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Children's History of Malaysia  
Author : Tunku Halim
Price : US$ 12.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 845 8

“We’ll fight to the death,” cried Raja Haji, picking up a kris. “Open the gates!”
The Bugis warriors charged with their spears, krises and rifles. Arong Lenga rode on a pony, a spear clutched in one hand. The Dutch were waiting for them and fired. Arong Lenga was shot and fell. Raja Haji screamed in anger, his dagger raised. The Dutch fired another volley …

In this exciting book, Malaysia’s fascinating history is brought to life. Children will discover the wonders, intrigues, romance and wars of times past. Here, they’ll find answers to questions like …
• Who founded the Melaka Empire?
• How did Francis Light get hold of Penang?
• Why did Singapore have its own Sultan?
• Who were the White Rajahs?
• Why did the Dutch give Melaka to the British?
• Who were the Ghee Hins and Hai Sans?
• Who started the state of Perlis?
• Why is Brunei not part of Malaysia?
• What is the lost kingdom of Riau-Johor?

“This is a wonderful book which even adults will thoroughly enjoy!”

Year : 2003, PP : 278 (Soft Cover)   

 

E-Government in Malaysia  
Author : Muhammad Rais Abdul Karim & Nazariah Mohd Khalid
Price : US$ 19.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 846 6

E-Government will encompass the entire spectrum of government operations, impacting citizen-government, business-government and government-government transactions. Apart from driving process reengineering efforts to dramatically improve the way government operates and functions whilst putting in place innovative, state-of-the-art technologies, E-Government will also ensure that aspects such as networks, interconnectivity, standards, security, training and change management are addressed comprehensively.

All around the world, governments are reinventing themselves with the use of new technologies and governance approaches. This book captures the experiences of the Malaysian government in blazing a trail to the cyber age. Written by two key figures in the nation's E-Government programme, the insights within is a valuable reference to others seeking to achieve similar goals in their own spheres of influence.

Dr Muhammad Rais Abdul Karim is Director-General of the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) in the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia

Nazariah Mohd Khalid is Deputy Director-General (ICT) of the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) in the Prime Minister's Department, MalaysiaE-Government will encompass the entire spectrum of government operations, impacting citizen-government, business-government and government-government transactions. Apart from driving process reengineering efforts to dramatically improve the way government operates and functions whilst putting in place innovative, state-of-the-art technologies, E-Government will also ensure that aspects such as networks, interconnectivity, standards, security, training and change management are addressed comprehensively.

Year : 2003, PP : 296 (Soft Cover)   
 

English for Malaysians  
Author : J.S. Soloman & Chuah Ai Bee
Price : US$ 13.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 837 7

ENGLISH FOR MALAYSIANS is written by qualified educationists with proven track records of excellence in their fields, especially with regard to the teaching of English in Malaysia.
It is designed particularly to help learners understand grammar and master the literary skills of reading and writing in the English language. The requirements of all public examinations have been given due consideration.
Teachers in secondary schools, teacher-trainers in colleges and lecturers in other institutions of higher learning should also find this book of inestimable value for the wealth and variety of teaching and learning material it contains.
Malaysians who aspire to learn and master English at their own pace in the non-threatening environment of their homes will find this book a complete and systematic self-study course.
They will also realise that learning English need not be drudgery; it can also be fun.

J.S.SOLOMON
B.A.(Hons.), Cert. TESL (Distinction) Dip. in Appl. Ling (RELC)

CHUAH AI BEE
B.A.(Hons.), Teacher's Cert

Edited by
SUSILA S.SOLOMON B.A.(Hons.), Dip. Ed.,M.Ed (U.K) Dip. TEFL M.A. in Appl. Ling (Essex, U.K.)

Year : 2003, PP : 546 (Soft Cover)   

 

Malaysia's Socioeconomic Challenges -Debating Public Policy Issues
(Coming Soon!)
Author : Ramon V. Navaratnam
Price : US$ .00
ISBN CODE : 967 978 848 2

This book looks at Malaysia’s ability to respond to the challenges of globalisation, a subject that should preoccupy the country for many years to come. What with the commencement of the Asean Free-Trade Area (AFTA) in 2003, the movement towards the formation of Asean+3 (China, Japan and South Korea), and the prospects of establishing free-trade areas with Australia and New Zealand, the challenges for greater competition will increase substantially.

