Friday, October 31, 2008

SIRD Launches Dr. Syed Hussin Ali's Books

Here's news from Zulhabri of SIRD of another very interesting book lauch :
Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD) cordially invites you to the launch of four books by Dr. Syed Husin Ali, the renowned academic turned political activist, prolific author and Deputy President of Parti KeADILan Rakyat (PKR).

The event will gather luminaries that include Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, the Menteri Besar of Selangor, who will review Orang Melayu: Masalah dan Masa Depanya; Dr Lim Teck Ghee, Director of the Centre for Policy Initiatives, who will review Ethnic Relations in Malaysia: Harmony & Conflict; and Pak Said Zahari, eminent journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Utusan Melayu Group, who will review the Malay and English editions of Dua Wajah: Tahanan Tanpa Bicara/Two Faces: Detention without Trial.

The Honourable Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will grace the occasion and deliver the Keynote Address.ALL ARE WELCOME

Date : Sunday, 9 November 2008
Time : 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Venue : Carlton Holiday Hotel, Persiaran Akuatik, Seksyen 1340100 Shah Alam, Selangor

For further information, please call En Zulhabri at 03-79578342-43
Mr. Chong Ton Sin Executive Director, SIRD
I read Two Faces : Detention Without Trial, about Dr. Syed Hussin Ali's detention under the ISA, when it first came out and it has stayed with me ever since.

3 comments:

susan loone said...

Thanks for this Sharon.
I felt the same way about Syed Husin's book.
He's the kind of academician and politician that simplifies things for us, and not complicate matters.
:)

Anonymous said...

Hi, don't know if you've heard of this book by Christian http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7697000/7697762.stm

Really interesting use of vowels!

Anonymous said...

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