Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dr. Abraham's book to be launched on 2 Dec

Dr. Collin Abraham's new book THE FINEST HOUR: Malaysian-CPM Peace Accord in Perspective (Kuala Lumpur, SIRD, 2006) will formally be launched by MP for Kota Baru Zaid Ibrahim on 2 December (Sat) at the Royal Selangor Club from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The "bold" and "extraordinary" (in Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's words) book is forwarded by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, this blogger, Zaid Ibrahim and Dr. Terence Gomez.

Veteran social scientist, political writer and son of the legendary anti-colonial fighter Ahmad Boestamam (1920-1983), Rustam A. Sani also wrote a note of appreciation for the book: " I am quite certain your book will make a great contrbution towards a renewed understanding and interest in the proper interpretation of our nation's history. I find the work to be very interesting and acedemically very important as well. May I congratulate you for completing this book at a very important juncture of our intellectual history ".

Dr. Collin Abraham, an ex-civil servant in charge of social welfare and developmental plans under the administrations of ex-PMs Tunku Abdul Rahman as well as Tun Abdul Razak, was also an Associate Professor in Sociology for 18 years with the University of Malaya.

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