However, the question is, Are we ready? Is Malaysia competitive enough to confront the challenges of globalisation? By commenting critically but constructively on Malaysia’s public policy issues as they unfold, as well as the nation’s ability to respond to globalisation that it entails, Navaratnam warns that Malaysia will fail to attain the goals of Vision 2020 if we do not enhance our competitive edge.

Ramon V. Navaratnam is a distinguished former civil servant who is now corporate adviser to the Sunway Group in Malaysia
Year : 2003, PP : 269 (Hard Cover)   

A New Perspective on the Dao De Jing  
Author : Victor C.C. Khor & Graeme Chapman
Price : US$ 23.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 812 1

The Dao De Jing Manuscript at Mawangdui was unearthed in 1973. A New Perspective on the Dao De Jing is based on that manuscript which is considered to be the most accurate by most experts. The language and grammar then were very much different from those of the present day. The authors are particularly interested in Laozi’s intention when he wrote the text. Was it for the gatekeeper who blackmailed him into writing a book as a price for his passage through the gate or for humankind that he wrote these words. Laozi’s mentioning of the “Word of Heaven” might antagonise the Emperor who was supposed to be the Son of Heaven. This perspective is taken into account in this new translation and interpretation.

Victor C.C. Khor was born in 1934 in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. He completed his primary school education there before migrating to Malaya in 1947. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (Bombay University) in 1961 and a postgraduate Diploma in Town Planning (Leeds) in 1964. He had worked in Manchester, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia as an architect and town planner. Upon retirement, Khor studied Theology and obtained a Bachelor of Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity in 1991.

Year : 2002, PP : 272 (Soft Cover)   
 






Adjectives & Adverbs - Vital Word Group made Easy  
Author :
Price : US$ 2.65
ISBN CODE : 967 978 838 5
 

The ability to communicate correctly, appropriately and effectively in the language requires a sound knowledge of adjectives and adverbs.

Adjectives & Adverbs discusses these important modifiers in a simple and systematic way.

Year : 2002, PP : 58 (Soft Cover)







Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Corporate Planning  
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.30
ISBN CODE : 967 978 805 9
Here you will find tips that could help you plan for your corporation’s future success. After all, the 2,500-year-old military treatise is filled with many practical tips on how generals of old could secure their kingdom’s future. Today, a corporate planner, like those ancient generals would have to draw up effective “war plans” in the course of his career. The tips here could very well help you to secure your corporation’s future success.

Year : 2002, PP : 128 (Soft Cover)   
 






Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Customer Service
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.30
ISBN CODE : 967 978 806 7

Here you will find tips that could help you make your customers more than happy. You will be surprised to find that the 2,500-year-old military treatise is filled with many practical tips on how a customer service professional today could win over customers. The tips here could very well help you become “invincible” in your “battles” for the customer’s hearts. ISBN CODE : 967 978 806 7 Price : US$ 5.30
Year : 2002, PP : 128 (Soft Cover)   
 
Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Human Resource Management  
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.30
ISBN CODE : 967 978 807 5


Here you will find tips that could help you attract the best people, retain and motivate them to accomplish great deeds for your corporation’s future success. After all, the 2,500-year-old military treatise is filled with many practical tips on how generals of old could tap the best of their troops to win battles, even against all odds. Today, any manager, like those ancient generals would have to be able to attract people to his cause and develop them well so as to unleash their potential. The tips here could very well help you to secure your corporation’s future success through your people.
Year : 2002, PP : 120 (Soft Cover)   
Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Managing your Children  
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.30
ISBN CODE : 967 978 829 6

Here you will find tips that could help you effectively manage your children. Just as generals of old could find practical tips on how to apply the 2,500-year-old military treatise to manage their troops, you too could use Sun Tzu’s wisdom to manage your children. The tips here could very well help you live up to your role as a parent and discharge your responsibility in bringing up your children properly to become responsible people.

