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Telling It Straight

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Author Marina Mahathir
ISBN 9789814385299
Pages 236
Condition Good
Format Paperback

An outspoken commentator on Malaysia's social and political affairs, Marina Mahathir was named UN Person of the Year by the United Nations in Malaysia in 2010. She is also the daughter of the country's longest-serving prime minister. In Telling it Straight, Marina takes on the contemporary issues, ideas and institutions of the day. She highlights unpalatable truths,derides tired old ways and challenges the status quo. She asks the questions that need to be asked - and is unafraid of proposing solutions. In the process, she touches on subjects as varied as *human trafficking *the underclass *flashmobs *Islamic law enforcement *corruption *pain idiocy Throughout, Marina defends the rights of the discriminated, advocates individual integrity and makes clear her respect for diversity and the right to dissent. Indispensable to every Malaysian and everyone who wants to know Malaysia, Telling it Straight is a lively exploration into the nation's psyche and a common sense manifesto for a better future.
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