Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Wit & Wisdom of Dr Mahathir Mohamad

The Wit & Wisdom of Dr Mahathir Mohamad 
 Terbitan: Editions Didier Millet 
 Harga: RM49.90 

 Malaysia's longest-serving and most outspoken prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been politically active for more than 60 years. As a young doctor, he agitated for independence from the British and promoted the rights of the Malays, and his long political career culminated in his 22-year term as prime minister during which Malaysia's rapid development, together with his forthright words and singular policies, thrust the country into the eyes of the world. Throughout his career, Dr Mahathir has spoken and written in a frank and uncompromising manner and he has continued to do so since returning from the premiership in 2003; he remains a controversial figure to this day. 

 The Wit & Wisdom of Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a collection of more than 500 quotations spanning his time in government and beyond. The quotations are arranged by topic, including those as varied as leadership, race relations, the media, economics and development, colonialism, international relations including Israel and Palestine, and Malaysia itself.

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