In the same series
Applying Sun Tzu’s Art of War in
• Managing Your Marriage
• Managing Your Money
• Human Resource Management
• Corporate Planning
• Customer Service
• Marketing
• Winning
• Selling

Year : 2002, PP : 120 (Soft Cover)   
 
Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Managing your Money  
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 830 X

Here you will find tips that could help you effectively manage your money. Just as generals of old could find practical tips on how to apply the 2,500-year-old military treatise to enrich their kingdom’s wealth, you too could enrich yourself. The tips here could very well help you on your way to becoming financially independent, if not wealthy.

In the same series
Applying Sun Tzu’s Art of War in
• Managing Your Marriage
• Managing Your Money
• Human Resource Management
• Corporate Planning
• Customer Service
• Marketing
• Winning
• Selling

Year : 2002, PP : 172 (Soft Cover)   
 
Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Marketing  
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.30
ISBN CODE : 967 978 808 3

HERE, you will find tips that could help you defend and/or expand your market. After all, the 2,500-year-old military treatise is filled with many practical tips on how generals of old could win battles in defence of their territory or capture others’ territories. Today, a marketer, like those ancient generals would face countless “battles” in the course of his marketing career. The tips here could very well help you to win the “battles” for your market share.

Year : 2002, PP : 128 (Soft Cover)   
 
Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Selling  
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.30
ISBN CODE : 967 978 809 1
Here you will find tips that could help you clinch those sales that you have been hankering after. While the 2,500-year-old military treatise is filled with many practical tips on how generals of old could win battles, today, a sales professional, like those ancient generals would face countless “battles” in the course of his sales career. The tips here could very well help you to become “invincible” in your “battles” for sales.

Year : 2002, PP : 100 (Soft Cover)   







Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Winning  
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.30
ISBN CODE : 967 978 810 5

Here you will find tips that could help you develop a “winner’s” mindset and set you on your way to be a winner. After all, the 2,500-year-old military treatise is filled with many practical tips on how to win battles. Today, a person would face countless “battles” at work and even at home or in his personal struggles with himself. The tips here could very well help you to win the “battles” in your life.

Year : 2002, PP : 96 (Soft Cover)










Basic Chinese for Everyone  
Author : Ang Lay Hoon & Ooi Bee Lee
Price : US$ 6.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 831 8

BASIC CHINESE FOR EVERYONE is specially designed for those wishing to learn Chinese in an easy and systematic way, especially students and adults who want to learn Chinese in the shortest time possible. There are 15 carefully graded lessons and a total vocabulary of 410 words. Topics covered include one’s daily communicative needs such as social greetings, numbers, time, date, weather, colours, job, family and money matters. Ample exercises after each lesson serve as a supplement to enhance the learning of the skills taught. Answers are provided at the end of the book. There is also a table on the order strokes of every character used in the lessons, instructing the learner the proper way to write Chinese characters.

Year : 2002, PP : 162 (Soft Cover)

Beyond Taijiquan- Supremacy of the Tai-Chi Mind  
Author : Wong Choon Ching
Price : US$ 15.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 792 3

Beyond Taijiquan gives an indepth knowledge of the orthodox Taijiquan. Many practitioners of Taijiquan know the movements and the techniques of the martial art thoroughly but lack the understanding of the condition of the mind when practising the art. This book goes beyond the forms. The readers who are familiar with the forms will have no difficulty in following the explanations which are told in story form to help understand the concept and the students will achieve certain attainment progressively the qi-gong way of practice, the attainment of the all-important Taiji internal Jing power, the effortless way in Taiji tuishou, the unique pugilistic excellence of the art, the clear definitions of many Taiji terms, etc.

The story begins with Alan going out in search of the effortless martial art. He then enters into a dream in which he comes face to face with the legendary Taiji masters of the 19th century. The theme of the story is the schism that splits the school of Taijiquan into two rival camps, namely, the Qi-zong and Fa-zong. The former emphasises the qi-gong approach while the latter favours the training of the techniques. The rivalry culminates in the Wudang Summit where the two factions pit against each other in polemics and martial skill.
Wong Choon Ching had his primary and secondary education in Chinese schools. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA (Hons) in History in 1965. He was the first to introduce the Chen Style Taijiquan to Malaysia in 1985. In 1987 and 1988 he won the championship in the Malaysian National Taiji Competition and in the latter year he emerged as the second runner-up in Taijiquan in the World Wushu Competition held in Hang Zhou, China. In the following year, his team of nine students beat the Singapore counterparts in a tuishou competition. Since then, he has retired from active Taiji activities.

