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Jungle Without Water And Other StoriesJungle Without Water And Other Stories by Sreedhevi Iyer

Jungle Without Water and Other Stories is a collection that crosses borders and boundaries. People in these stories inhabit different stages of movement - those who have emigrated, those who want to, and those who regret it. The stories also depict our human prejudices around how we move from place to place and culture to culture. In "The Lovely Village" citizens of an unnamed settlement build a strong wall to keep newcomers out. In "Circular Feed", refugees at a detention centre protest by standing on the roof of their living quarters. Alienation works across cultures, across boundaries of inequality. In "Green Grass" an inter-racial couple have a fight during their honeymoon in the husband's homeland, while in the title story, two migrant boys look for the right place to pray on foreign soil. Altogether, the collection touches on how we view and understand race, colour, love, and what happens to us when we shift our selves in different environments.

Dialog: Thoughts On Tunku's Timeless ThinkingDialog: Thoughts On Tunku's Timeless Thinking by

DIALOG is a major new anthology of Tunku Abdul Rahman's enduring wit and wisdom, and the response of contemporary Malaysians to it. From politicians to rappers, from young and old, from actors to academics, Tunku's thoughts, ideas and values continue to resonate, fascinate and illuminate. The book features: more than 20 individual essays in response to Tunku's quotes; previously untold anecdotes and recollections, plus rare and unseen photos; dozens of original illustrations by The One Academy, a leading art & design college; specially-composed tribute lyrics to Tunku by Altimet; a spice portrait of Tunku, made of spices used by all major Malaysian races; and the views of Malaysians aged 5 to 90 on Tunku's continuing relevance to Malaysia's future.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #03: Johor's Forest City Faces Critical ChallengesTrends In Southeast Asia 2017 #03: Johor's Forest City Faces Critical Challenges by Serina Rahman

The Forest City project in Johor, Malaysia is part of a larger plan to elevate Johor to development success, similar to Shenzhen's evolution from Hong Kong's backwaters to being a modern metropolis. However the project was embroiled in controversy from the beginning. Sudden capital controls imposed by China on its citizens in early 2017 put a spanner in the works. Middle-class Chinese struggling to afford homes in China's big cities were Forest City's prime clientele and the new regulations preventing the transfer of funds for property purchase and the use of credit cards for investment transactions have brought future sales and the completion of signed commitments into question. Forest City will now have to focus on other markets in order to meet its sales targets. While the project has its merits, the economic benefits might be overstated as a number of socio-economic and environmental impacts have not been fully taken into account.

Once We Were There: A NovelOnce We Were There: A Novel by Chauly, Bernice

Journalist Delonix Regia chances upon the cultured and irresistible Omar amidst the upheaval of the Reformasi movement in Kuala Lumpur. As the city roils around them, they find solace in love, marriage, and then parenthood. But when their two-year-old daughter Alba is kidnapped, Del must confront the terrible secret of a city where babies are sold and girls trafficked. By turns heart-breaking and suspenseful, Once We Were There is a debut novel of profound insight. It is Bernice Chauly at her very best.

Reversal Of Verdict: Anwar Ibrahim Goes Back To PrisonReversal Of Verdict: Anwar Ibrahim Goes Back To Prison by Pawancheek Marican

In the 2013 General Election Anwar Ibrahim led Malaysia's opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat, to win, for the first time, the majority of the popular vote, though not the majority of the parliamentary seats. Less than two years later, Anwar Ibrahim was incarcerated in Sungai Buloh prison on the charge of sodomy, the second time that he was convicted and imprisoned for such a similar offence since his sacking as Deputy Prime Minister in 1998. However, that first conviction was dismissed by the Federal Court in 2004. Lawyer and long-time commentator on Anwar's legal battles, Pawancheek Marican, explains the various appeals and applications for review to the country's highest courts made by Anwar against his latest conviction which saw him go from a free man to a prisoner of the Malaysian state. Based upon court transcripts and interviews with key figures of Anwar's legal team, Reversal of Verdict exposes the failures of due process and of legal thinking endemic in the trial, as well as critically assesses Malaysia's judicial system in an era of political conflict.

Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians (New And Expanded Edition)Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians (New And Expanded Edition) by Anas Alam Faizli

Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians grew out of the author's search for enlightening answers to Malaysia's problems as well as his wishes and proposals for a better Malaysia. It is his attempt to bring pressure upon decision makers and policy specialists, as well as to create awareness amongst the public of the need for solutions to the problems plaguing the country.

New & Correct Date Of The Terengganu Inscription, TheNew & Correct Date Of The Terengganu Inscription, The by Adam, Ahmat

The Terengganu Stone has generally been accepted as one of the oldest archaeological artifacts for evidence of the arrival of Islam to Malaysia, and Southeast Asia more generally. Since its discovery in 1887 the Terengganu inscription has drawn much interest from scholars of various disciplines. Yet in this volume Emeritus Professor Dr. Ahmat Adam argues that scholarship on the inscription has consistently misdated the stone and misrepresented its true content. Through philological and historical analysis he argues that the correct date of the inscription is not 702 H. or 1303 A.D but 708 H. or 1308 A.D and that the inscription also reveals the usage of a unique calendrical system in the early 14th century, alongside other clues to the nature of historical Malay society.

