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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 (Expanded Edition)Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians (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: Writing Of A Walking ContradictionLiberal, Malay And Malaysian: Writing 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.

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 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.

Semi-ApesSemi-Apes by Carrim, Sabah

Semi-apes is a story celebrating life and death, homogeneity and diversity, belief and disbelief. It is told from Heera's perspective as she comments on the pursuits of people who surround her, and how they struggle with that against their own psychological make-up. Heera takes us to the darkest corners of Alif's life, the oppression and injustice that she endures; Khosrow uncle's experiences, and his struggle in finding meaning to life; and Layla aunty who is juggled between her psychiatrists and a disloyal husband. But Heera is not only an observer. Like others, she displays her own inconsistencies, her prejudices, and her misgivings. In the end, Semi-apes is about everybody's attempt to be unique and different, to strive to lead better lives, and in the process, by the working of an arbitrary law, succeed and lose at times, and lose and succeed at others.

Manek Mischiefs: Of Patriarchs, Playboys And ParamoursManek Mischiefs: Of Patriarchs, Playboys And Paramours by Lee Su Kim

After Kebaya Tales and Sarong Secrets comes a rich, gutsy collection of short stories immersing the reader into the vivid, multi-hued world of the Peranakans. Here, the babas take centre stage: masculine perspectives, voices and protagonists are put under the spotlight, even as fiery and headstrong heroines pursue their passions in the face of powerful obstacles. The cast of characters seek to forge individual identities within a unique cultural heritage facing the challenges of modern times. The stories are accented with photographs peppered throughout - of exquisite beadwork, bejewelled adornments, vintage fabrics, gilded artefacts from private collections,personal belongings of the babas, and of course, twinkling, manek-encrusted accessories.

Curi-Curi Malaysia: Stories Behind The StoriesCuri-Curi Malaysia: Stories Behind The Stories by R. Nadeswaran

Award-winning investigative journalist R. Nadeswaran reveals how he exposed weaknesses and abuse in the system in this explosive book. Leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth, he describes his skirmishes with officialdom; his trials and tribulations with spin doctors; and his confrontation with civil servants. In his own no-holds-barred writing style, he explains his role as a watchdog of and for the people. Nadeswaran has been a journalist for 45 years of which he spent 17 years in The Sun, which published his twice-weekly columns since 2004 until his retirement recently.

Penang: The Fourth Presidency Of India, 1805-1830; Volume Two: Fire, Spice And EdificePenang: The Fourth Presidency Of India, 1805-1830; Volume Two: Fire, Spice And Edifice by Langdon, Marcus

Filling a major gap in historiography, Marcus Langdon offers a meticulous reconstruction of the formative period of Penang's development. A little over two centuries ago, Penang had the distinction of being elevated as the fourth most important settlement - a presidency - of the British East India Company's Indian territories. Developments in Penang would also profoundly influence the future growth of British Malaya. The second of a four-volume series, this book focused on the development of major structures and institutions: Fort Cornwallis, St George's Church, the Penang Free School, the Public Library and the Spice and Botanic Gardens, and the forces of nature which conspired to thwart the settlement: fire and erosion of the seafront. These intermeshed stories continue the groundwork established in Volume One, highlighting the struggles, successes and failures of the early settlement. Beautifully illustrated with paintings, sketches, engravings and maps, many previously unpublished.

Penang's Living Legacy: Heritage Traders Of GeorgetownPenang's Living Legacy: Heritage Traders Of Georgetown by

George Town in Penang is a teeming heritage city where the East and West have converged over the centuries to trade, celebrate and live. This book features 36 unique heritage trades and offers a rare glimpse of the skills and talents of its practitioners.

Little India Of George TownLittle India Of George Town by

Little India remains a most colourful and dynamic enclave amongst the enchanting street networks and precincts in the George Town World Heritage Site. Lavishly illustrated with over 230 specially commissioned photographs and never-before-published historical images, this book documents the still-existing traditional trades, eateries, building architecture, streetscape, culture, festivals and other elements of the community in the enclave. The book also relates interesting and little-known facts about various aspects related to the richly concentrated inner-city area, including its history, communities, trades, landmarks, festivals, streetscapes and architecture.

George Town's Historic Commercial & Civic DistrictsGeorge Town's Historic Commercial & Civic Districts by Langdon, Marcus

This guide aims to assist visitors to better understand and enjoy many of the remaining buildings which comprise Malacca's George Town's Historic Commercial and Civic Precincts. The development of George Town's historic commercial and civic precincts occurred under two distinct administrative phases: under the British East India Company from 1786 to 1858; and under British Crown rule which lasted until just after the Japanese Occupation during World War II.

Street Art Penang StyleStreet Art Penang Style by Gibby, Mike

Like many visitors to Penang, Mike began to visit, photograph and 'collect' the murals and sculptures, which served as an introduction to both George Town and 'greater' Penang began. They include Ernest Zacharevic's iconic and popular murals - it seems there are always people standing patiently in line to pose by 'Kids on Bicycle' and 'Old Motorcycle'. But many other 'lesser known' painters have contributed towards enrich George Town's street scene, where ideas are introduced, shared, spread and developed. For this book, the author has chosen 'all the artwork in Penang, where there is neither an entrance charge, nor is confined to a museum or gallery'.