Malaysian Maverick

Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times

  • Barry Wain

Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific Series book series (CSAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Making of a Malay Champion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Barry Wain
      Pages 3-21
  3. Prime Minister for Life, Almost

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Barry Wain
      Pages 53-84
    3. Barry Wain
      Pages 85-123
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      Pages 124-148
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      Pages 149-182
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      Pages 183-196
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      Pages 197-216
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      Pages 217-241
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      Pages 242-276
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      Pages 277-304
  4. Turmoil in Retirement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Barry Wain
      Pages 340-351
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 352-363

About this book


Mahathir Mohamad turned Malaysia into one of the developing world's 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.


government politics Third World

Authors and affiliations

  • Barry Wain
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Southeast Asian StudiesSingapore

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