The Reluctant Politician
Tun Dr Ismail and His Time
By (author) Ooi Kee Beng
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Reluctant Politician by Ooi Kee Beng
Book DescriptionThis is the long-awaited biography of Malaysia's powerful Home Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, who passed away of a heart attack on 2 August 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 the struggle for independence, Malaysia'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 decolonization and nation building.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789812304254
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: Singapore
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This is the unfinished autobiography of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, the medical doctor who held key government positions in the first two decades of Malaysian nation building, and who was an important early player within UMNO, the country's dominant political party.
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