Category Politics / Current Affairs

The Mahathir Legacy

March 8, 2013 All BooksPolitics / Current Affairs

by Ian Stewart
ISBN 9781865089775
Paperback; 244 pages
Pub Date: 2003
Price: S$25.00 (excl. GST)
BIC: BGH

After ruling his country with a firm hand for more than 20 years, the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, surprised family, friends and the nation by unexpectedly announcing his resignation in June 2002. Urged to stay on by government colleagues, he delayed his retirement until October 2003 under an arrangement providing for his ...
 
 
 

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Debatable Land: Stories from Southeast Asia

March 8, 2013 All BooksPolitics / Current Affairs

by Michael Vatikiotis
ISBN 9810426232
Paperback; 176 pages
Pub Date: 2001
Price: S$18.35
BIC: JFC

This thought provoking collection of short stories brings South east Asia alive in a blaze of colour. From the riot torn streets of Jakarta to the jungle insurgency along Thailand's border with Burma, in seedy Saigon and congested Bangkok, the writer injects drama and comedy into some of the world's most exotic locales. The author, a well known journalist who has covered Asia for the past ...
 
 

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A Citizen’s Guide to Government and Politics in Singapore

March 8, 2013 All BooksPolitics / Current Affairs

by Dr Raj Vasil
ISBN 9810489358
Paperback; 188 pages
Pub Date: 2004
Price: S$14.29 (excl. GST)
BIC: LNDH

A Citizen's Guide to Government and Politics in Singapore, presents a layman's guide to the background and development of a unique political system. Singapore's remarkable economic success, achieving First World status within a generation of independence, has been something to marvel - for its citizens and its critics. Dr Raj Vasil, a keen observer of the island state for over 50 years, provides useful answers as to why Singapore has succeeded ...
 
 
 

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British Policy and the Chinese in Singapore, 1939 to 1955

March 8, 2013 All BooksPolitics / Current Affairs

by Lee Su Yin
ISBN 9789810866679
Paperback; 200 pages
Pub Date: May 2011
Price: S$28.00
BIC: DSA

British Policy and the Chinese in Singapore, 1939 to 1955 examines the policies and methods employed by the British in their administration of the colony of Singapore during a period when dramatic changes were happening there. The transformations were brought about by events which included a worldwide economic depression, the Second World War, a tumultuous postwar recovery and the birth of ...
 

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Malaysia: Fifty Years of Diplomacy 1957-2007

March 8, 2013 All BooksPolitics / Current Affairs

by Chandran Jeshurun
ISBN: 9789810807634
Paperback; 464 pages
Pub Date: Jun 2008
Price: S$35.00
BIC: DSA

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 ...

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