The Reluctant Politician

A biography of Malaysia's powerful Home Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman.

Author: Kee Beng Ooi

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812304254

Category: History

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A biography of Malaysia's powerful Home Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman. Includes facts about Malaysian and Singaporean history, as well as insights into the processes of decolonization and nation building.
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The Reluctant Politician

The book begins with the kidnapping of Tony Denton's sixteen year old niece at a car wash and his involvement with the police as they try to locate her.

Author: Chick Lung

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456724568

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The book begins with the kidnapping of Tony Denton's sixteen year old niece at a car wash and his involvement with the police as they try to locate her. Things start going wrong when police officers are pulled from the kidnapping case to work as decoys on a sting in the red light district, arresting prostitutes and their "johns". Tony losses it as he rants and raves against management of the police force in his hometown. When people tell Tony to stop griping and do something about it he reluctantly runs for sheriff, and to his surprise he wins the office. His only promise on the campaign trail had been that he would not allow any of his officers to be involved in arresting prostitutes or their "johns's", nor would he allow an officer to arrest anyone using drugs, which causes an uproar within the relgious community. Tony is so successful at taking his police officers away from these two areas and putting them to work solving the brutual murders and rapes that take place in his town that within the first two years the number of all major crimes in the town take a major nose dive. Even the papers in larger cities take notice and begin writing accounts of the small town sheriff that has a new method of fighting crimes. Soon Tony is being asked to run for higher office and this starts the remarkable story of the reluctant politician who changes the system, but as is always the case with the old saying, "be careful what you wish for, it might come true", in Tony's case he pulls the nation down a slippery slope faster and faster to destruction.
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Drifting into Politics

The second book - Malaya's First Year in the United Nations - has also been welcomed by scholars of Malaysia's foreign affairs and diplomacy. This present volume continues Malaysia's rediscovery of Tun Dr Ismail.

Author: Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814695398

Category: Political Science

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This is the unfinished autobiography of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, the medical doctor who held key government positions in the first two decades of Malaysian nation building, and who was an important early player within UMNO, the country's dominant political party. Drifting into Politics was found among the private papers that were handed over to the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in 2005 by Tun Dr Ismail's eldest son, Mohd Tawfik.The family has asked for it to be published in 2015, this year being the 100th anniversary of Tun Dr Ismail's birth. This is an apt time indeed to make his reflections on his own life available to the world. This is also the third book to come out of the Tun Dr Ismail papers which are kept at ISEAS Library.The Reluctant Politician: Tun Dr Ismail and His Time, the biography written by Ooi Kee Beng and published in 2006 is ISEAS's all-time bestseller, and it brought Tun Dr Ismail back with great impact into Malaysian political analysis and discourse. It has been translated into Malay and Chinese. The second book - Malaya's First Year in the United Nations - has also been welcomed by scholars of Malaysia's foreign affairs and diplomacy. This present volume continues Malaysia's rediscovery of Tun Dr Ismail.
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Drifting Into Politics

The second book - Malaya's First Year in the United Nations - has also been welcomed by scholars of Malaysia's foreign affairs and diplomacy. This present volume continues Malaysia's rediscovery of Tun Dr Ismail.

Author: Tawfik Ismail

Publisher:

ISBN: 9814695408

Category: Malaysia

Page: 89

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John Adams

Author: Megan Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:52643061

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Lim Kit Siang

No one in Malaysia deserves the title of Mr. Opposition as much as Lim Kit Siang!

Author: Ooi Kee Beng

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Limited

ISBN: 9814516252

Category: History

Page: 236

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No one in Malaysia deserves the title of Mr. Opposition as much as Lim Kit Siang!
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The Age of Benjamin Franklin

It is one of history's greatest ironies that this hesitant politician would become one of the most important political figures in the English-speaking world. Survey Franklin's entry into politics and consider his style as a politician.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181867104

Category: Americans

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Franklin loved science and ideas, but disliked controversy, a disposition that made him reluctant to enter politics. It is one of history's greatest ironies that this hesitant politician would become one of the most important political figures in the English-speaking world. Survey Franklin's entry into politics and consider his style as a politician.
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Coop

Russell Cooper writes like he speaks, at pace and without fear - his distinctive voice and turn of phrase hit the page and the reader.