Year : 2002, PP : 284 (Soft Cover)   
 

Correct English Grammar- English Grammar made Easy  
Author :
Price : US$ 2.65
ISBN CODE : 967 978 843 1

English is a universal language. It is also the language of Knowledge—Information Communication Technology. It is the key to gaining access to sources of information worldwide.

To have a good command of English it is essential to acquire a sound knowledge of grammar. Correct English Grammar provides the essentials in a simple and systematic way.

All learners of the English language should find this book useful and helpful.

Year : 2002, PP : 68 (Soft Cover)

Diaspora and Identity- The Sociology of Culture in Southeast Asia  
Author : John Clammer
Price : US$ 39.00
ISBN CODE : 967 978 791 5

Southeast Asia stands at the crossroads of world civilisations and their contemporary transformations triggered by the globalisation process. Both the source of migrations and the recipient of cultures from Asia, the Middle East and beyond, the region has fashioned out of the interplay between its diasporic communities, its indigenous peoples and the historical forces of colonialism, postcolonialism, nationalism and transnationalism, new forms of identity, collective and individual, secular and religious.
This book shows how, through the application of the methods of cultural studies, fresh readings of Southeast Asian societies can be undertaken, readings which not only reveal fresh facets of the complexity and fascination of the region, but also place it back at the centre of current theoretical debates in the social sciences and Asian studies.

English Essentials (9 titles/set)  
Author : Milon Nandy
Price : US$ 23.90
ISBN CODE :

This is your complete guide to language skills. Comes in a set of 9 titles with casing. Titles are Correct English, Good English, Correct English Usage, Writing Better English, Speaking Correct English, Correct Usage of English Prepositions, Learning English Grammar and Language, Grasping Basic English Grammar and Understanding Basic English Grammar.

Year : 2002, PP : 0 (Soft Cover)

English Essentials- The Easy Way  
Author : Milon Nandy
Price : US$ 7.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 822 9

Arrest your linguistic shortcoming with this simple guide through the minefield of English grammar and semantics. The main thrust of this book is to help you improve your English and enable you to communicate with greater ease and confidence. Basic grammar, though an essential prerequisite to the learning and mastering of English, is often taken for granted and left half understood. However, the only way to master English is to build a solid grounding in basic grammar and use it to communicate as frequently as possible.

Year : 2002, PP : 210 (Soft Cover)

English Sentence Structure- English Sentences made Easy  
Author :
Price : US$ 2.65
ISBN CODE : 967 978 841 5

Our thoughts are expressed by speech and writing. When we speak or write, we use words. When a group of words makes our meaning clear, we call them a sentence.

There are different types of sentences in the English language. Understanding these structures and building parallel sentences will help a learner improve his proficiency in the language.

English Sentence Structure deals with a complex matter in a simple way.

Year : 2002, PP : 66 (Soft Cover)

Globalisation and the New Realities  
Author : Mahathir Mohamad
Price : US$ 15.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 818 0

There is now a worldwide public backlash against the effects of globalisation, which had once been thought of as an inevitable and universally good force. In this book, Dr Mahathir Mohamad provides an incisive critique of the main aspects of globalisation and an explanation for this changing tide of opinion against the concept of globalisation.
Globalisation, deregulation and liberalisation in a borderless world must be handled with care as they are means to an end—not ends in themselves. Globalisation must result in a better life for all. Though the mobility of capital flows across borders is an efficient way of allocating resources globally and channelling them to developing countries, such mobility creates volatility and provides an opportunity for speculative attacks against currencies that threatens the economic stability of less developed countries.
Dr Mahathir has been warning the world of the inequities and dangers of globalisation years before it was fashionable to criticise this concept. His lack of inhibition in speaking his mind—even when his opinions go against conventional wisdom—is now well documented. He pulls no punches when he describes the events of the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the mechanics of currency speculation and the effects of the volatile inflows and outflows of foreign funds, as well as the measures Malaysia took to counter the crisis.
Policymakers, researchers and those who want to know about the current trends in globalisation—and about its pitfalls—will find this timely and compelling reading.

DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD has been Malaysia’s prime minister since 1981. As the architect and strategist of modern Malaysia’s phenomenal growth over the last decade of the 20th century, he is the initiator of Malaysia’s Vision 2020 and the Multimedia Super Corridor.

Year : 2002, PP : 240 (Soft Cover)

 

Guide to Asset Securitisation in Malaysia  
Author : Sam Chay
Price : US$ 23.90  
ISBN CODE : 967 978 819 9

Many initiatives to develop the bond market in Malaysia have been undertaken by the Securities Commission, including the release of guidelines on asset-backed securitisation in April 2001. Asset-backed securities (ABS) form an important component of a deeper and more active bond market, and the guidelines serve to facilitate securitisation transactions as well as the issuance of ABS.
The guidelines are only the first step towards developing asset securitisation in the country and further efforts will be focusing on, among other things, the tax and accounting framework surrounding securitisation transactions.
This book provides practical advice on relevant aspects of asset securitisation and explains how asset securitisation works. Although many have heard of this term, many still lack adequate knowledge about and understanding of the inner workings of this structured financial product.
Written for both experts and non-experts, this book furnishes useful and practical information on how asset securitisation is structured. It is compulsory reading for bankers, corporate finance managers, structured finance experts and corporate treasurers, as well as those interested in acquiring a more thorough understanding of how asset securitisation works.

 

Insurance Law Manual- The Authoritative Guide  
Author : Beldeu Singh
Price : US$ 50.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 685 4

INSURANCE LAW MANUAL is the authoritative guide for insurance managers, lawyers, employees of insurance companies, students, in fact, practically all those involved in general insurance services. Written in a simple style and cutting through jargon, this manual serves as a reference handbook for professional insurance work in general and for the administration of the claims process in particular. Those who feel baffled by the surfeit of jargon often associated with subjects of such nature will find this an excellent primer on the underpinnings of the insurance industry and its intricacies.
Year : 2002, PP : 366 (Soft Cover)

 






 

 







 




Islam and Business  
Author : Nik Mohamed Affandi bin Nik Yusoff
Price : US$ 15.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 768 0

Islam offers alternative business practices and perspectives many of which are universal in nature and quite similar to conventional ones. However, there are some which are different and unique: for example, the principle of partnership and sharing of both profit and loss in Islamic lending.
Islam requires a proper balance between commercialism and humanitarianism, and between profit and social responsibility. This balanced approach therefore offers a ready solution to serious current problems of profiteering, consumer exploitation, irresponsible corporate governance and environmental degradation.
Islamic business practices maximise all the positive aspects of business: examples include honest business conduct, reasonable profit, fair competition, high standard of service culture, endearing business partnership and cooperation, etc. Islamic business ensures a proper balance between monetary and spiritual profit. It also strengthens economic justice and enhances business harmony.
It is fascinating that a number of important business principles were introduced by Islam more than 14 centuries ago: examples include the principle of minimum wage for employees, basic consumerism principles such as the right of buyers to return purchased goods, the principle of venture capital, etc.
These are some of the highlights of Islamic business practices and perspectives discussed in this book, besides discussions on many other interesting and practical features of Islamic business.

ISLAM AND BUSINESS is the author’s second book. His first book, ISLAM AND WEALTH, was published in 2001. Both books are complementary as businessmen constitute the majority of the wealthy.

Year : 2002, PP : 296 (Soft Cover)



Mahathir Mohamad: A Visionary & His Vision Of Malaysia's K-Economy  
Author : Edited by Ng Tieh Chuan
Price : US$ 23.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 820 2

Why is Dr Mahathir Mohamad a visionary? Simple, unlike many people, he has the ability to see the Big Picture. He can paint a picture but he is not an artist; he can anticipate trends and the opportunities embedded in such trends but he is not a clairvoyant. His thoughts have no limits and he does not believe in the impossible. His is a “can-do” attitude where the unreachable is reachable. I will contend that, as a visionary, he can see with his eyes closed. Unlike some people who go through the days of their lives with glorious dreams and never having the guts to act on such dreams and make them happen, he is the opposite. He had the guts to stand up for what he believed in and was kicked out of the party he loved for thinking the unthinkable—a developed and prosperous Malaysia. He had the guts to make a comeback and put into practice his vision. The result is modern-day Malaysia.

