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POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

 
As I Was Saying: 
Viewpoints, thoughts and aspirations of.. 
Lee Lam Thye 
As I Was Saying expresses the views and thoughts of a prominent Malaysian social activist-one who steadfastly holds to the conviction that all Malaysians should strive towards self-improvement and contribute to the well-being of the nation.  Inspired by his vision of a better society, Lee talkss about a variety of issues, pertinent to development and progress.  Being perceptive and sensitive to the needs of society also have enabled him to delve into issues which are close to the heart of every Malaysian. 
1998: 248pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 643 9: US$9.90 
 
 
CEO Malaysia: Strategy in Nation-Building  
Hng Hung Yong 
Dr Mahathir Mohainmad is known as the architect and strategist of Malaysia's phenomenal growth over the last decade.  The fmancial crisis which began in mid-1997 has caused a pause to this momentum and raised questions about the country's future development.  These events, however, have not diminished the fundamental validity of the Malaysian model for multi-racial living, nor have they seriously compromised the country's ability to recover from its current economic problems.  It explores the nature of this resilience and suggests why plural society has a better chance of succeeding in Malaysia than in other parts of the world.  The book deals with issues of change and modernisation in post-1970 Malaysia, focusing on policies and programmes associated with Dr Mahathir who has been Prime Minister since 1981. 
1998: 232pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 646 3: US$29.90 
 
 
The Challenges of Turmoil 
Mahathir Mohamad 
Dr Mahatllir speaks his mind on the need for unity in the midst of turmoil.  By defming the parameters of the turmoil, Dr Mahathir drives home the point that this is not the tiine for finger-pointing but to seize the challenge of working out an economic recovery.  He explains the hidden agenda of currency speculators and how they had caused the devaluation of the ringgit and the collapse of the stock market.  Attacks on the economy, if not resisted, could drive Malaysia into the clutches of those who want to see the downfall of Malaysia.  Malaysia has since taken bold and drastic measures to counter these 'speculative attacks'.  This book reflects the Malaysian attitude of 'Malaysia Boleh'. 
1998: 52pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 652 8: US$7.90 
 
 
CIVIL SERVICE REFORMS   
TOWARDS MALAYSIA'S VISION 2020  
Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid   
This book represents a collection of ideas, notions and concepts extracted from the speeches of Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid, the Chief Secretary to the Government.  Some of the issues dealt in this book include effective leadership, managing change, implementing information technology in government, developing a significant management identity, encouraging closer public-private sector collaboration and tacit efforts to become more cost-conscious. 
1996:140pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 570 X: US$39.00  
 
 
THE CHANGING CIVIL SERVICE   
Malaysia's Competitive Edge   
Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid   
This book highlights the major administrative reforms carried out by the Civil Service to make the vision a reality.  It also provides invaluable insights into the leadership function, management philosophies, policies, strategies and approaches adopted by the Civil Service in response to the dictates and demands of the changing environment.  It serves as a useful source of reference for those who wish to know how the Malaysian Civil Service transforms itself in its pursuit of excellence and illustrates the significant role of leadership in steering and shaping the destiny of organisations.   
1993: 24Opp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 487 8: US$49.00  
 
 
DEALING WITH THE MALAYSIAN CIVIL SERVICE   
MAMPU   
This book is specially designed to be a comprehensive and practical guide for both the business community and members of the public.  It provides a clear and accurate understanding of the functions of the various government agencies and the prevailing business environment in Malaysia.  It outlines the various Malaysian legislation, procedures and conditions pertaining to the issue of licences, permits and approvals.  In brief, it focuses on providing useful information at a quick glance on the conduct and operation of different types of business activities which are useful for both foreign and local investors.   
1994: 634pp   
Pb: ISBN 967 978 466 5: US$49.00  
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BAHASA MALAYSIA  
 
 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ISLAM   
Dr AbulHassan Muhamnwd Sadeq   
This book analyses the issues of economic development from an Islamic perspective.  It examines the meaning of economic development in Islam and presents its three corriponents - economic growth, wealth and income distribution and ethical social environment.  This is also the first of its kind to put together these ideas in a single volume within the framework of the Islamic economic system.   
1990:153pp  
1990: ISBN 967 978 328 6: US$49.00  
 
