A biography – The Reluctant Politician: Tun Dr Ismail and His Time

Kee Beng Ooi

This 2006 book deserves a large readership. I read it in 2007.

A biography of Malaysia’s deputy Prime Minister, this book is based on his private papers. What comes out is a man ahead of his time.

My father in law was in Melbourne University with TDI in 1940s. He used to tell me it was a struggle for them as no monies could be remitted to Australia due to the Japanese occupation of Malaya.

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