Liberal, Malay And Malaysian: Writings Of A Walking ContradictionLiberal, Malay And Malaysian: Writings Of A Walking Contradiction by Zan Azlee

For some people, to be Liberal, Malay and Malaysian is to be a walking contradiction, to be pulled in more directions than your body can take. If you're Malay you aren't supposed to be liberal and of course you must be a Malay before you're a Malaysian! Right? Not for Zan Azlee. Zan passionately argues for a Malaysian and a Malay identity which moves beyond identity politics, fatwas, censorship and moral policing and which allows individuals to be who they want to be. Covering themes of politics, race, religion and protest, Zan records a nation in turmoil, caught between activism and apathy and counters this with an honest and open assessment of Malaysian life.

Operation Nasi Kerabu: Finding Patani In An Islamic Insurgency (New Edition)Operation Nasi Kerabu: Finding Patani In An Islamic Insurgency (New Edition) by Zan Aslee

The news from Patani is like a movie: smoke, bombs, a near civil war. Yet just over our northern border, the people are Muslim, Bahasa-speaking, baju-wearing Malays, just like us. With this in mind, documentary-maker Zan Azlee set off to find the real Patani, trying to seperate the kedai kopi from the Humvees, the gunfights from the nasi kerabu. It's hard to make new friends and man a camera while looking over your shoulder for suicide bombers. But he was determined to ask the question: how do people live their lives in a warzone? With his resulting film banned for political reasons, this is Azlee's first chance to share what he found.

Travels Of Marco Yolo, The: Blazing Trails Where Marco Polo Feared To GoTravels Of Marco Yolo, The: Blazing Trails Where Marco Polo Feared To Go by Ferrarese, Marco

Hitch-hiking along Malaysia's Federal Highway with one exponent of each of the nation's ethnic groups. Hanging out with ISIS-affiliated black metallers in Bangladesh. Surviving flash floods on the flanks of Tibet. Chasing a lysergic slice of Buddhist hell in northern Thailand. Riding with death in Mongolia. Mingling with the sons of headhunters along the India-Myanmar border. It may all sound bonkers, but it's all in a day's work for travel writer Marco Ferrarese, a guru of the 'You Only Live Once' life mantra. Craving your way out of the rat race? Follow Marco Polo's illegitimate 21st-century punk rock son as he burns 28 hair-raising trails through the darkest, less-trodden fringes of Asia. Because if you only live once, you'd better make it count.

Tunku: An Odyssey Of A Life Well-Lived And Well-LovedTunku: An Odyssey Of A Life Well-Lived And Well-Loved by Kobkua Suwannathat Pian

This book convincingly states that there is little doubt over the significant role played by Tunku Abdul Rahman in Malaysia's history. It offers a comprehensive account of Tunku's life, both personal and political. lt studies Tunku's life from his childhood, education and his eventful adulthood to his political ups and downs, his struggles as a private citizen and his enormous contributions to the nation, the Malays and lslam. It convincingly argues that, contrary to belief among certain quarters, it is the Tunku who not only defended but also installed the special position and privileges of the Malays as a fundamental criteria in the formation of the Federation of Malaya.

White Crocodile's Tears, The: My MemoirsWhite Crocodile's Tears, The: My Memoirs by Hughes, J.M.B.

These are the memoirs of J.M.B. Hughes, a celebrated teacher and headmaster who taught in the schools of Malaya from 1948 to 1963. Hughes (1917-2011) was born in Oxfordshire, the son of a vicar. He studied at Oxford University and served in the British and Indian Armies in South Africa, Pakistan, Kashmir, India and Burma during World War Two. After the war he accepted an overseas teaching post, and it was in Penang that he met his wife Jean Wright. As a teacher at the Penang Free School and the Malay College Kuala Kangsar in Perak, and then as headmaster at Ismail English School (subsequently Sultan Ismail College) in Kelantan and finally the Penang Free School, he educated a generation of young Malaysians destined to play leading roles in post-independence Malaysia.

Sejarah Bergambar Seberang Perai/Province Wellesley: A Pictorial HistorySejarah Bergambar Seberang Perai/Province Wellesley: A Pictorial History by Khoo Salma Nasution

At long last, Province Wellesley's rich historical heritage has been 'unearthed' for appreciation and studies by future generations. Overshadowed by its more popular neighbour, the strategic development of Province Wellesley took a backseat to that of George Town and Penang island after 1969. However, Province Wellesley continued to see the burgeoning of housing areas and industrial zones. It is hoped that the over 200 images shown in this book will stimulate greater interest in the historical research and cultural mapping of Province Wellesley. Its history should be understood as an integral part of the history of Penang state as well as in the context of the development of the northern states of Malaysia.

