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The Commentaries of Tun Dr Mahathir’s Postage Stamps | Abu Samah Bachik

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Publisher | ILHAM Books

ISBN |  9789670067162

Pages |  252

Year | 2024

An old album which is linked to this book has a collection of about 580 beautiful and colourful postage stamps of Malaysia and 29 other countries. The stamps were collected at the Prime Minister’s Office when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the Prime Minister, from July 1981 to October 2003.

The stamps in the album evoke pleasant memories on Tun Dr Mahathir. He is old in age, 98-year-old in July 2023, but he is forever young with his very sound cognitive health, and is still very sharp and eloquent. The pleasant memories include and encompass his commitment towards upholding numerous disciplines in his political life. Besides being disciplined, he is also very observant of numerous principles. Guided by those disciplines and principles, he had managed to provide a tough but effective leadership in transforming Malaysia from an agricultural to an industrial nation. In appreciation of those pleasant memories, there are several commentaries on Tun Dr Mahathir in this book.

The stamps also evoke memories about remarks and comments made by Tun Dr Mahathir on the leadership of several countries. The United States of America, the Federation of Russia and the People’s Republic of China are chosen as his remarks and comments are very pertinent and relevant to the current geopolitical environment of the world. For this, there are a number of commentaries on the three countries in this book.

Of the three countries, Tun Dr Mahathir’s remarks and comments on the United States are more stinging and penetrating.

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