This book is a testimony to such a vision. Would he face criticism at home and abroad for such a vision? Definitely. Would he make mistakes? Yes, he will, but neither would dampen his enthusiasm. Dr Mahathir's vision for Malaysia and Malaysians is a worthy cause. Is that asking too much?

Year : 2002, PP : 260 (Hard Cover)

 

 

Malaysia's Economic Sustainability  
Author : Ramon V. Navaratnam
Price : US$ 23.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 804 0

The remarkable thing about the Malaysian economy is not how far it has come but how well it has recovered from the Asian financial crisis of 1997. Tough times now beckon with a slowdown of Western economies, where the chill winds of global downturn are beginning to nip at the ankles.

Malaysia has been acknowledged as the richest and best managed Islamic democracy in the world. The question, however, is whether Malaysia can sustain this outstanding record of socioeconomic development, with its enviable political stability and its unique brand of social engineering that has strengthen social racial harmony in one of the most complex societies in the world.

Besides providing an overview of the Malaysian economy and what makes it tick, this book looks at the continuing concerns as to whether Malaysia can overcome the many new challenges that it will confront with the rising tide of globalisation.

Ramon V. Navaratnam is a distinguished former civil servant who is now corporate adviser to the Sunway Group in

Malaysia.Wong Sulong, The Star Year : 2002, PP : 264 (Hard Cover)

 

 

Mastering English- The Easy Way  
Author : Milon Nandy
Price : US$ 7.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 823 7

This book makes the study of English grammar accessible and interesting; not only does it offer clear explanations and examples, but also ample exercises to hone one’s understanding of the language. It is a practical guide for those who use English as their mother-tongue as well as for those who have adopted it as a second language. Whether your interest lies in spoken or written English, this guide is here to help you communicate with greater ease and confidence.

Year : 2002, PP : 312 (Soft Cover)


Nouns & Pronouns- Important Word Groups made Easy  
Author :
Price : US$ 2.65
ISBN CODE : 967 978 842 3
 

Words are the building blocks of languages. All the words in the English language are grouped into eight classes. Nouns and pronouns are large and important classes with vital functions in sentence structure.

Recognising these word groups and understanding their functions in sentences should set a learner of English on the road to mastery of the language.

Nouns & Pronouns discusses all the types of nouns and pronouns and their functions. All learners of the English language should find this book useful and helpful.

Year : 2002, PP : 56 (Soft Cover)

 

P.Ramlee - The Bright Star
Author : James Harding & Ahmad Sarji
Price : US$ 19.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 834 2

P.Ramlee was the quintessential Malay entertainer par excellence, the Malay Noel Coward, if you like- actor, composer, singer, film-maker.
In his own lifetime, P.Ramlee created a myth of what a boy unschooled in music and in the performing arts could attain. For the world, he became a symbol of the eternal genius of music, acting and directing.
Despite the heights and brillance he had attained on the screen and in the music world, he remained a humble person. This is an essential biography offering a wealth of information about P.Ramlee, the man and his work. He is, after all, one of the glories of a cultural heritage which deserves to be far better known in Europe, and indeed, throughout the whole world.

Year : 2002, PP : 294 (Hard Cover)

 

Prepositions, Conjunctions & Punctuation Marks- Vital Word Groups made Easy  
Author :
Price : US$ 2.65
ISBN CODE : 967 978 840 7

Prepositions and conjunctions are minor word groups but important all the same for effective communication. The wrong usage of prepositions and conjunctions could easily distort the meaning of your text.

Prepositions, Conjunctions & Punctuation Marks helps the learner to understand prepositions and their usage. It also helps the learner to vary the length and type of sentences with the help of appropriate conjunctions. Due consideration is also given to the mechanics of writing—punctuation marks.

A great book for all learners who want to attain their best in English proficiency!

Year : 2002, PP : 60 (Soft Cover)
Reflections on Asia  
Author : Mahathir Mohamad
Price : US$ 12.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 632 3

In REFLECTIONS ON ASIA, Dr Mahathir says much that needs to be said about Asia and the rest of the world. He speaks his mind on how Asia can reinvent itself after the chaos of the Asian crisis of 1997: by reexamining the way the global economic system functions and challenging some of the most fundamental tenets of global capitalism.

