||ASIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Emerging Thoughts and Philosophy of
an Asian Century
Edited by Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda
This book looks at how Asia has made its presence felt as
an increasingly powerful force globally. And as the 20th century
draws to a close, the Asia-Pacific region will be the major engine
of growth for the world economy. The end of Cold War has brought
much opportunities for the Asia-Pacific region. This book examines
the future trends facing the Asia-Pacific region in the following
areas: strategy, economics, thoughts and philosophy, and society.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 566 1: US$49.00
WITH DIALOGUE PARTNERS
Hamzah bin Ahmad
This book deals with one major aspect of Asean's external
economic policy - Asean's relations with her dialogue partners.
It focuses on technical cooperation and technical assistance.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 193 3: US$39.00
||ASIA-PACIFIC'S STRATEGIC OUTLOOK
The Shifting of Paradigms
Mohd Najib Tun Razak
This book highlights various strategic
aspects of the Asia-Pacific region. The superpower paradigm
of the Cold War is no longer relevant and must be replaced with a
more representative regional dialogue to ensure political stability
and economic prosperity.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 511 4: US$39.00
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth
Prime Minister, is known for his original ideas and incisive plain
speaking. Both traits are grippingly evident in this book where
he takes a hard look at certain ways of thinking and living that are
vying for supremacy in the modern world in general, and Malaysia's
Malay community in particular. With characteristic directness
Dr. Mahathir explodes fallacies and exposes distortions concerning
Islam, communism, freedom and discipline, and the concerns of this
world and the next.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 103 8: US$39.00
Contemporary Multiracial Politics in Malaysia
Dr Oo Yu Hock
The racial riots in May 1969 violently
replaced the cultural pluralism of post-independent Malaysia with
a new era of increasingly ethnocentric articulations and affirmative
public policies. Seemingly, the trend before the October 1990
General Elections suggests a revival of some forms of cultural pluralism.
The chameleon-like nature of Malaysian politics merely camouflage
the real problems of race relations and national integration in Malaysia.
The author examines the main issues in Malaysia's complex political
I1991: 131 pp
Hb: ISBN 967 978 344 8: US$39.00
THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda
This book analyses Gorbachev's diplomatic offensive towards
the AsiaPacific region from an Asian perspective. In a marked
departure from his predecessors, Gorbachev has enthusiastically wooed
the non-socialist states in the region, preferring astute diplomacy
and economic cooperation over military options.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 346 4: US$49.00
||FACES IN THE
CORRIDORS OF POWER
This book is a pictorial depiction
of Malaysian personalities in positions of power and authority.
The writer transports the reader through hundreds of photographs covering
the period 1952-1986, maintaining consistency and personal touch to
each photo that he captions. His personal acquaintance with
almost all those depicted here adds refreshing insights into the personalities
that walk and dwell in the Malaysian corridors of power.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 176 3:US$39.00
DEFENCE & FOREIGN POLICIES
Edited by Abdul Razak Baginda and
This book examines the challenges facing Malaysian defence
and foreign policies leading to the 21st century against the country's
vision of transforming itself into a developed nation by the year
2020. It looks at the future roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces
in the context of regional defence in the post-Cold War era as well
as determine the implications for Malaysia's defence and foreign policies
in the thrust towards Vision 2020.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 512 2: US$49.00
Goh Cheng Teik
This book analyses and brings into
focus the crucial issues of the times and encourages sober and rational
discussion of them by concerned citizens of all races at this crucial
juncture of the country's political evolution.
1994: 76pp Revised
Hb: ISBN 967 978 475 4: US$39.00
An Analysis of Singapore's 1991 General
On August 31, 1991, Singaporeans
went to the polls for the island republic's twelfth General Elections.
Although prior to that, it had been confirmed that the PAP would again
form the government, to the informed, however, this was to be Singapore's
most nerve-racking elections yet. The winds of change had started
blowing since 1981 when an Opposition member was elected into Parliament.
However, ten years later, the soft breeze had escalated into a whirlwind-one
capable of tearing away even the strangle hold of the PAP on local
Pb: ISBN 967 978 418 5: US$19.00
CHINESE TOWARDS VISION 2020
Ling Liong Sik
This book is an account of the
MCA's ongoing effort to forge a bright future for Malaysian Chinese
and all citizens who love Malaysia and who want to ensure that the
less fortunate among us realise their full potential.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 516 5: US$19.90
||THE NEW WAVE
A Prelude to Malaysia 2020
Edited by Ghazally Ismail and Murtedza Mohamed
This book looks at the form of
universities in Malaysia in dealing with the realities of the 21st
century. The form must be shaped by the desire to be contemporary,
forward-looking and societally relevant. They must remain contemporary
by preserving what is most valuable in its tradition, while simultaneously
absorbing the changes required by a dynamic society entering the 21st
century. They must also develop a quality assurance mechanism
to meet quality standards and continue to honour traditions while
building the future.
1996: 151 pp
Hb: ISBN 967 978 560 :US$49.00
INTEGRITY OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
In Malaysia, ethical guidelines play
a prominent part in the life of the civil servant. Civil service
ethics shape the behaviour and discipline of the Malaysian civil servant
and reinforce good values as well as enhance efficiency in work.
This book provides an insight into various aspects of the civil servant's
discipline in terms of his abidance to the Code of Conduct, the guidelines
which he must observe, and the values that he is encouraged to cultivate.
Pb: ISBN 967 978 494 0: US$9.90
THE NEW SECURITY ORDER IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
The raison d'Ítre of this book is to
chart the evolution of the concept of ZOPFAN, especially in the context
of Malaysia's foreign policy, and to examine the extent to which it
can represent the most viable and acceptable collective approach to
the creation of regional security order in Southeast Asia and its
implications for the emergence of a new security order in the Asia-Pacific
region as a whole.
Hb: ISBN 967 978 398 7: US$49.00
Taib Mahmud's Politics Of Development
Kris Jitab with James Ritchie
In the ten years of his chief ministership,
Sarawak has experienced remarkable economic growth under Datuk Patinggi
Tan Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. The Sarawak success story is
every bit as remarkable as those about the so-called Tigers of The
Pacific, countries that overcame daunting obstacles to attain the
growth that is a credit to their peoples' fortitude as to their leaders'
Pb: ISBN 967 978 392 8: US$9.90