Friday, September 14, 2007

Amir and The Foot in Mouth Syndrome

I reckon some politicians are really going to be kicking themselves when they get their hands on Amir Muhummad's new book Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things, a compilation of some of the most telling and (I hope unintentionally) funny lines uttered by those in the driving seat.

Some gems from the book (and can you remember who said them?):
Only women who are not pretty should be employed by the State government, as these women would not be able to get rich husbands who can support them financially.

The best way to improve your golf is to chop down the rainforest.

All local institutions of higher learning must give serious attention to the problem of effeminate men on campus.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Shahril Nizam, which is another great reason to buy it.

And what's more, you're invited to the launch:
Sunday, 16 September, 3-5 pm.
The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annexe, KL.
The launch-day price is RM20. Sales from the day after that, in bookstores, will be RM30.

At the launch itself, there are four bonus features:
* No speeches by VIPs but there will be readings.
* The simultaneous launch of the artist Shahril Nizam's book If Only.
* Photography exhibition by Danny Lim and Hishamuddin Rais.
* Gifts for the first 50 buyers.

You can find out more about the book here.

Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things is the first title to be published by Matahari Books, which was set up in 2007 to publish non-fiction about Malaysia.

For further details:
matahari.books@gmail.com

6 comments:

YTSL said...

Ooooooh! It's about time someone came out with something like that! Kudos to Amir and it'll be interesting to wait and see how long it is before the book gets banned... ;S

june said...

"Rainforest interrupts my golf" - [add lofty title] James Wong, then Sarawak Environment Minister ( ironically enough, his portfolio does not include making important decisions on protected parks and forestry issues - that falls onto the Chief Minister's lap!)

Kak Teh said...

will get someone to get it for me! will get someone to get it for me! Which bookshops? pls tell.

bibliobibuli said...

i will pick up a copy for you on sunday and even get it signed

Kak Teh said...

thanks sharon... my daughter is there and she can collect and pay you. Will email you contact number. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Those poor politicians can't even joke without being quoted :P