Friday, June 08, 2007

Karen Armstrong to lecture in KL on 16 June

While I don't know if the ban on Ms. Karen Armstrong's books have been lifted by the Internal Security Ministry, she is certainly coming to Malaysia to deliver a public lecture On the Role of Religion in the 21st Century on 16 June 2007 (Saturday) , 10.00 am, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. A seat for me has been reserved through the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR).

John Esposito's Islam book back for sale in KL


Blogger Monsterball said...

I wonder if the Imigresen fellas will let her into the country ? Most of her books couldn't get past Kastam at Johor Bahru. Isn't the author in person is always a lot more dangerous ?

I bought a copy of one of her books last year in Hong Kong, knowing full well it was banned in Malaysia...heheheh..I kind of accidentally packed it in my luggage, and Kastam fellas at KLIA missed it, sandwiched among a number of perfectly innocent books on engineering and management.

10:12 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

my dilemma is whether i should bring along her books which i have read for karen to autograph them on saturday. would there be police there to confiscate the books?

2:11 PM  
Blogger bibliobibuli said...

the ban hasn't been lifted. but i hope that you can get your books signed. i've actually never heard of anyone being detained for possession of a banned book despite the wording of the law. what on earth are we supposed to do with books we buy first and then become banned later?? i have many books like that on my shelves.

6:00 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

then it would be safer for me to bring along Bernard Lewis' books for Karen Armstrong to autograph them ... Bernard Lewis is ideationally safer than Karen Armstrong ?! hehehe ... do the censors really read books ?

7:49 PM  

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