Sustainability Shift, The: Refashioning Malaysia's FutureSustainability Shift, The: Refashioning Malaysia's Future by Adnan A. Hezri

This book discusses the specific ecological threats facing Malaysia and the intellectual as well as practical 'shift' required for a more sustainable future. The book explores themes of environmental degradation, climate change and imminent ecological collapse faced by humanity today. These issues demand an urgent response from individuals, industries and national governments. Yet, in most countries, national policies are still based on fragmentary thinking and unsound science. Malaysia, a resource-rich upper-middle income economy, is no exception. This book shows how, by reforming its institutional hardware, software and 'heartware', Malaysia can nurture an inclusive, sustainable society and also benefit economically by greening its growth.

Towns Of Malaya, The: An Illustrated Urban History Of The Peninsula Up To 1957Towns Of Malaya, The: An Illustrated Urban History Of The Peninsula Up To 1957 by Khor, Neil; Mariana Isa; Maganjeet Kaur

The Towns of Malaya examines the history, development, planning and architecture of the major towns of Peninsular Malaysia. The book is divided into chapters each focusing on different types of Malayan towns, including royal towns, ports, mining towns and agricultural towns. In total more than 25 towns are covered in turn, each with its own section illustrated with maps and archival photographs. Drawing on extensive photographic and map archives including those of the National Archives of Malaysia and private collections, this book provides fascinating visual insights into urban life in Malaya in days gone by.

Development Of Malaysian Capitalism, The From British Rule To Present DayDevelopment Of Malaysian Capitalism, The From British Rule To Present Day by Elsa Lafaye De Micheaux

As Malaysia grappled with bitter ethnic and political tensions at the end of the 1960s, the government initiated growth-oriented economic reforms to promote cohesion in the young, multi-ethnic nation. The large scale and lasting effects of these policies forged the countries' exceptional economic development: by 2020, Malaysia will likely enter the club of 'high-income' countries. This volume comprehensively surveys Malaysia's political economy, mapping the intersecting forces that inform it: economic growth, broader Asian development, the weight of colonial institutions, the influence of Islamic finance, and the sometimes ambiguous role of the state. It offers a discerning overview of Malaysian capitalism through readings of its history since 1874 - from the colonial economy through modernisation and accelerated development, up to its recent passage in global crises. The author details the causes and conditions of Malaysia's economic success; the result is a compelling portrait of a young capitalist nation sitting at both the geographic centre of Southeast Asia and at the crossroads of sovereign development.

Malaysians And Their IdentitiesMalaysians And Their Identities by Yeoh Seng Guan (Ed.)

Malaysians and their Identities presents a kaleidoscope of insights based on original empirical research by young Malaysian scholars. Among others, their topics cover festive TV advertisements, connoisseur café culture, the smartphone, online sports gaming, Islamic fashion, women indie musicians, men's health magazines, inter-racial marriages, and friendships in private universities. These chapters show the variety of everyday identity-making in Malaysia, and how these actions are also entangled with wider social, economic and technological processes in the world.

Getting By: Class And State Formation Among Chinese In MalaysiaGetting By: Class And State Formation Among Chinese In Malaysia by Nonini, Donald M.

How do class, ethnicity, gender, and politics interact? In what ways do they constitute everyday life among ethnic minorities? Donald M. Nonini draws on three decades of research in the region of Penang state in northern West Malaysia, mainly in the city of Bukit Mertajam, to provide an ethnographic and historical account of the cultural politics of class conflict and state formation among Malaysians of Chinese descent.

Access To Justice: Women's Experiences In Penang Syariah CourtsAccess To Justice: Women's Experiences In Penang Syariah Courts by Kamarudin, Shariza

In Access to Justice Shariza Kamarudin offers a rare insight into the lives and experiences of women as they navigate their way through the Penang Syariah court system. Grounded in theories of justice, Islamic jurisprudence and feminist legal theory, Access to Justice collects valuable first-hand accounts of the female litigants as they face an overwhelmingly patriarchal system. Touching on issues of polygamy, talaq divorce, domestic violence, domestic abuse and child custody, Shariza Kamarudin studies the responses of women, highlighting the ways in which issues of gender, class, and race play an important role in the administration of Syariah law. Finally, making use of the United Nations Development Programme Access to Justice Framework, Access to Justice calls for a reform in the administration of Syariah law in Malaysia which puts at its heart access to legal knowledge, legal representation and gender awareness.

Humeirah: A Story Of Existence, Beauty And WisdomHumeirah: A Story Of Existence, Beauty And Wisdom by Carrim, Sabah

Humeirah - A story about Beauty, Existence and Wisdom Humeirah is the story of a woman who faces the silence and the void amid the noise and clamor of a close knit society. Intelligent, reflective, and a keen-observer of the disharmony and hypocrisy of the people who surround her, she is on the constant lookout for something deeper and more sincere. Instead, she faces the incongruences with which society deals with the beautiful and provocative Sana; or even her own husband Haider, whom society reveres for reasons that don't make sense. A certain distance sets in between Humeirah and her daughter Warissah, as the former fears that getting close to her daughter would mean passing on the flaws and defects that society has labeled her with. Humeirah is an introspective story of a woman born on the island of Mauritius. It is also about the Kutchi Mehmans who live on that island; their arrogance and their sense of superiority over all other Indian-Muslim immigrants.