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The War of Oils
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The War of Oils

By K Gurunathan

Penang, Malaysia: Principal Quest, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. This book chronicles the dastardly plot by the American Soybean Association in the 1980s to brand palm oil, Malaysia's major export, as injurious to health. The Malaysian palm oil industry produced research findings to dispute this, resulting in a dismissal of the claim by the US Food and Drug Administration. Very Good Hardback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition 88 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The dust jacket has a few minor bits of dirt and a faint damp stain across part of the top front edge. There is a little bit of spotting on the text block and on the endpapers. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$26.70

Queen of the Head-Hunters
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Queen of the Head-Hunters

By Sylvia Brooke

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1970. 1990 Reprint. Paperback. Very Good/N/A. The wife of the last Rajah of Sarawak gives her own account of how she coped with the transition from a fairly fraught upbringing to being the consort of Vyner Brroke who ruled Sarawak until the outbreak of World War II. 194 pages including more than 20 black and white photos.Originally published in 1970. Very Good Paperback. Reprint Weight: 0.6.kg. * Post free within Malaysia. Apart from minimal cover wear and some mild tanning of the cover, the book looks new

$13.35

Malay Seals from the Islamic World of Southeast Asia
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Malay Seals from the Islamic World of Southeast Asia

By Annabel Teh Gallop

Singapore: NUS Press, 2019. First edition. Paperback. New/new. Consulting this book helps the reader understand the importance of the 'chop' - usually the ubiquitous rubber stamp today - in many parts of Southeast Asia. Seals in this region, as well as elsewhere, were a vital guarantee of of a document's authenticity. In this meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated book, the author, the head of the Southeast Asia section at the British Museum, catalogues more than 2,000 of such seals from present-day Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand from the 16th to the 20th centuries. New Hardback in a New Dust Jacket. 785 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.Weight: 3 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but may incur additional charges when posted outside Malaysia

$122.37

Demokrasi Pendidikan: Dilema Sekolah Kecil dan Sekolah Berpusat
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Demokrasi Pendidikan: Dilema Sekolah Kecil dan Sekolah Berpusat

By Mohd Yusoff Mohd Nor & Sufean Hussin

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2013. First edition. Paperback. New. Buku ini adalah karya dalam bidang Kajian Analisis Dasar, satu bidang yang terarah kepada penghasilan ilmu, falsafah, teori, dan gelagat manusia dalam arena sosial-politik untuk pencapaian hasrat, matlamat, dan kerpertuan hdup. Ribuan dasar telah dicipta oleh manusia dalam pelbagai latar masyarakat sejak zaman-berzaman bagi mentadbir dan menguruskan urusan keperluan hidup manusia dalam pelbagai hal; dari hal agama hinggalah ke hal alam sekitar. New Paperback. First Edition. 224 pages with a bibliography and index. Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia

$15.57

The Singapore Grip
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The Singapore Grip

By Farrell J. G

London: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 1996. Paperback. Very Good. This is both a love story and a war story, mixed with heavy doses of satire as Farrell depicts decaying empire trying to cope with the profound change brought about by the Japanese invasion of Malaya. It is the third of Farrell's Empire Trilogy and yet another classic for this Booker prize winner. 681 pages including a bibliography and follwed by Reading Group notesWeight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The text block has mild tanning

$13.35

Malaysian Political Myths
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Malaysian Political Myths

By Kua Kia Soong

Kuala Lumpur: Resource & Research Centre, Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, 1990. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. A collection of previously published articles by one of Malaysia's leading political activists and trenchant commentators. The general theme is an examination of what the author saw as the myths underpinning the Malaysian politics at the end of the 20th century. Very Good Paperback. Reprint. This book was originally published in 1986 with the title 'Of Myths and Mystifications.' 292 pages Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a little bit of wear, but the spine is not creased. There is light tanning of the text block. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$32.26

Islamic Statehood and Maqasid al-Shariah in Malaysia: A Zero-Sum Game?
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Islamic Statehood and Maqasid al-Shariah in Malaysia: A Zero-Sum Game?

