by Chandran Jeshurun
Paperback; 464 pages
Pub Date: Jun 2008
Price: S$35.00 (excl. GST)
Malaysia’s entry into international affairs as the independent Federation of Malaya in 1957 marked the emergence of a uniquely new factor in Southeast Asian regional politics. However, by dint of an amazingly intuitive and constructive leadership from the very beginning, it became an attention-grabbing and daring player in the world at large within the following two decades. This book captures Malaysia’s first 50 years in international diplomacy and is intended as a handy guide for the interested reader rather than a substansive reference source.
Professor Chandran presents a systematic account of how the Foreign Ministry of Malaysia developed step-by-step and grew in confidence in its international dealings. Based on interviews with a wide range of retired diplomats and politicians, this study is aimed at both the specialist and general reader and offers a balanced contribution to an important story.
In The Best Tradition Of Academic Enquiry, This Book Records And Analyzes The Growth And Progress Of Malaysia’s Foreign Policy And Diplomacy. At The Same Time, It Provides Any Person With Interest In Politics, History Or Current Affairs A Very Readable Work Of Scholarship To Source Their Understanding Of International Relations And Their Relevance To National Development And The People’s Wellbeing In General.
The Honourable Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Prime Minister Of Malaysia