Cerpen-cerpen Bangsa Patani

Isma Ae Mohamad berasal dari Patani dan mendapat pendidikan di Malaysia. Beliau menulis kisah rakyat yang tertindas di wilayah bergolak selatan Thailand. Himpunan cerpen dalam buku ini ditulis berdasarkan pengalaman hidupnya.

Melayu Patani dan Melayu Malaysia adalah serumpun. Percaturan British yang mencipta sempadan antara dua kelompok Melayu ini berlaku tanpa pengetahuan raja-raja Melayu pada tahun 1909. Pun begitu, sempadan antarabangsa ini gagal memisahkan dua kelompok yang terikat oleh hubungan kekeluargaan dan sejarah.

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What Doctors Don’t Know about the Drugs They Prescribe

When a new drug is tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

Rabbi Shapiro Reacts to Jerusalem Announcement

In depth analysis — Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro reacts to Jerusalem being declared the capital of Israel, and explains that the Jewish people relate to Jerusalem as a holy city, not as a political capital city. Jerusalem as the capital of the “Jews” is a Zionist fiction, and conflicts directly with the teachings of Judaism.

To all those countries considering moving their embassies, please know that this would only benefit Israel and the Zionists, and has no benefit to the Jewish people at large. Israel does NOT represent world Jewry.

Tombiruo — Penunggu Rimba

Jalan cerita dalam novel ini sangat berbeza daripada filemnya. Penceritaan dalam filem jauh lebih dramatik.

Dalam novel, Wan Suraya adalah watak utama, tidak seperti dalam filem yang ia adalah watak sampingan. Di Kuala Lumpur, Wan Suraya melaporkan kes seorang perogol bersiri dan pembunuh yang telah disabitkan kesalahan oleh juri dan hakim menjatuhkan hukuman bunuh ke atas pesalah. Jelas sekali penulis tidak tahu bahawa sistem kehakiman di Malaysia tidak menggunakan sistem juri.

Wan Suraya diberi kebenaran menemubual pesalah sebelum hukuman dijalankan. Apa yang pesalah katakan kepadanya meyakinkan Wan Suraya bahawa yang dihukum itu bukan penjenayah sebenar.

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Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five

 

I don’t think I can write a review that is better than what the author himself explains. So watch the videos below.

You can get this book from this store or that store.

Miko Peled’s first book is “The General’s Son“.

Fish & Co, MINES

I ordered orange juice, cream of mushroom and Coriander Catch at Fish & Co. The menu says Coriander Catch is “White fish fillet grilled with a home blend of coriander sauce to give it an intense, healthy flavour.” That certainly was not the case.

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The rice was bland — wouldn’t make much difference if they actually served plain white rice. The coriander sauce didn’t taste like coriander — it was almost tasteless.

I like tapioca but the baked tapioca didn’t complement the meal. It tasted odd and out of place. It would be better if instead of baked tapioca, it was served with mixed veggies or salad.

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Night School

Jack Reacher was awarded a medal for a successful mission and was sent back to school to learn about inter-agency cooperation. Not exactly a dream assignment, especially after such a successful mission. But then again, being a soldier is all about following orders.

Reacher reported to the school. In the class room was White (a CIA agent) and Waterman (an FBI agent). It was just the three of them, and they quickly figured out that they weren’t sent back to school. What ever mission they were going to be assigned to is something the top brass didn’t want anyone else knowing about.

Alfred Ratcliff (the National Security Advisor) and his senior deputy, Dr Marian Sinclair, walked in and declared, “This is not a school”.

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