By Beng Phar Kim

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2009. Paperback. New. An interesting analysis of the discussions about establishing an Islamic state in Malaysia, where the author argues that each party 'tries to out-Islamise' each other with a very feeble grasp as to what shari'ah law is all about. Instead of being a vehicle for punishing and policing Muslims, shari'ah is in fact dynamic and has been and still is subject to constant interpretation. New Paperback 64 pages with a bibliography. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$24.47

Polo - Match Play and Horsemastership in Singapore and Malaya

By Singapore Polo Club

Singapore: Singapore Polo Club, 1967. Paperback. Very Good. Surprisingly enough, the Singapore Polo Club, established in 1886, is still functioning as a polo and riding club. Probably it has been booklets like this one which has helped maintain the tradition. The book's title is interesting since 'Malaya; had ceased to exist some four years before the book was published. 51 pages For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has faded slightly in places and has a little bit of rubbing along the edges. The binding is tight and there is mild tanning throughout.

$35.60

Singapore House, 1819-1942
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Singapore House, 1819-1942

By Lee Kip Lin

Singapore: Times Editions, 1988. Hardcover. Good/very good. A comprehensive guide to the variety of Singapore domestic architecture from the early 19th century until the outbreak of World War II. The work is sumptuously illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and architectural drawings. Good Hardback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. 231 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight: 1.7 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but may incur additional charges when posted outside Malaysia The dust jacket has very little wear and no tears. The interior hinge between the front cover and the book is cracked, but this has not affected the binding and there is minor rubbing of the edges of the cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$26.70

May 13: Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Riots of 1969
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May 13: Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Riots of 1969

By Kua Kia Soong

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Suaram, 2007. First edition. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 13-3-16. The banning of a book or, as in this case, the threat of banning can never be bad for sales. As a result one of the most important works on Malaysian post-independence history has been republished. The significance of the book is that through use of British documents, declassified under the 30 year rule, the author has been able to overturn the myth that the riots were spontaeous. Instead the author postulates that they were the result of darker political manoeuverings within the governing party. 152 pages. The Chapters include - 1 - The Alliance Racial Formula, 2 - The 1969 General Elections, 3 - Record of The Riots, 4 - Foreign Assessments of The Regime Change, 5 - The New Malay Ruling Class. There are also notes and a seclected bibliography. Near Fine Paperback. First Edition Weight 0.40 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free Apart from a little bit of spotting on the first and last end paper, the book looks new

$32.26

The Pirate Wind: Tales of the Sea-Robbers of Malaya
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The Pirate Wind: Tales of the Sea-Robbers of Malaya

By Owen Rutter

Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1986. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. This book provides an account of piracy in Malayan seas during the 18th and 19th centuries with accounts of the principal characters disrupting trade at the time. Eventually the pirates' ingenuity was no match for the might of British frigates who after a protracted struggle tamed the seas.A 292-page book including 18 picture illustrations and 5 maps. Very Good Paperback. Reprint. Weight 0.50 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free The front cover has a crease down the middle and a little bit of other wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$26.70

A River in Borneo
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A River in Borneo

By Peter Gauld

Ipswich, UK: Basement Press, 1996. Paperback. Very Good. A moving account of the author's journey upriver on the Temburong River on the borders between Brunei and Sarawak. This is a limited edition, number 77 of 200. 77 pages with 26 wood engravings by the author. Very Good Paperback. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a small bit of scuffing. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$60.07

Six Years in the Malay Jungle
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Six Years in the Malay Jungle

By Carveth Wells

Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1988. Paperback. Very Good. A no nonsense account of a young man's experiences as a surveyor for roads and railways in Kedah and Kelantan between 1913 and 1918. Wells was an entertaining and observant writer mixing stories of recipes for gin slings with lots of information on the flora and fauna, much of which he presumably had to clear out of his way to get his job done. Very Good Paperback Reprint 255 pages with a bibliography. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia There is mild tanning on the text block. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$16.69

