This book comprises articles selected mainly from the author’s column, Abiding Times, in the Sun, Malaysia, as well as those with Tengku Zatashah Idris, Syed Haizam Jamalullail, Sharyn Shufiyan and Quek Sue Yian. Published between March 2008 and August 2010, they were written in the period after Tunku Zain’s return from the US and up to the Proclamation of the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Besar. From calling for the checks and balances so crucial to the effective functioning of a democratic society to be strengthened, to reminding all participants in a democratic society of their rights and responsibilities, the writer writes in language that is easy to read and with a wry sense of humour.
The author is founder President of IDEAS (Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs)
“Readers may not agree with some of the views of Tunku ’Abidin but many of the arguments are compelling.
– YM Raja Aziz Addruse, former President of the Malaysian Bar
“ … an extraordinary book by an exceptionally talented Malaysian writer and thinker. The author has strong views on the place of democratic principles, values and practice in a modern society.”
–YBM Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim
Former Special Adviser on Ethics to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
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