Reluctant Politician, The: Tun Dr Ismail And His Time


by Ooi Kee Beng

Reluctant Politician, The: Tun Dr Ismail And His Time

Price:  US$46.12   (SGD59.90*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 311 pages
Published:  2006, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789812304254
SB#:  040577 (130)

About This Book

This is the long-awaited biography of Malaysia's powerful Home Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman (1915-1973). It is based on his private papers and on numerous interviews with his relatives and with people who knew him well, including Ghafar Baba, Musa Hitam, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Robert Kuok, Lee Kuan Yew and Ghazalie Shafie. New perspectives are provided about Malaysia's struggle for independence, the country's relationship with Singapore, the origins of Southeast Asian regionalism, the internal conflicts of the ruling party UMNO, MCA-UMNO ties, the fatal illness of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the May 13 riots, and the New Economic Policy. This book contains not only new facts about Malaysian and Singaporean history, but also insights into the processes of decolonisation and nation building.


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