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eBook Conversations with Mahathir Mohamad: Dr M: Operation Malaysia (Giants of Asia) ePub

by Tom Plate

  • ISBN: 9814276634
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Tom Plate
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd (January 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 248
  • ePub book: 1139 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1903 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf mobi txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 540

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Only history’s judgment can offer the final verdict but Dr Mahathir himself is in no doubt.

Only history’s judgment can offer the final verdict but Dr Mahathir himself is in no doubt. In a riveting series of unprecedented conversations, Malaysia’s most famous former prime minister reveals to American journalist and author Tom Plate a panoramic panoply of views on governing, on Islam, on Jews, on the West and on Malays that are striking in historical sweep and contemporary relevance. One fee. Stacks of books.

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Mahathir bin Mohamad (Jawi: محاضر بن محمد‎, IPA: ; born 10 July 1925) is a Malaysian politician who currently serves as the prime minister of Malaysia

Mahathir bin Mohamad (Jawi: محاضر بن محمد‎, IPA: ; born 10 July 1925) is a Malaysian politician who currently serves as the prime minister of Malaysia. He was appointed prime minister in 1981, retired in 2003, and returned to the office in 2018. He is the chairman of the Pakatan Harapan coalition, as well as a member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Langkawi constituency in the state of Kedah

Conversations with Mahathir Mohamad: Doctor M-Operation Malaysia, Marshall Cavendish (Singapore) .

Conversations with Mahathir Mohamad: Doctor M-Operation Malaysia, Marshall Cavendish (Singapore), 2011. Conversations with Thaksin: From Exile to Deliverance- Thailand's Populist Tycoon Tells His Story, Marshall Cavendish (Singapore), 2011. Conversations with Ban Ki-Moon: What the United Nations Is Really Like - A View from the Top, Marshall Cavendish (Singapore), 2012. In the Middle of the Future: Tom Plate on Asia, Marshall Cavendish (Singapore), 2014.

Doctor M : Operation Malaysia - Conversations with Mahathir Mohamad. Publisher:Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Private Limited.

Tom Plate, America's only syndicated columnist who focuses on Asia, has . I was surprised to find that during Mahathir’s leadership tenure of 22 years, there was no terrorist bombing such as the one in Bali, Indonesia.

Tom Plate, America's only syndicated columnist who focuses on Asia, has taken the second risk in his Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew. And it has been a risk well worth taking. His book could not be more relevant at a moment when recession, debt and dysfunction are plaguing the West while Asia strides boldly into the future. I read all four books in the series Giants of Asia- Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew, Mahathir Mohamad, Thaksin, and Ban Ki-Moon. I have enjoyed reading all of them.

He began his professional career as a family physician but wound up prescribing innovative political medicines for the entire nation that remain controversial even today. Was he exactly the bold and fearless policy doctor that the troubled body politic of Malaysia needed? Or was he just another mendacious mediocrity with a record of persistent misdiagnoses, phony remedies and self-serving justifications? Only history's judgment can offer the final verdict but Dr Mahathir himself is in no doubt.

In a riveting series of unprecedented conversations, Malaysia's most famous former prime minister reveals to American journalist and author Tom Plate a panoramic panoply of views on governing, on Islam, on Jews, on the West and on Malays that are striking in historical sweep and contemporary relevance.

Comments

Kale Kale
I read all four books in the series Giants of Asia- Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew, Mahathir Mohamad, Thaksin, and Ban Ki-Moon. I have enjoyed reading all of them. All four books provide a good overview of how Asia specifically, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and South Korea were governed.

The books are basically transcripts of dialogues with the specific subject in each chapter. They are easy to read. For those of you who don’t like to read, these books are quite entertaining as the author descriptively explained the background, situation, and his thoughts as if you were on the set meeting with these leaders.

I learnt that Lee Kuan Yew was a utilitarianism. He’s also a Confucian who believes in Wu-Lun (Five Relationships). I like his definition of Public Policy, which is the greatest good for the greatest number. I was happy to learn that his son, the current Prime Minister of Singapore, Hsien Loong, is known as PM Google because of how knowledgeable he is. Overall, Tom Plate concluded Lee Kuan Yew can be characterized as ‘Plato meets Machiavelli’, in that he’s searching utopia on earth but also realistic enough to get things done.

I was surprised to find that during Mahathir’s leadership tenure of 22 years, there was no terrorist bombing such as the one in Bali, Indonesia. Mahathir is a Muslim Fundamentalist and he was very big on affirmative action programs, which instituted a more fair distribution program for the Malays, indigenous population of Malaysia, who generally have lower income than the Chinese. This was Mahathir’s way to reduce poverty and prevent violence. In the end, Mahathir was able to maintain peace and create economic progress.

It’s interesting to read about a self-made billionaire who became the prime minister of a country, especially in Thailand, ruled by a monarch. The book talks about how Thaksin ruled Thailand like a CEO of a company. There are many good things he did for the country. For example, providing interest free loans for three years for the poor, giving out 800,000 scholarship, using lottery profit to fund capital for the poor, and many more. However, his way of conducting in politics, forgetting to act diplomatic to the Privy Councilors, who serve as advisors to the monarchy, caused the coup in September 2006. His sister, Yingluck, became Prime Minister in 2011. It’d be interesting to read Conversation with Thaksin 2.0 and see how Thailand is doing now.

From two soft-authoritarians to a democratic leader to a diplomat, Ban Ki-Moon. It was fascinating to learn of the Secretary General (SG) of United Nation devotion to public service started from being inspired by a meeting with JFK when he was a Junior Red Cross representative. He was never in private sector or university appointment. He’s very positive and hardworking. He uses both quiet and public diplomacy. Many criticize him in the media. I like the author’s recommendation in the beginning of the SG term to hire outside media image team. Unfortunately, the SG did not do so. In conclusion, people had too high an expectation of the United Nation, which only has limited power and resources. Utopia is not around the corner, but Tom Plate’s conversation enables the reader to picture Ban Ki-Moon doing his best as the humblest of international public servant who appear to be running the world.

They are all recommended reading! Enjoy!
Morad Morad
I reviewed the Lee Kuan Yew interview in this series and took off a point for Mr. Plate's breezy, informal style. Maybe I was being harsh. Even though the interviewer includes a lot of personal comments and asides here as well, I gave this book five stars as Plate did a great job interviewing the man who led Malaysia into becoming a rising nation. The comments help to flesh out the subject and present the prime minister as a human being who also shaped international politics. He asks a wide variety covering all the bases and does not shy away from asking Dr. Mahathir questions that could be awkward or uncomfortable to the interviewe or the readers.

This is the first book I read on this man and overall I felt like I learned most evrything I wanted to know. Great book!