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Launch of Brave New World


Event Details

Date: 15th August 2015
Venue: Merdekarya
Time: 7pm – Late

SIRD cordially invite you to the launch of ‘Brave New World : Greatest Hits’ authored by Dr. Azmi Sharom as follows : Date : 15 August 2015, Saturday. Time : 7:00 pm Door opens 8:00 pm Book launch begins Venue : Merdekarya (Getting there : http://www.merdekarya.com/getting-there.html) Performance by : Azmyl Yunor, Brian Gomez & Dr. Azmi Sharom! Azmi Sharom may be best known for his law expertise and his intimate acquaintance with the Sedition Act, but as this collection shows, he has a lot more to talk about: faith, fear-mongering, football, and Flight of the Hamsters, for example. Drawn from selected newspaper columns published between 2007 and 2015, these essays cover Merdeka, mob rule, and the path from one to the other. Azmi clears up the question of whether Malaysia is a secular or Islamic state, explains the role of the monarchy as determined by the Constitution, and outlines (perhaps a little wearily) how the introduction of simple concepts such as academic freedom and an independent police commission might actually be beneficial to everybody. Along the way, we’re invited to consider how history is taught to our youth, who’s responsible for landslides, and why we can’t all just unite against our common enemy, the Aedes mosquito. The state of Malaysia today ensures that he’s never short of material, and he’s often scathing, frequently hilarious and consistently fair in his assessment of it. The book comes with a free CD of two original songs by Azmi. Enquiry please contact Wah Tien or Rui at 03-79578342. SIRD