The Memoirs Of Mustapha Hussain

Author: Mustapha Hussain
Publisher: Utusan Publications
ISBN: 9789676116987
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The Memoirs Of Mustapha Hussain from the Author: Mustapha Hussain. "Mustapha Hussain was an extraordinary man, even for one who lived in extraordinary times. This English language translation of his memoirs traces his coming of age in a village in Perak in the early 20th century. He reminds us of a lost world and his perceptions growing up in a Minangkabau Malay community increasingly exposed to Chinese and Indian immigrants. After successfully making it to an English school in the tin capital of Taiping, he moves on to the Agricultural College at Serdang where he is later selected to become a lecturer." "His English medium education does not prevent him from working with other young Malays to form and lead the Young Malays Union (KMM), evidently inspired by Kemal Ataturk's Young Turks. Somewhat reluctantly, he follows the Japanese to Singapore where he is responsible for saving the lives of hundreds of Malay soldiers in the British colonial armed forces. Instead of collaborating further with the Japanese Occupation, he chooses to return to a difficult existence eking out a living on a Perak farm." "After the war, he rejoins the anti-colonial nationalist movement, but manages to avoid the severe repression against the radical Malay youth of early 1948. Later, in 1951, he loses the nomination for the presidency of UMNO by only one vote to Tunku Abdul Rahman, who went on to lead the country to independence and serve as its first Prime Minister. This extraordinary memoir must be read by anyone interested in Malay life in colonial Malaya, the origins and development of radical Malay nationalism as well as Malay politics in the mid-20th century more generally."--BOOK JACKET.

Natural Hazards Unnatural Disasters

Author: United Nations
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821380508
Size: 19.22 MB
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Natural Hazards Unnatural Disasters from the Author: United Nations. "A combination of case studies, data on many scales, and application of economic principles...[this report] provides an understanding of the relative roles of the market, government intervention, and social institutions in determining and improving both the prevention and the response to hazardous occurrences."-Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1972

Harmful Tax Competition An Emerging Global Issue

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264162941
Size: 40.51 MB
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Harmful Tax Competition An Emerging Global Issue from the Author: OECD. Tax competition in the form of harmful tax practices can distort trade and investment patterns, erode national tax bases and shift part of the tax burden onto less mobile tax bases. The Report emphasises that governments must intensify their cooperative actions to curb harmful tax practices.

Financial Integration In Latin America

Author: Mr.Charles Enoch
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475577141
Size: 31.19 MB
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Financial Integration In Latin America from the Author: Mr.Charles Enoch. With growth slowing across much of the Latin America as a result of the end of the commodity supercycle and economic rebalancing in China, as well as fragmentation of the international banking system, policies to stimulate growth are needed. This book examines the financial landscapes of seven Latin American economies—Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay—and makes a case for them to pursue regional financial integration. Chapters set out the benefits to the region of financial integration, the barriers to cross-border activity in banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and capital markets, as well as recommendations to address these barriers. Finally, the volume makes the case that regional integration now could be a step toward global integration in the short term.

Land Law And Islam

Author: Siraj Sait
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842778135
Size: 63.98 MB
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Land Law And Islam from the Author: Siraj Sait. In this pioneering work, Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamic property and land rights drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary debates and their practice. They address the significance of Islamic theories of property and Islamic land tenure regimes on the "webs of tenure" prevalent in the Muslim societies. They consider the possibilities with Islamic legal and human rights systems for the development of inclusive, pro-poor and innovative approaches to land rights. They also focus on Muslim women's rights to property and inheritance systems. Engaging with institutions such as the Islamic endowment (waqf) and principles of Islamic microfinance, they test the workability of "authentic" Islamic proposals. Located in human rights as well as Islamic debates, this study offers a well researched and constructive appraisal of property and land rights in the Muslim world.

Madame President

Author: Helene Cooper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451697376
Size: 54.40 MB
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Madame President from the Author: Helene Cooper. The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history. When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first female elected head of state in Africa’s history. Madame President is the inspiring, often heartbreaking story of Sirleaf’s evolution from an ordinary Liberian mother of four boys to international banking executive, from a victim of domestic violence to a political icon, from a post-war president to a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author Helene Cooper deftly weaves Sirleaf’s personal story into the larger narrative of the coming of age of Liberian women. The highs and lows of Sirleaf’s life are filled with indelible images; from imprisonment in a jail cell for standing up to Liberia’s military government to addressing the United States Congress, from reeling under the onslaught of the Ebola pandemic to signing a deal with Hillary Clinton when she was still Secretary of State that enshrined American support for Liberia’s future. Sirleaf’s personality shines throughout this riveting biography. Ultimately, Madame President is the story of Liberia’s greatest daughter, and the universal lessons we can all learn from this “Oracle” of African women.

Twelve Years A Slave

Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048679184X
Size: 17.93 MB
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Twelve Years A Slave from the Author: Solomon Northup. The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations. Index.

Most Dangerous Book In The World

Author: S. K. Bain
Publisher: Trine Day
ISBN: 1937584194
Size: 71.32 MB
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Most Dangerous Book In The World from the Author: S. K. Bain. In this shocking exposé, investigative researcher and author S. K. Bain reveals the truth behind the mass-murdering psychopaths responsible for the events of September 11, 2001, and reconstructs the occult-driven script for this Global Luciferian MegaRitual. As Bain uncovers, the framework for the entire event was a psychological warfare campaign built upon a deadly foundation of black magick and high technology. The book details the sinister nature of the defining event of the 21st century and explains the vast scope of the machinery of oppression that has been constructed around us.

Virgin

Author: Terry Southern
Publisher: Welcome Rain
ISBN: 9781899116003
Size: 27.36 MB
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Virgin from the Author: Terry Southern. Richard Branson was the publisher of a small alternative music magazine in London in the early 1970s when he founded Virgin Records with his partner Simon Draper. Together they recruited and developed new talent in the UK's burgeoning music scene, signing and producing bands such as The Sex Pistols. They also recognized the importance of world music, releasing records by John Lee Hooker, Peter Tosh, and many other blues and reggae artists. Eventually Virgin would grow to be a worldwide music phenomenon, with platinum performers such as Roy Orbison, Devo, Genesis, Keith Richards, Janet Jackson, Culture Club, Lenny Kravitz, The Smashing Pumpkins, and more on their hit list. Virgin: A History of Virgin Music was written in part by the late great 20th-century literary icon Terry Southern, with candid commentaries throughout by Branson, Draper and Virgin/EMI CEO Ken Berry on the Virgin artists and the evolution of the record label. Featuring hundreds of rare publicity photos, album covers, candid snapshots and quotes, this is a hectic ride through Virgin's hallowed past and a cool archive of a unique period in 20th-century music history.

Lustmord

Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691015903
Size: 46.44 MB
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Lustmord from the Author: Maria Tatar. In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence and the image of the violated female corpse in our collective consciousness, Harvard culturist Maria Tatar examines images of sexual murder and studies how art and murder have intersected in sexual culture from Weimar Germany to the present. 44 photos.