Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times
- by Barry Wain -
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0230238734
ISBN-13: 978-0230238732
Synopsis Mahathir Mohamad turned Malaysia into one of the developing worlds most successful economies. He adopted pragmatic economic policies alongside repressive political measures and showed that Islam was compatible with representative government and modernization. He emerged as a Third World champion and Islamic spokesman by standing up to the West.

Table of contents
PART I: THE MAKING OF A MALAY CHAMPION
Politicized by War and Peace
An Early Introduction to Brutal Politics

PART II: PRIME MINISTER FOR LIFE, ALMOST
From Outcast to Presidential Premier
The Vision of a Modern Nation
A Volatile Mix of Business and Politics
Scandal, What Scandal?
Big, Bigger, Bust
An Uncrowned King
The Perils of a Pragmatic Islam
A Strident Voice for the Third World
The Destruction of a Designated Heir

PART III: TURMOIL IN RETIREMENT
A Bare-Knuckle Brawl of One Mans Legacy
A Place in History
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Interview
Barry Wain
Barry Wain joined Nick Beacroft on Hong Kong Today to talk about Mahathir Mohamad's influence on Malaysia on the line from Singapore.
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