Armoured Warfare in the Far East 1937 - 1945
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Armoured Warfare in the Far East 1937 - 1945

By Anthony Tucker-Jones

Barnsley, UK: Pen And Sword, 2015. First edition. Paperback. New. This a mainly photographic record of armed warfare in Asia during World War II, where it was more common for tanks to act as support for the infantry rather than going into battle against other tanks. The battle areas covered include Burma, China, Malaya, Manchuria and Mongolia. New Paperback, First Edition. 144 pages. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$32.26

Wild Mammals of Malaya
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Wild Mammals of Malaya

By Lord Medway

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. A listing of the 199 species of wild land mammals known to be in the Malay peninsula and off shore islands, including Singapore at the time of publication. Information on distribution, identification, habits, voice, breeding, life history and subspecies are given together with their English, Malay and Latin names. 127 pages with a bibliography, index and fifteen colour plates Very Good Hardback in a Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. Weight 1kg. Post free within Malaysia The dust jacket has faded in places and has some small tears. A previous owner's neat small personal stamps are on the inside covers and opposite end papers in each case. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$35.60

Diversities in the Indian Diaspora: Nature, Implications, Responses
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Diversities in the Indian Diaspora: Nature, Implications, Responses

By N. Jayaram (ed)

New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012. Reprint. Paperback. New. A collection of contributions looking at the diversity of the Indian diaspora. One principal divide is, of course, 'the old diaspora' mainly of indentured labour, but not always so, and 'the new diaspora' which is often middle class and university educated. The contributors look at both the diaspora generally and individual groups e.g. Brahmins, Jains, Punjabis and Sikhs, and areas of settlement, e.g. French Overseas Territories, Malaysia, Mauritius and Southeast Asia generally. 250 pages with some figures and tables. New Paperback Reprint. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$35.60

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

By Arundhati Roy

Penguin Books, 2018. Paperback. Very Good. Arundhati Roy's follow up to the Book Prize-winning God of Small Things. A novel that brings out India's rich culture interwoven with fantasy. Very Good Paperback. 445 pages. Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia Apart from a couple of marks on the text block and minimal tanning, the book looks new.

$13.35

Penang Thaipusam � A Journey of Faith
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Penang Thaipusam � A Journey of Faith

By N Arumugam & Others

George Town, Penang: Nattukotai Nagarathar Heritage Society, Penang, 2018. First edition. Hardcover. New. Penang is at its most vibrant and colourful during the annual celebration of Thaipusam by Hindus from both the city and many other parts of Malaysia. This book not only chronicles the history of the celebration on the island since the arrival of Indians in the wake of the establishing of a British outpost there in the 18th century but also outlines both the significance of the celebration and the rituals observed. New Hardback First Edition. 164 pages with many contemporary and historical photographs For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight: 1.5 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but may incur additional charges when posted outside Malaysia

$41.16

Muslim Jurisprudence and the Qur\'anic Law of Crimes
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Muslim Jurisprudence and the Qur'anic Law of Crimes

By Mir Waliullah

New Delhi: Adam Publishers & Distributors, 2010. Reprint. Hardcover. New/new. A text book by the former principal of the Law College at Peshawar University for students of Islamic law. New Hardback in a New Dust Jacket. Reprint. 160 pages. Weight: 0.5 kg Post free within Malaysia

$26.70

The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World
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The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World

By Edward Frey

Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1991 . Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. The Malay kris (keris) is probably unique among weapons in that it is fairly useless in combat because of an inherent design fault. Nevertheless for many Malays it is a symbol of their culture because of its supposed supernatural powers and place in Malay legend. In this amply illustrated book, Frey not only looks at the knife's origins and varieties of design but also explains why and how it came to assume this semi-hallowed status. Very Good Hardback. Second Edition Reprint of the 1988 edition 74 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover, which is now protected in a plastic jacket has minimal wear. The binding is tight and there is minimal tanning.

$81.21

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