Category Archives: Books

Former CNN journalist writes about forbidden love in Afghanistan

By lee jian xuan As the daughter of Afghan refugees who fled their war-ravaged homeland, writer and journalist Atia Abawi would sit with her parents for hours by the television at home in the United States, anxiously scanning the news … Continue reading

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Don’t turn your voice into a whisper, Pak Lah’s supporters urge him

Now that Tun Abdullah Badawi has served his appetiser, his supporters in Umno would like him to continue dishing it out to nemesis Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as payback for seven years of half-truths, humiliation and pain. In the past … Continue reading

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Criticisms of book on Pak Lah, media get whacked

Bridget Welsh and James Chin COMMENT 1. We hope that all of you are enjoying your Raya holiday and apologise for disturbing it to respond to errors in the media coverage of our edited collection, Awakening: The Abdullah Years in … Continue reading

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Bitter feelings ‘awakened’

The two Tuns have never enjoyed much political chemistry but Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s remarks about Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a book about Abdullah’s administration may reopen old wou On hindsight, it seems like Abdullah and Dr Mahathir simply … Continue reading

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Pak Lah’s new book will answer many questions

TUN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi may not go down in history as one of Malaysia’s most successful prime ministers, certainly not in the league of the late Tun Abdul Razak or Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. But Abdullah Badawi or Pak Lah … Continue reading

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Pak Lah takes on Dr M in ‘tell-all’ book

‘Elegant silence’ no more. ‘Mr Nice’ is set to do battle with his predecessor over spiteful remarks. PETALING JAYA (Feb 1): Former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is finally countering allegations hurled at him by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad … Continue reading

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