  
Foreign Direct Investment 
Phang Hooi Eng 
This book studies the effects of FDI on the Malaysian economy prompted by the rapid increase in approvals of foreign direct investment since the 1970s.  Like most developing countries, Malaysia's incentives for investment in the manufacturing sector tend to favour large multinationals; at present Malaysia is encouraging foreign investment hi the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). 
1997: 102pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 625 0  
 
 
LANGKAWI   
The Hub of the Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand Growth Triangle With a Foreword by Tun Daim Zainuddin   
Tenku Idris Tenku Hadi   
This book reviews the general pattern of economic development in Malaysia from 1950 to 2995.  Regional disparities and income inequalities have been identified as the core issues necessitating a more intense pace of development in Malaysia.  National economic development as reflected in the various government programmes and strategies in Malaysia has been designed to achieve national unity and balanced economic growth.   
1996: 176pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 548 3: US$49.00  
 
  
Mahathir Mohammad on the Multimedia Super Corridor 
Malaysia is wiring up to be the Silicon valley of Asia with the creation of the Mifitiinedia Super Corridor (MSC), a new development model designed to catapult the country from the Industrial Age to the Information Age.  This book explores the visions, objectives and plans to be implemented in making this most ambitious IT initiatives a success.  It also describes the MSC's various incentives, multimedia products and services that companies can utilise and benefit from. 
1998: 104pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 878 632 3: US$39.90 
 
 
MALAYSIA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT   
Policy & Reform   
Edited by Jomo K.S. & Ng Suew Kiat   
This book offers fresh perspectives on various aspects of development policy making and implementation in Malaysia with a view towards influencing development policy reform in Malaysia and towards the drafting of the Seventh Malaysia Plan, 1996-2000.  Through descriptive and analytical assessment of the Malaysian Economy and drawing from the lessons of accumulated experience, it proposes various policy alternatives and other reforms believed to be superior to and necessary for overcoming problems associated with the status quo as well as market solutions.    
1996: 492pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 539 4: US$59.00  
 
  
MALAYSIA'S ECONOMIC SUCCESS   
Ataul Huq (Pramanik)   
Unlike certain developing countries that concentrate purely on industrialisation and capital acquisition, Malaysia's economic development proceeded hand in hand with human development.  Socio-political development was equally nurtured in an atmosphere of democratic values based on tolerance, goodwill, sympathy and mutual co-operation, regardless of race and culture.  This book examines quite comprehensively the various structural and policy issues of the government during the New Economy Policy period, from 1970 to 1990.  The brimming information and precise analyses in this volume will be of tremendous relevance and value to economists, business analysts and economics students alike.    
1994: 268pp (Revised)  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 497 5: US$59.00  
 
  
MALAYSIA'S ECONOMIC VISION   
Issues & Challenges   
Edited by Teh Hoe Yoke & Goh Kim Leng   
This book identifies the challenges facing the nation, taking full cognizance of developments in the local and international environment such as the increased threat of regional protectionism, the dampening effects of the economic slowdown in the industrial countries, a changing global trading environment, a tightening of the labour market, rising wages, mounting inflationary pressures and how these may affect an export-oriented manufacturing economy like Malaysia.   
1993: 44Opp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 425 8: US$59.00  
 
  
MALAYSIA'S AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION   
G. Sivalingam   
Malaysia's Agricultural Transformation focuses on the evolution of the agricultural sector in Peninsular Malaysia from 1957 to the present and what can be done to alleviate poverty among padi farmers, rubber smallholders and fishermen.   
1993: 219pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 485 1: US$49.00  
 
  
THE PACIFIC RIM IN THE 21ST CENTURY   
Alliances and Collaborations in the Asia-Pacific   
The hub of the world's economic activity is gravitating towards the Asia-Pacific region, This book looks at how the region can make its mark as an increasingly powerful force in the global economy through intra-regional strategic alliances and collaborations such as joint ventures, business partnerships and technology transfer.  
1995:110pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 433 9: US$59.00  
 
 
THE MARITIME ECONOMY OF MALAYSIA  
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahnian, Jamali Janib & Wong Hin Wei  
This book is the first attempt at quantifying the size of the Malaysian maritime economy by using input-output (I/0) analysis.  The contribution of the maritime sector to Malaysia's gross national product is larger than the 18 per cent presented in this study if the contribution from the shipping and port sectors are fully accounted for.  This contribution has made Malaysia once again a maritime nation in international trade.  It is the purpose of this book to promote marine research and make people aware of the significance of the sea.  
1997: 119pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 572 6: US$99.00  
 
