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Peninsula — A Review

Peninsula — A Review

Yudistra Darma Dorai’s impressions of Rehman Rashid’s latest book.

Book Review: Becoming Hannah

Book Review: Becoming Hannah

Daniel Teoh briefly reviews Hannah Yeoh’s autobiography.

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Book Review: Debating China

Book Review: Debating China

We live in exciting times where the Dragon of the East has risen from its slumber and clashes with the other powers in the world. In this book, Nina Hachigian, who is now heading the US mission to ASEAN, pairs American and Chinese experts to engage in a series of letter exchanges. Academics and former [...]

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Review: The Wrong Enemy America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Review: The Wrong Enemy America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Cassandra Chung reviews The Wrong Enemy by Carlotta Gall. Set in the aftermath 9/11, when Americans started their attack on Afghanistan in the hopes of crippling Osama bin Laden’s extremist movement, Gall goes into the role of Pakistan in the Afghan-American war, emphasising the country’s funding of Muslim extremists, most notably the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. [...]

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Book Review: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Book Review: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Daniel Teoh reviews Khaled Hosseini’s latest offering.

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Book Review – The Law of Superheroes: Bringing the Geekiest from Both Worlds

Book Review – The Law of Superheroes: Bringing the Geekiest from Both Worlds

The MCCHR Resource Center houses hundreds of materials on social and political sciences, but the best kept secret (in my opinion) is the selection of books that creatively illustrate law and social activism. One such book is The Law of Superheroes by American attorneys James Daily and Ryan Davidson. This book originated from a blog [...]

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Of Lawyers, Judges and Writers

Of Lawyers, Judges and Writers

Lee Kok Hoong muses about the crossover between the legal profession and fiction.

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Book Review: Yasmin, How You Know?

Book Review: Yasmin, How You Know?

Daniel Teoh reviews this poignant recollection of Yasmin Ahmad, as remembered by those close to her.

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‘The Politics of Indigeneity’

‘The Politics of Indigeneity’

Mary O’Donovan explores the concept of indigeneity in this review of The Politics of Indigeneity.

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Book Review: The Element (How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything)

Book Review: The Element (How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything)

Thoughts on Ken Robinson’s self-help tome about finding our purpose in life.

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Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl

Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl

Justine Tan reviews Victor Frankl’s seminal work, Man’s Search for Meaning.

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Book Review – The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

Book Review – The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

Daniel Teoh reviews the winner of this year’s Walter Scott Prize.

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Think Like a Rebel

Think Like a Rebel

Can Christopher Hitchens bring out the contrarian in Sha-Lyn?

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Sneak Peek: The D-I-Y Toolkit #UM1stBday

Sneak Peek: The D-I-Y Toolkit #UM1stBday

UndiMsia! turns 1. Much to expect at the #UM1stBday event.

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A Critique on the Theories of Treaty Compliance

A Critique on the Theories of Treaty Compliance

The inner-workings of treaties and its diverse approaches.

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Malaysia: Ripe for Revolution

Malaysia: Ripe for Revolution

Marcus calls on us to believe.

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The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – Necessary Reading For Conscientious Malaysians [w/VIDEO]

The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – Necessary Reading For Conscientious Malaysians [w/VIDEO]

An imperfect record of the Perak Crisis, but nevertheless necessary reading for all conscientious Malaysians keen on preserving liberty and democracy. A useful tool, perhaps, in proactively combating the looming constitutional crisis in Selangor, 2011?

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The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – Re-invoking Our Sentiments [w/VIDEO]

The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – Re-invoking Our Sentiments [w/VIDEO]

The Perak case is significant to all Malaysians, as its implications are far-reaching not just for other state governments but also at the national level, especially as discussion is underway on the relationship between the civil service-royalty-political parties in the state of Selangor presently.

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The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – An Unabashed Self-Indictment By The BN Government Of Its Undemocratic Takeover Of Perak

The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – An Unabashed Self-Indictment By The BN Government Of Its Undemocratic Takeover Of Perak

LoyarBaca‘s first publication Perak: A State of Crisis (PASOC) has been a runaway hit and will soon be in Malaysia’s major bookstores through leading indie, activist distributor, Pak Chong’s GerakBudaya. We have sold out copies at hand for the moment (second impressions are on the way), but you may purchase them directly from GerakBudaya here. [...]

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The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – Sebuah Reviu Malas-Dah-Nak-Cakap

The LoyarBurok Book Review: “Perak: A State Of Crisis” – Sebuah Reviu Malas-Dah-Nak-Cakap

Sewaktu reviu ini ditulis, aku baru pulang dari perlawanan futsal antara LoyarBurok dan MyConsti. Sebagai seorang kaki bangku yang jujur, aku hanya hadir bagi menyatakan sokongan kepada teman-teman yang berhempas pulas mengejar bola nan sebijik, dan bersorak pada setiap kali bola warna oren itu melepasi gawang gol. Bila aku sebut gawang gol, maksud aku celah kaki Edmund Bon yang pakai seluar terbalik. Tapi itu cerita lain.

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