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Malaysia Human Rights Report 2007: Civil and Political Rights

SUARAM publishes its Human Rights Report on Malaysia every year without fail. This report is now widely recognised as the most objective, comprehensive and dependable source of information on the state of human rights in Malaysia.

In this 2007 report, we note that on this 50th year of Malaysia’s independence, the state institutions intended to safeguard human rights failed to deliver. The most notable event was the exposure of the corruption in the Malaysian judiciary, with the revelation of a videotape showing the fixing of appointments and promotion of judges.

Numerous demonstrations were organised throughout the year, culminating in two massive rallies in November on a scale not seen since the Reformasi era in the late 1990s. Despite harsh suppression of these public assemblies and dissent by the state, the Malaysian people continued to press for reforms, improvements in civil liberties, and the restoration of democracy.
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    Pusat COMAS Special  
 


Mari Kita Beraktivism

The documentary series follows three ordinary yet distinctive personalities whose lives were transformed by their own experiences of human rights violations in "Bestlah Punk", "Binatang Pun Perlu Tanah" and "No Damn Right". All films are subtitled in English.

"Very inspirational films. I felt especially emotional when I saw that the indigenous stood up for their ancestral land rights," commented a viewer, on "Binatang Pun Perlu Tanah".

"The background music...the stylish editing makes it very appealing to the youth. In "Bestlah Punk", it's encouraging to see these youths trying to make an...
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    Merdeka Promotion  
 

RM31.50

RESET: Rethinking the Political Paradigm

RESET examines the fundamentals of Malaysia's socio-political fabric and delivers an uncompromising analysis of the underlying causes of the nation's current political crisis. It reveals our collective complicity and explains how, together, we might break the impasse. read more...


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Di Balik Malaysia: dari Majapahit ke Putrajaya

DI BALIK MALAYSIA DARI MAJAPAHIT KE PUTRAJAYA mengandungi koleksi artikel pilihan oleh Farish A. Noor, seorang sarjana/penganalisis politik dan sosial yang bukan sahaja kritis tetapi berterus terang. .read more...
 
    Singapore University Press Special  
 


Other Malays: Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in the Modern Malay World

This simulating new reading of constructions of ethnicity in Malaysia and Singapore is an important contribution to understanding the powerful linkages between ethnicity, religious reform, identity and nationalism in multi-ethnic Southeast Asia.

The narrative of Malay identify devised by malay nationals, writers and filmmakers in the late colonial period associated malayness with the village or kampung, envisaged as static,ethnically homogenous, classless, indigenous, subsistence-orientated, rural, embedded in family and community, and loyal to a royal court. Joel kahn challenges the kampung version of Malayness, arguing that it ignores the immigration of Malays from outside the peninsula to participate in trade and commercial agriculture, the substantial Malay population in towns and cities, and the reformist Muslims who argued for a common bond in Islam.
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Cage of Freedom: Tamil Identity and the Ethnic Fetish in Malaysia

In Cage of Freedom, Andew Willford uses detailed ethnographic accounts of public and private rituals to examine a resurgence of Hindu religious practice among the Tamil community in Malaysia.read more...

 


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Law, Institutions and Malaysian Economic Development

This pioneering volume develops an institutionalist analysis of Malaysia's post colonial economy by exploring the political economy of development and particularly the interface between economics and law..read more...

 
 


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    New Release  
 


Asian Godfathers

The economics of Hong Kong and south east Asia are dominated by only forty or fifty families. Their interests range from banking to property,from shipping to sugar, from gambling to lumber. At their peak, eight of the world's two dozen richest families were south east asian, yet they are largely unknown outside the region. A complex mythology surrounds them, one which informs asian views on culture, entrepreneurialism and economics.

In this explosive account, Joe Studwell finds that the facts are even more remarkable than the myths, as he lifts the lid on a world of hypocrisy, power and enormous wealth.
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Non-Sectarian Politics in Malaysia: The Case of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Dr. Neil Khor and Khoo Kay Peng, the authors of the book, explain how since joining the Barisan Nasional (BN), Gerakan has increasingly lost its multi-ethnic character. It is increasingly being perceived by many....read more...

 


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Speaking Out Loud for National Unity: Social Change and Nation-building in Contemporary Malaysia

This book is a welcome compilation of short but thoughtful pieces penned by a prominent sociologist, Dr Collin Abraham, over the years...read more...

 

 
 


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