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Wednesday, 31-Jul-2013 12:45
Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia
Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia

Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi served as Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2003 to 2009. Better known as Pak Lah, he came in office with a huge mandate. In the 2004 General Elections, the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) won its best performance since 1969. Five years later in the 2008 GE, the BN won only 140 of 22 seats, a net loss of 58 seats. More importantly it meant the BN lost its customary two-thirds majority in parliament.

More than thirty authors, Malaysians and non-Malaysians, give an assessment of the one-term Abdullah administration. The central theme of the book is the question: how did Tun Abdullah change the Malaysian political landscape? This volume offers a comprehensive glimpse of the Abdullah administration from both inside and outside the administration.

“He assumed office as PM on a vast sea of optimism and he could have accomplished more. Indeed his motto when assuming office was “work with him, not for him”. He should have taken the opportunities of making sweeping changes in the cabinet, the civil service, judiciary and other organs of power and governance”.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Contributors:

Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi; Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah; Dato’ Seri Abdul Azim Zabidi; Datuk Zaid Ibrahim; Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khir Bin Toyo; Datuk Denison Jayasooria; Datuk Ramesh Chander; YB Liew Chin Tong; Edmund T. S. Bon; William Case; Chua Sue-Ann; Mohd. Faisal Syam Bin Abdol Hazis; Farish A. Noor; Edmund Terence Gomez; Wan Hamidi Hamid; Gerhard Hoffstaedter; K. Kabilan; Clive Kessler; Khadijah Khalid; Khaw Veon Szu; Kuik Cheng-Chwee; Lee Kam Hing; Joseph Chin Yong Liow; Lim Teck Ghee; Maria Chin Abdullah; Anil Netto; Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad; Ooi Kee Beng; Oon Yeoh; Arnold Puyok; Rita Sim; Jason Tan; Andrew Willford and Zulkifli Bin Sulong



Book Content:

1. Tun Abdullah Badawi
‘Doing the Invisible’: A Conversation with Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
2. Farish A. Noor
The Discursive Construction of the Image of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi as the ‘Sleeping PM’
3. Ooi Kee Beng
Managing Mahathir’s Mess
4. Clive Kessler
The Abdullah Badawi Premiership: Interlude or End-Game?
5. Mohamed Khir Toyo
‘Shadow Mahathir’: Interview with Dato Seri Dr Mohamad Khir bin Toyo
6. Zaid Ibrahim
‘Nice Guys Finish Last – Sometimes’: Interview with Dato’ Mohd Zaid Ibrahim
Domestic Arenas of Transformation
7. Abdul Azim Zabidi
‘Before Malaysia’s Time’: An Interview with Dato Seri Abdul Azim Zabidi
8. Nik Nazmi
Nik Ahmad The Coming of Age of the Reformasi Generation
9. Wan Hamidi Hamid
Failure to Manage Fear: Abdullah and the Malays
10. Zulkifli Sulong
‘A Special Relationship’: PAS and Abdullah Badawi
11. James U.H. Chin
It Had to Happen: The Chinese Backlash in the 2008 General Elections
12. Rita Sim
Engaging ‘Many’ Malaysian Chinese
13. K. Kabilan
The Indian Dilemma: Sucked Up & Spat Out
14. Andrew Willford
Every Indian is Burning Inside
15. Arnold Puyok
Sabah’s Rise to National Prominence and Deepening UMNO Dominance
16. Mohd. Faisal Syam bin Abdol Hazis
Sarawak’s Political Dynamics 239
17. Anil Netto
Great Expectations, Unrealised Dreams: Human Rights and Abdullah Badawi
18. Bridget Welsh
Enabling and Empowering Malaysians
19. Liew Chin Tong
‘An Opposition’s Transformation’: Interview with Liew Chin Tong
20. Chua Sue-Ann
The Quiet PM and a Generation’s Coming of Age
21. Bridget Welsh
Abdullah Badawi’s Quiet Revolution in Political Institutions
22. William Case
Corruption Unplugged under Abdullah
23. Gerhard Hoffstaedter
Islam Hadhari: Making Moderate, Modern Muslims
24. Khaw Veon Szu
‘The Dream that Wasn’t’: Ethnic Relations under Abdullah
25. Edmund Bon Tai Soon
‘An Accidental Footnote’: Pak Lah’s Administration and the Judiciary
26. Oon Yeoh
Pak Lah: Friend or Foe of New Media?
27. Maria Chin Abdullah
Promises, Promises – Failed Justice
28. Jason Tan
Malaysian Culture under Abdullah
Socio-Economic Dynamics and Obstacles
29. Ramesh Chander
Abdullah Badawi’s Economic Policies: Between Promise and Delivery
30. Edmund Terence Gomez
Promoting Entrepreneurial SME’s: Policies, Institutions and Incentives
31. Lim Teck Ghee
Abdullah Badawi, the NECC and the Corporate Equity Issue: View from a Personal Connection
32. Lee Kam Hing
Challenges amidst Diversity: Malaysian Chinese Business under the Abdullah Badawi Administration
33. Denison Jayasooria
Abdullah’s Socio-Economic Agenda: Reflections on the Relevance & Impact on the Indian Community
Foreign Policy and Outreach
34. Khadijah Khalid
Malaysian Foreign Relations and Diplomacy under Abdullah Badawi
35. Joseph Chin Yong Liow
Mending Fences: Malaysia-Singapore Relations during the Abdullah Badawi Administration
36. Bridget Welsh
Smiles and Storms: Abdullah Badawi’s Navigation of US Waters
37. Kuik Cheng-Chwee
Malaysia’s China Policy under Abdullah: More Continuity than Change?


BOOK DETAIL
Title: Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia
(Edited by) Bridget Welsh and James U.H. Chin
New Pb 620 pp.
Subjects: Malaysia, Politics
Condition: Good
ISBN: 9789675832789
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2013
Probably First Edition
First Published: 2013
Price Starting at: RM75.00*

*excluding postage charges

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