9789833782390

Lost in Transition: Malaysia Under Abdullah


Description
Author: Ooi Kee Beng
Format: Paperback, 196 pages
Subject: Politics
ISBN: 9789833782390
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2008
Price: RM30.00
 
This is Ooi Kee Beng’s second collection of commentaries on Malaysian politics and regional trends, written and published in various newspapers, magazines and journals during 2006 and 2007. The first collection – Era of Transition: Malaysia after Mahathir (ISEAS) – was published in early 2006.

The present volume discusses issues and events of significance during the end of Abdullah’s first term as premier, and therefore in anticipation of Malaysia’s 12th general elections, due to be called before March 2009. Together, the two books express Ooi’s personal views of Abdullah’s first four years in power.

Also included in this volume are pieces dealing with regional issues, especially the rise of China, and the legacy of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, the Deputy Prime Minister who died in 1973.