Understand the man and his thoughts by reading what he has to say about the crucial issues of our times: Asia’s road to recovery, currency controls, globalisation, capitalism, democracy, Islam, Asian values, China, Japan, Malay politics, etc. By analysing and bringing into focus these issues, he hopes to encourage sober and rational discussion of them by concerned and intelligent world citizens at this crucial juncture of the world’s evolution.

DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD has been Malaysia’s prime minister since 1981. As the architect and strategist of modern Malaysia’s phenomenal growth over the last decade of the 20th century, he is the initiator of Malaysia’s Vision 2020 and the Multimedia Super Corridor. He is the author of A New Deal for Asia and The Voice of Asia: Two Leaders Discuss the Coming Century (with Shintaro Ishihara).

Year : 2002, PP : 168 (Soft Cover)
The Challenge  
Author : Mahathir Mohamad
Price : US$ 12.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 103 8


Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister, is known for his original ideas and incisive plain speaking. Both traits are grippingly evident in this book where he takes a hard look at certain ways of thinking and living that are vying for supremacy in the modern world in general, and Malaysia's Malay community in particular. With characteristic directness Dr. Mahathir explodes fallacies and exposes distortions concerning Islam, communism, freedom and discipline, and the concerns of this world and the next.
Year : 2002, PP : 180 (Soft Cover)

 

The Economic Con-Game- Development Fact or Fiction?  
Author : Piya Mahtaney
Price : US$ 21.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 821 0

For all the brouhaha about reform and the avowed benefits of free-market policies in the 1990s, the quick-fix solution for underdevelopment continues to elude us. Through an incisive narrative of the misconceptions and misconstrued notions that have blinkered economic judgement for decades, Piya Mahtaney argues that the underpinnings of economic terrorism are embodied in the stark contrasts between unbridled affluence ensconced in minuscule enclaves and unrelenting endemic poverty.

We may finally have arrived at the crux of contemporary economics which impinges not so much on evaluating the commercial profitability of globalisation as it does on examining two distinct possibilities that will decide the economic destiny for a long time to come. Either ‘globalism’ can result in development or it cannot. If it can—although so far it hasn’t—then its limitations have to be surmounted, and if its purview does not extend beyond tactical commercialism then the immense hype about it in recent years is meaningless.

Is there a crisis of imagination or are there deeper issues at stake? In answering this crucial question, Mahtaney looks at the dilemmas and paradoxes that befuddle strategic thinking on the subject and in so doing reveals a sinister fact: there exists a crisis of implementation that is perpetrated by a medley of vested interests which deliberately flout the rulebook of sound economics to make decisions that benefit the superstructure and adversely impact the majority of us.

PIYA MAHTANEY is a development economist who has worked as a journalist with the Economic Times which is part of the Times of India Group.

Year : 2002, PP : 272 (Soft Cover)

 

The Islamic Gold Dinar  
Author : Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera
Price : US$ 23.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 825 3

Since the Islamic gold dinar concept was mooted by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, it has aroused the interest of the public on the nature and benefits of this new Islamic gold payment and settlement system.

This book looks at the problems inherent in contemporary financial systems. Taking the 1997 Malaysian economic and financial crisis as an example, it shows that the fundamental cause of business cycles, unemployment and inflation is rooted in some of the features of the present-day financial system, namely fiat money, fractional reserve requirements and interest rates. It then shows how these features also indirectly bring about many social problems to such an extent that they threaten the culture and sovereignty of nations. Even Islamic banks cannot truly operate on Islamic principles in the present system. Most Islamic financial products are tied to the market interest rate—the very thing they are supposed to avoid.

After delving into the problems of the present monetary system, it then argues how a return to a gold payment system—like the Islamic dinar—could solve many of the woes of today’s economic system. A return to such a system is not only desirable from the economic, political, social and religious perspectives, but also urgent in the present era of globalisation and impending world recession, besides providing a conducive environment for Islamic economics, banking and finance to flourish.

