; the opposition parties that managed to pull off successful electoral upsets in 2008 have formed a viable coalition to challenge the long-term federal government; and the federal government itself has been trying to adopt a reformist image without alienating its numerous conservative supporters. Although the government's slogan of 1Malaysia was meant to signify national unity, it lacked credibility because many of the systemic deficiencies of sustained one party - 1Party - rule still remained. This collection of articles studies various aspects of change now pushed into the foreground for discussion.
Ecoarchitecture The Work Of Ken Yeang by Hart, Sara
Ken Yeang is internationally recognised as the leading proponent of ecological design in architecture. He is probably best known as the inventor of the green skyscraper; it was his innovative idea to incorporate bioclimatic features in a high-density building type. It is for this and his ecological urban design that he has gained a uniquely influential position within architecture. Featuring 22 of Yeang's most significant projects, this is the first definitive book to cover his 40-year career.
Today And Tomorrow: Emerging Practices In Malaysian Art by
This book offers a glimpse of the Malaysian art scene in the making, seeking out and briefly documenting practices and tendencies that have emerged over the past several years which have captured the attention of contemporary audiences. It showcases the works of game-changers and risk-takers in a shifting art ecology with the greater aim of capturing the spirit of a rising generation. Artists featured in the book include recent winners of The Young Contemporaries and Malaysian Emerging Artists Awards. Many of them are painters but there are also those focusing on photography, sound, street art and design as well as performance, installation, video and object-making.
Malaya's Early Music Scene: Musika - Arena Muzik Silam Di Malaya by Azlan Mohamed Said
Many archival photographs are included in this insider's account of Malaya's music scene 1900-1965, a period of close Malaya/Singapore interchange. The first section overviews the history of Malay music, traditional songs and the early 20th century's Bangsawan opera, and gramophone and radio music. This music scene and Japanese policy 1942-45 and the 1045-65 developments in Radio Singapura, in cinema and entertainment hubs and at functions are then described. Inset photographs and biographical summaries are given for some 90 artistes and performers, and the role of musical groups noted. With bibliography, online database and index. Bilingual in Malay.
Kuala Lumpur Undercover by Ewe Paik Leong
From the crumbling backstreets of Chow Kit to the gleaming highrises of Sultan Ismail Road, ladies of all ages and ethnicities patrol the dark alleys, fancy clubs and dingy massage parlours of Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, cruising for customers and surviving on their wits, born in some cases out of true desperation but in other cases out of lifestyle choice.
Veteran writer and author Ewe Paik Leong uncovers a hidden world of KTV lounges within hair salons, massage parlours that offer services beyond the therapeutic and food courts that transform at night into whirlpools of vice, drawing both young and old, the curious and the regulars. In a series of fascinating encounters and interviews with high-end nightclub hostesses and their mamasans, freelance escorts, surreptitious streetwalkers, urut batin 'therapists' and more, the author confronts head-on important issues of trafficking, poverty, heart-wrenching misery, wayward morals and even black magic.
Iban Dream by Mowe, Golda
In this unique work of fantasy fiction, author Golda Mowe - herself an Iban from Borneo - uses real beliefs, taboos and terminology of the Iban (a longhouse-dwelling indigenous group of people from Borneo who, until very recently, were renowned for practising headhunting) to weave an epic tale of good versus evil.
Penang: 500 Early Postcards by Cheah Jin Seng
By the late 19th century, Penang had become a thriving port trading in rubber, spices and tin. Its prosperity attracted immigrants from around the world and the island was a rich melting pot of Chinese, Indians, Malays, Europeans and many other peoples. The postcards reproduced in this book are drawn from the huge collection of Penang-born Professor Cheah Jin Seng, and vividly capture the charm and diversity of Penang. This book is a valuable collector's item as well as an important historical reference, particularly for philatelists and deltiologists.
Lasting Impressions: Seals From The Islamic World by Annabel Teh Gallop; Venetia Porter
Islamic seals were the namecards of their day. Often, these seals conveyed much more than was written or perhaps intended: a seal inscribed with the owner's name and a pious phrase might reveal when and where that person lived, their social status, and their religious beliefs. Presented in this book are over 300 Islamic seals, dating from the earliest days of Islam through the modern era. Masterworks in miniature, each of these seals leaves lasting impressions of the people who commissioned and used them.