 
MALAYSIA'S ECONOMY IN THE NINETIES   
Edited by Jomo K. S.  
This book by many of Malaysia's leading economists discusses MaJaysia's economy as it enters the mid-1990s from several perspectives: the importance of international trade to the Malaysian economy and how direct foreign investment-by bringing in capital, new technology and export market linkages-is regarded an important catalyst of growth and industrial development; the agricultural sector; technology issues; developments in finance; manufacturing developments; the changing nature of the public sector; and the impact of privatisation.  It provides a wide-ranging assessment of these sectors of the economy as they respond to the challenges of the 1990s and beyond.  
1994  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 498 3: US$59.00  
 
 
PENANG INTO THE 21ST CENTURY  
This book provides in-depth analyses and timely information on business, trade and investment opportunities in the state as it strides towards the next millennium.  Foreign investors, local entrepreneurs and researchers who wish to feel the pulse of Penang's development and understand the forces driving its rapid growth and transformation will find this book especially useful.  
1995: 201 pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 533 5: US$59.00  
 
 
MANAGING THE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY  
Pitfalls, Challenges and Opportunities  
Ramon V Navaratnam  
For Westerners hoping that Malaysia's efforts at economic development would be marked with humbling reverses that would enable them to continue to dominate the country-psychologically as well as economically-the rapid economic growth the country has enjoyed since the mid-1980s is an uncomfortable fact that is hard to ignore.  This book is about that success and the challenges that lie ahead as it marches towards the new millennium and beyond.  
1997: 195pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 581 5: US$49.00  
 
 
MALAYSIANS VISION 2020  
Understanding the Concept, Implications and Challenges   
Edited and Introduction by Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid  
The year 1990 marked the official deadline of the New Economic Policy that has shaped Malaysian economic and social planning since 1970.  The form of policy that replaced the NEP is reflected in the National Development Policy as embodied within the Second Outline Perspective Plan, 1991-2000, which will set the pace towards achieving the status of a fully developed nation by the year 2020.   
1993: 474pp (Revised)  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 471 1: US$69.00  
 
 
THE STRAITS OF MALACCA  
International Co-operation in Trade, Funding and Navigational Safety  
Edited by B.A. Hamzah & A. Khalid  
The Straits of Malacca represents the views of experts in various fields, notably international law and the marine environment, and deals with navigational safety, marine pollution and meeting the financial costs of keeping the Straits of Malacca safe and clean.  The physical characteristics of the Straits are such that it is extremely sensitive to the hazards of land-sourced as well as ship-sourced pollution.  Though the narrow fairways are dangerous to navigation, there is a tendency for many Straits users to take things for granted.  Vigilance and caution must always be exercised when transiting this stretch of water.   
1997: 359pp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 576 9: US$99.00  
 
 
MALAYSIANS EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE   
A Study In Legal Aspects  
Hamzah bin Ahmad  
This study deals with legal aspects of Malaysia's Exclusive Economic Zone.  It looks, in particular, into the problems of illegal fishing in Malaysia's fishery waters.  The author argues that Malaysia, like any other coastal state, has every right to enact laws to protect and promote its sovereign rights to explore, exploit, conserve and manage the natural resources within its own Exclusive Economic Zone.  The author maintains that the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea has made substantive changes to the ocean regime which need to be fully understood.  Two relevant documents - the Exclusive Economic Zone Act of 1984 and the Fisheries Act of 1985 - are included as annexes to this study.  
1988: 10Opp  
Hb: ISBN 967 978 192 5: US$39.00  
 
 
Strengthening the Malaysian Economy: 
Policy changes & reforms 
Ramon V. Navaratnam 
This book attempts to provide solutions to Malaysia's economic malaise as it strives to become an industrialised nation.  The Malaysian economy, which had enjoyed speacular growth for eight consecutive years, was jolted from its euphoria in July 1997, when the vicious contagion effect arising from the devaluation of the Thai baht sent East Asian currencies and stock markets plunging to new lows.  Why was this breathtaking march to prosperity brought to a grinding halt by the financial crisis?  What were the probable causes of crisis and what lessons can be drawn from it?  Find out the Malaysian way of handling the crisis by one of the country's leading economists. 
1998: 192pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 642 0: US$14.90 
 

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