Year : 2002, PP : 142 (Hard Cover)

 

Verbs & Tenses- Vital Word Group made Easy  
Author :
Price : US$ 2.65
ISBN CODE : 967 978 839 3

Verbs and tenses are very important but difficult areas of the English language to understand and use correctly. However, to be proficient in English, the learner needs to understand verbs and tenses and use them correctly.

Verbs & Tenses discusses this difficult but vital area simply and clearly. A diligent learner of the English language should have no difficulty following the explanations and examples given. Working through the exercises should reinforce and consolidate what has been learnt. Use what you have learnt constantly and you will never forget it!

Year : 2002, PP : 66 (Soft Cover)

 

Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War in Managing your Marriage  
Author : Khoo Kheng-Hor
Price : US$ 5.90
ISBN CODE : 967 978 828 8
Here you will find useful tips that could help you effectively manage your marriage. Just as generals of old could find practical tips on how to apply the 2,500-year-old military treatise to strengthen their kingdom, you too could use some of its principles to strengthen your marriage and family life. The tips here could very well help you preserve your marriage vows, and attain the marital bliss that you and your partner deserve.

In the same series
Applying Sun Tzu’s Art of War in
• Managing Your Marriage
• Managing Your Money
• Human Resource Management
• Corporate Planning
• Customer Service
• Marketing
• Winning
• Selling

Year : 2002, PP : 144 (Soft Cover)

 

Landmarks of Selangor  
Author :
Price : US$ 45.00/RM130.00
ISBN CODE : 981 4068 78 0

This book is testimony to the rich architectural heritage of the state of Selangor. More than 40 buildings of historic or aesthetic importance have been specially painted by the distinguished artist Chin Kon Yit, with detailed commentaries by architect and conservationist Chen Voon Fee. A historical context is provided by the introduction by John M. GuUick, author of many standard works on Malaysia and its history.

The oldest structure in the book is the fort at Kuala Selangor, built in the second half of the eighteenth century. One of the most recent is the Main Terminal Building of Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The totality of the book includes mosques, state monuments, palaces, schools, churches, temples, offices, banks, even shophouses, in styles reflecting the richly complex history and culture of the state of Selangor over the past three centuries.

There is much to admire in these fine buildings, and the book will be of lasting interest to anyone connected with Selangor, and to those interested in the preservation of its historical treasures. Architects will trace with interest the responses of their colleagues over the decades to the challenges posed by the tropical climate and a multicultural environment; and visitors to Malaysia will be encouraged to seek out an array of sites well worth visiting and yet easily accessible from the nation's capital. The book is published to mark the coronation of His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafaddin ldris Shah, Sultan of Selangor, in 2003.

Year : 2003

Royal Family of South East Asia 
Author :
Price : US$ 86.25/RM300.00
ISBN CODE :983 9848 0 2

This unique publication is a comprehensive guide to the Royal Families of South-East Asia, both reigning and formely reigning royalty, covering Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei.

Each chapter contains a comprehensive photographic and genealogical guide to the families covered as well as brief historical sketches of each family.

 

The Mahathir Legacy
Author : Ian Steward
Price : RM76.25
 

After ruling his country with a firm hand for more than 20 years, the Malaysian prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, surprised family, friends and the nation by unexpectedly announcing his resignation in June 2002. Urged to stay on by government colleagues, he delayed his retirement until October 2003 under an arrangement providing for his deputy. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, to progressively assume the duties of leader before formaly replacing him. Dr Mahathir's legacy carries worrying implications for Malaysia and the region.




Abdullah Badawi's Dilemma
Author : Yahaya ismail
Price : US$ 34.90
ISBN CODE :

This is and explosive book. Very controversial , and hot. It is written by a writer who is known to be very controversial in his political writing s and viwepoints. He dares to expose what other politicians like to hide their secrets, their weakness and scandals. He explores the undercurrents of UMNO politics and the players that will play important roles in the future after Dr Mahathir leaves the stage.

 

Easy Guide To HTML

Author : Syed Agil Maricar
Price : RM8.90
ISBN CODE : 967 950 1779


Learning HTML is fairly easy. All you need to know is English and basic English and basic computer usage. Any one can pick up this book and start developing HTML pages right away. Readers with limited HTML knowledge can also use this book as reference.