Conversations With Tunku Abdul Rahman 1982-1984

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-06-07
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Intl
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Tunku Abdul Rahman was first the prime minister of Malaya and then of Malaysia (1957–70). In this never-before-published volume, the author—a former journalist, newspaper director and political advisor, as well as political prisoner from 1976–81—shares many hours of his conversations with the Tunku held over two years in the early 1980s.

Read about the Tunku's hopes and fears about the future of Malaysia, and his thoughts on the elected king, the sultans and the Malays, the Indonesian Confrontation, the issue of Brunei, the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, communism and the neutralization of Southeast Asia.

Author Biography

Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad is an MCKK-Cambridge and Harvard-educated writer, public intellectual and founding Chairman of Institut Kajian Politik dan Ekonomi (IKAPE). He was Special Envoy to the United Nations (1996–2000) and Editor-in-Chief/Executive Director of the New Straits Times group of newspapers until November 2003. He lives alternately in Kuala Lumpur and London with his wife. He compiled and authored Dr Mahathir's Selected Letters to World Leaders Vols 1 and 2.

Table of Contents

  • The Tunku, the Virtuoso
  • Brunei, Not the End of a Dream
  • Indonesian Confrontation: A Tale of Two Conflicting Malays
  • The British, Lee Kuan Yew and the Malaysian split
  • Elected Majesty, the Sultans and Malays
  • The Communists
  • Memories and Reflections

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