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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

London Book Launch: "Questioning arms spending in Malaysia" by Kua Kia Soong

Book Launch
Date: Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Venue: Private function room, Melur Restaurant,
175a Edgware Road,
London, W2 1ET (see location map)
Time : Registration 6.45pm

Talk 7-8pm

Discussion 8-8.30pm

Dinner 8.30pm onwards

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the exciting evening with Kua Kia Soong, at the London launch of his latest book “Questioning Arms Spending in Malaysia”.

Dr Kua is a renowned academic and author of ‘May 13’ and ‘445 Days Under the ISA’. He is also a former ISA detainee and Director of Malaysia Human Rights organization, SUARAM.

Malaysiakini have called this ‘the first groundbreaking expose of Malaysia's military since independence. It contains of A to Z of Malaysia's arms industries and spending, from the unanswered questions surrounding the murder of Altantuya... to the high incidence of accidents involving the Sikorsky Nuri helicopters. It also contains the 1994 revelations from the British press on the RM5 billion arms deals as well as the statutory declarations of private investigator Balasubramaniam in the Altantuya murder case. Dr. Kua has been monitoring the arms trade since the 70's. He unearths the vested interests, corruption, wastage and negligence in arms procurement and alerts us to the growth of the domestic military-industrial complex.’

"For too long, the military has been spared public scrutiny under the guise of 'national security'. Kua's well researched book is bound to ignite public debate and outrage. It confirms that major policy shifts are needed, both in terms of transparency as well as a paradigm shift in how we think of security. A must read!" ~ Premesh Chandran, CEO Malaysiakini.

Places are limited, please register by Dec 13 at

Location map: Melur Restaurant, 175a Edgware Road, Paddington, London

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Books by Kua Kia Soong

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