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6 Judul Wajib Baca Sempena Merdeka 62 August 17, 2019 – Posted in: Chronicles from Mandala

Kini cuma tinggal berbaki dalam seminggu lebih lagi sebelum Malaysia menyambut ulang-peringatan peristiwa kemerdekaan Tanah Melayu (dan kemudiannya, Malaysia) untuk kali ke-62. Pejam celik, tanah air ini sudah separuh abad lebih bebas dari cengkaman kuasa kolonial British secara zahirnya. Namun begitu, harus kita insaf bahawa tugas mempertahankan kemerdekaan ini, dan memaknainya adalah masih jauh belum selesai. Bersempena sambutan ulang-peringatan ini, kami ingin mengajukan beberapa judul karya, yang pada hemat kami, amatlah penting untuk sama-sama ditelaah…

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Born from the Womb of UMNO: How PAS Started as Persatuan Islam Se-Malaya March 14, 2019 – Posted in: Book Excerpts

With the Hizbul Muslimin banned and its leaders behind bars, the Islamists of Malaya were without a party to call their own. From 1948 onwards the British authorities were less interested in the niceties of democracy and liberal governance, and more concerned about eliminating the potential threat of Communism from Malaya for good before they left their colony to its fate. The eradication of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) was hardly a subtle affair. To…

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Free Shipping to Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan for Purchase over RM150 March 11, 2019 – Posted in: News

We have great news to all our customers from Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, regarding shipping rates to these regions. We resolved to resume our free shipping privilege for every online purchase over RM150 to these regions, effective 10 March 2019. Our decision to deliberately put halt to free shipping privilege to Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, mainly caused by the hikes in prices of shipping fee due to re-introduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST)…

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What is Political Islam? February 19, 2019 – Posted in: Book Excerpts

Before beginning a discussion of issues related to political Islam, one must provide an adequate definition of the terms political Islam or Islamism — that is, Islam as political ideology rather than religion or theology. At the most general level, adherents of political Islam believe that “Islam as a body of faith has something important to say about how politics and society should be ordered in the contemporary Muslim world and implemented in some fashion.”1…

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The Politicization of Kaum Muda February 14, 2019 – Posted in: Book Excerpts

In a volume of essays originally published in the Police Magazine and collected in 1935 under the title The Malayan Kaleidoscope, Haji Abdul Majid b. Zainuddin wrote that there was hardly a village in Malaya where the Malays did not argue and discuss the teachings of Kaum Muda: “The Kaum Tua or Old Party, from among whom have been recruited the religious officials of the country, try to insinuate in revenge that the Kaum Muda…

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