Life Twice Lived, A: A Memoir Tan Sri Stephen Yong


by Tan Sri Stephen Yong

Life Twice Lived, A: A Memoir Tan Sri Stephen Yong

Price:  US$37.34   (SGD46.68*)
Format:  Paper Back, 168 pages
Published:  2010, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789839945706
SB#:  049551 (132)

About This Book

This memoir written by Tan Sri Stephen Yong (1921-2001) of Sarawak was made more accessible by his son before its recent publication. He tells of his birth to a Hakka immigrant, and childhood of hard work and poverty in rural Sarawak. After achieving, through many difficulties, a school education in Kuching he married into a trading family and from 1951-54, studied Law in the United Kingdom. During his legal practice in Kuching, he shows how his involvement in politics and the development of Sarawak within Malaysia led to his leadership in the SUPP, an Opposition party. He discusses the 1972 coalition and his subsequent work in state and national politics where he had a variety of roles. He writes philosophically about his loss in the 1990 General Election and his retirement from active politics. With black-and-white photographs and index.


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