Iswardi Ishak
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University of London
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Democracy, Diplomacy, Ethics, Governance, Peace, Science, Security, Trade
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The Globalisation of Crime

Posted on December 31, 2017 at 1:35pm 0 Comments

She looked at the mouldy ceiling and saw how the moths were attracted to the light. They flew closer, in fascination, but never knew what was coming for them when they came too close to the electric glow of a bug zapper instead. And then the girl looks out the window and sees the neon signs which not so long ago she saw from afar.…


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