Here’s a latest book launched on 8th March 2011 by Malaysia ex-Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad title “A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad“.
MPH Group Publishing is honoured to announce the forthcoming release of the long-awaited memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, entitled A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, which will be available tomorrow at all MPH bookstores and other bookstores nationwide.
The book will be officially released tomorrow, 8th March 2011 at 10.00am and retails at RM100.00.
Tun Dr Mahathir’s extraordinary 22-years as Prime Minister of Malaysia has inspired a slew of publications dedicated to assessments of his leadership through the most important junctures of Malaysia’s history as a modern nation state.
These were times of great challenge and change, crisis and opportunity, and while many of these accounts have had the benefit of fresh interviews or objective criticism—or even if they have been unduly harsh, for Tun Dr Mahathir has been no stranger to controversy—none has had the benefit of being written in his own hand.
At over 800 pages, A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad takes readers on a journey known to very few outside Tun Dr Mahathir’s immediate family: from his earliest memories of childhood; through the most important events in the history of Malaya’s struggle through the sunset of British colonialism, World War, and Independence; to his life as a doctor; his constant struggles as a politician to improve the lot of his fellow citizen; his single-minded pursuit of his country’s goals; his greatest fears; and his most cherished hopes.
Dr M: Truth a bitter pill to swallow
PETALING JAYA: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is unconcerned about possible lawsuits over his memoirs.
Dr Mahathir said he was driven to tell the truth in his autobiography A Doctor in the House.
“There will be those who will not be satisfied.
“If they want to sue, sue lah,” he quipped after launching the book at Mid Valley Megamall yesterday.
Dr Mahathir said he had kept its publication a secret until the launch date to avoid a possible court injunction to stop its release.
“I want people to read it. Whatever they think of it is their prerogative,” he said.
It took him eight years to write the autobiography, he said. “I did not type. I used long hand.”
Dr Mahathir said during his tenure as Prime Minister, he was described as a dictator.
“(In the autobiography) I tried to prove that I am not. But some people will still feel otherwise,” he said.
To a question, Dr Mahathir said that through his biography, he wanted to deliver the message that it was not impossible to achieve anything when one is willing to learn.
“I was a commoner, I was not trained in the field of administration, economics or finance. But you can learn if you want to learn. The best reward is not monetary gains but the results of your effort,” he said.
Dr Mahathir also took a swipe at Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim whom he accused had claimed credit for certain things.
“He (Anwar) is claiming that the setting up of UIA (International Islamic University Malaysia) was his idea,” he said.
On his next project, Dr Mahathir said he would look into rewriting The Malay Dilemma.
“When they (the Malays) were poor they were in a dilemma. When they are rich, there is a bigger dilemma,” he said.
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