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Inhaltsangabe: Malaysia?s longest-serving and most outspoken prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been politically active for more than 60 years. As a young doctor he agitated for independence from the British and promoted the rights of the Malays, and his long political career culminated in his 22-year term as prime minister during which Malaysia?s rapid development, his forthright words and singular policies thrust the country into the eyes of the world. Throughout his career, Dr Mahathir has spoken and written in a frank and uncompromising manner and he has continued to do so since retiring from the premiership in 2003; he remains a controversial figure to this day. The Wit and Wisdom of Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a collection of nearly 600 quotations spanning his time in government and beyond. The quotations are arranged by topic, including those as varied as leadership, race relations, the media, economics and development, colonialism, international relations including Israel and Palestine, and Malaysia itself.
Über den Autor: Mohamad is one of the most durable and outspoken figures on the world political stage, has been prime minister of Malaysia since July 1981. He first came to prominence in 1969 when he was expelled from the ruling party, UMNO, for writing a letter critical of the then prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. As Malaysia's fourth prime minister, Dr. Mahathir has played a pivotal role in the confident march of his people towards Vision 2020, his blueprint for Malaysia's advance toward fully developed status. Dr. Mahathir studied medicine in Singapore. After working as a doctor in government service, he left to set up his own private medical practice in his hometown, Alor Setar which he gave up to concentrate on his political career.