Author: Russell Cooper

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ISBN: 0648356515

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This entertaining and revealing memoir charts the evolution of the grazier turned politician Russell Cooper through his 'fires of experience' from life on the land to the halls of State Parliament. He writes candidly about his youth, the people and the Party that influenced him politically providing a rare insight into his trademark decisive approach to nation shaping events like prison reform, gun laws and police powers. Russell Cooper writes like he speaks, at pace and without fear - his distinctive voice and turn of phrase hit the page and the reader. He addresses some mistruths, misunderstandings and misgivings with surprising honesty, from his heady days in the Young Country Party to taking on the top job for the Queensland Nationals. It is a relatable account of the political theatre that plays out behind the scenes without losing sight of what matters most - the people of Queensland.
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Niue Rising

This is a biography of Sir Toke Tufukia Talagi and his life from a small island in the Pacific to a knight of the realm.

Author: Toke Talagi

Publisher: Xlibris Nz

ISBN: 1543495540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 90

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This is a biography of Sir Toke Tufukia Talagi and his life from a small island in the Pacific to a knight of the realm. It covers his life work and his experiences as a businessman and into politics and the premiership. He was a reluctant politician and didn't have any plans to be the premier. It was accidental. He was more interested in continuing to build his business and make $1 million.
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John A Costello The Reluctant Taoiseach

Historian and political correspondent David McCullagh charts the life of this fascinating man, using his personal archive of papers, as well as interviews with former colleagues, family and friends.

Author: David McCullagh

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717151639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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John A. Costello remains the most elusive of our former Taoisigh, despite his enormous contribution to Irish history. He declared the Republic, led the country's first ever coalition government, and faced the Mother and Child Crisis. A surprise choice who battled against taking the job, Costello was the Reluctant Taoiseach. Historian and political correspondent David McCullagh charts the life of this fascinating man, using his personal archive of papers, as well as interviews with former colleagues, family and friends. McCullagh offers new insights into a political career which stretched from Independence to the end of the 1960s, including the Commonwealth Conferences of the 1920s, to the new Constitution of 1937, and Governments in the 1940s and 1950s. Politician, barrister, Attorney General, politician, family man – The Reluctant Taoiseach takes a fresh and revealing look at the life of a man at the centre of politics and law during one of the most turbulent periods in Irish history
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The Reluctant President Large Print

What if in the dark, small hours of a morning you discovered Secret Service agents at your front door telling you that you were now the President of the United States?

Author: Jack R Stanley

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ISBN: 1947726757

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What if in the dark, small hours of a morning you discovered Secret Service agents at your front door telling you that you were now the President of the United States? That's the way it happened to Porter Randall, a Texas Panhandle surgeon turned novelist who had been persuaded by friends to run for Congress for just a couple of terms. Could a non-politician without rampant ambition or a lust for power fulfill this office? What would happen to the country? Would he, could he make a real difference in the world of Washington, D.C. politics and the world? Porter Randall becomes The Reluctant President and finds out.
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Tales of Alaska s Bush Rat Governor

This is an extraordinary story of a man in love with his adopted land and grateful for the life it provides.

Author: Jay S. Hammond

Publisher: Epicenter Press (WA)

ISBN: UOM:39015061466119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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The former governor of Alaska recounts his childhood, education, war experiences, and political career
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Camorristi Politicians and Businessmen

In extreme cases , the guappi resorted to violence against the reluctant politician
to obtain satisfaction : ' Vincenzo l ' Americano ' kidnapped an MP , 5 6 The well -
known Neapolitan writer Carlo Bernari wrote , “ l ' essercizio della legalità ...

Author: Felia Allum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123130499

Category: History

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Camorristi, Politicians, and Businessmen presents a detailed study of the political role of a criminal organization, the Neapolitan Camorra, in its historical context, that of Naples over the last fifty years. In Campania, until 1991, the relationship between the Camorra and the local political elite (based on the exchange of votes for State contracts and protection) was tacitly accepted by the population and, because of the lack of reliable sources, it could not seriously be studied by political scientists. In 1991, however, a law was passed which gave generous remission of sentences to criminals who wanted to co-operate with the police. Following this, many members of the Camorra revealed important aspects of the criminal, economic and political activities of their organization. This new information has permitted a re-examination of the Camorra and has provided material for the story to be told.
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Man and Future World Politics

A Study of the Nature of Man and Its Implications for International Politics William
Bradley Relf. explaining his ... The myth of the reluctant politician has clouded
political analysis , as has the simplistic view that all he wants is power . Research
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Author: William Bradley Relf

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026430440

Category: International relations

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