Friday, 31 October 2008

Two Faces, the latest reprint

I was browsing at Popular Bookstore in City Square earlier today and spotted a book that I've been looking for since a few months ago. Dr. Syed Husin Ali's book, Two Faces - Detention Without Trial, has been reprinted by a new publisher and is now available at the bookstores.

The book is a translation of his original Malay work titled `Dua Wajah - Tahanan Tanpa Bicara', that was first published in 1996. It tells the story of Syed Husin's detention under the Internal Security Act for nearly six years. My earlier post relating to this book can be read here -> Punishing those who are threats to society?

To my blogger-friend Michelle Yoon, this latest book would be on its way to New Zealand shortly.


Kak Teh said...

Oldstock, salam. I read Two Faces a long time ago and I think I must read it again. But I remember thinking that perhaps he could write more about his experience. I remember feeling that there were some gaps, some questions unanswered.

I see that you have read Growing Up in Trengganu.

Michelle said...


This is GREAT! Thanks so much! What a good way to wake up this morning. =)

Anyway, remember to let me know how to pay you back for this!

Oldstock said...

Salam Kak Teh,

I bought GUIT earlier this year after reading about it in blogs. I can relate to some of the stories because I've stayed in Terengganu for 2 years. Cuma nak cakap trengganuspeak tu tak la berapa terrer :-)

It was tough initially, to get used to the dialect but I adapted quickly. But I can still remember being a bit taken aback when the girl at the makan shop asked me for my order, `Nak minum amende?'
Luckily, she was sweet-looking, heheheh...

Oldstock said...


As I mentioned earlier, no need to worry about it. Cuma lambat sikit lah... I hope you don't mind me reading it first because I can understand the English version faster.

Should be on the way to you by end of this week.