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Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Malaysian Maverick

Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times

Authors: Wain, B.

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This second edition in paper back offers in a single comprehensive volume the misdeeds and scandals that occurred during Mahathir Mohamad two decades as prime minister of Malaysia and afterwards. It includes Mahathir's response to the first edition and engages with the debate about Mahathir's legacy.

About the authors

BARRY WAIN, a former editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal, was Writer-in-Residence at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. An Australian journalist who lived in Asia fornearly 40years, he was author of The Refused, an account of the refugee outflow from Indochina after the Vietnam War.

Reviews

'Balanced, comprehensive and nuanced study ... the seminal study of dr. Mahathir.' Prof. Hal Hill, The Wall Street Journal Asia

'Wain's fascinating account is filled with startling revelations and plenty of previously undisclosed material.' David Plott, Global Asia

'Riveting, thought-provoking, if not disquieting ... The most remarkable thing is that it is not fiction.' Dr. Maznah Mohamad, Aliran Monthly

'Balanced and honest ... it reads like a thriller. One just cannot stop reading.' Yusuf Wanandi, The Jakarta Post

'Brings the complexity of the character alive through layers of convincing and meticulous detail.' Rowan Callick, The Australian

'The government eventually released the [1st edition] after five months of scrutiny by the Home Ministry and as such, no legal action was taken by Wain. The book became a best-seller in both Malaysia and Singapore, hitting the No 1 spot in both countries and being reprinted in hard cover nine times within seven months.' - Malaysiakini


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eBook $29.99
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Softcover $39.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-36786-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Malaysian Maverick
Book Subtitle
Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00311-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-36786-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
X, 363
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