Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Book Launching

Malaysiakini reports, here, that "Dr M fears corruption in general election".

Eh? Welcome to the club.

The 82 year old former premier also lashed the present government as "weak" and said he feared that vote-buying would be deployed to stem its losses in upcoming general elections. He said this in an interview with foreign news wires to mark the launch of his latest book yesterday.

I was invited to the Perdana Leadership Foundation building in Putrajaya this morning for the official launching of the former PM's book "Dr. Mahathir's Selected letters to World Leaders", published by Marshall Cavendish Editions. The book is a collection of 71 letters compiled and contain editorial comments by Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad a.k.a. Dollah Kok Lanas (DKL), a fellow MCKK old boy, former special envoy to the UN and ex-head of the New Straits Times Group.

DKL concedes that the book is not a 'fun' read but insists that it surely must be required reading for students of Malaysian politics and international relations. The book has been on sale at bookstores since two weeks ago.

Read fellow blogger Big Dog's take on the book launch and PC, here.

(Above photo taken at the launch with former minister and Kedah MB Tan Sri Sanusi Junid, another MCKK old boy I haven't met for more than 40 years).


  1. Hi Captain Yusof, your visit to the maze (sorry, Putrajaya)was more like a MCKK old boys gathering, than a book launch, by the sound of it.

    Re Dr. M's fears of corruption in the General Election, welcome to the club indeed, are nothing new though, maybe even that norm?
    At least this time around the clear plastic ballot boxes will see transparent!

    Don't feel inclined to rush out to buy the book "Dr. Mahathir's Selected letters to World Leaders", reading it will most likely be akin to watching paint dry!

  2. Haiyaa...

    These Koleq guys!

  3. Capt, I'm hapi 2c that he had realized his follies in creating some of these issues abd regreted that these very people whom he had a hand their mouldings, had refused to change!! I'm quite agreeable with him that only trust worthy candidates with REAL god-fearing conscience should deserve our votes no matter which party they come from. I'm sure after all these years, we Malaysians should be able to distinguish the good, the bad and the ugly. We, Malaysians have spent too much time 'sloganing' and in the end, we keep on slipping down the parade. We have too many politicians, real or pseudos talking through controlled media trying to teach their grandmothers to suck eggs!! Hence, the idea of ' have a free day without our news media' is wonderful, should extend it to alternate day soon.


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