Publisher: MPH Group Publishing
Publication Date: 12-Dec-2021
Dimension: 25 x 17 x 3 cm
Weight: 690 g
Capturing Hope follows chronologically the events described in Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s best-selling book, A Doctor in the House. This standalone work chronicles not just the unexpected journey of Dr Mahathir back to the premiership but also the great changes taking place within Malaysia today. The story starts with his retirement, which finally gave him the time and means to pursue matters close to his heart—the plight of the Palestinian people, and the criminalisation of war—before the country’s troubles soon pulled him back into the maelstrom of Malaysian national politics.
Unable to sit idly by as his country plummeted towards disaster, Dr Mahathir found himself in the unique position of opposing the very party he led for 22 years. More astonishing was his victory in Malaysia’s 14th General Election and his return at the age of 92 as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, making him the oldest serving head of government in the world at the time.
This book offers a frank and at times blunt discussion of the difficulties that the Pakatan Harapan Government faced, the challenges of rebuilding national political consensus, the betrayals from within the coalition that ultimately led to the Government’s downfall in March 2020 and to the many unthinkable firsts in Malaysian politics. Whether one agrees with Dr Mahathir or not, it is impossible to deny the impact he has had—and continues to have—on the Malaysian political landscape. This book seeks to discuss those impacts as well as Dr Mahathir’s unfinished struggle to steer Malaysia away from the destructive political dynamics that have fuelled corruption and division in the country for so long.
Satisying read. Eye opening. Inspiring. Emotional at times whilst reading. Despite those who criticise, I still have so much respect for Tun. Everyone should get hold of this book. Highly recommended.
A book that will remain in history as a record of the real story behind the fsll of the Pakatan Harapan regime. Despite all the rumours and facts, this book tells a different version of the story.
Great piece from our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir. Explained well what couldn't be explained earlier.
You are perfect
To say that @chedetofficial is a divisive figure would be putting it mildly. The second memoirs of our previous PM was a more complete read than the first and brought some interesting reflections. The pages were easier to turn compared to turning over stones on the first edition.
He holds no punches in this publication and that applies to all races. Not merely the absurdity of using chopsticks that comes later. 13 chapters and a heartfelt poem
The constant snipping at @najib_razak does get tiresome. The irony about speaking on corruption and nepotism with a 'holier than thou' approach. The mistake of 'holding his successors to high standards' when in reality they not carrying out his agenda.
Though there is for most part quite fascinating takeaways. Getting into blogging back in 2008. The challenges of managing a PH cabinet and the interests of 5 parties. His interesting take on 'ulamas' and the role they play. Navigating the tough waters of ICERD and the Rome Statue. The campaign trail on the 14th GE. His passion for education and being an admirable orator.
It's quite clear that Dr.M is a student and champion of Japanese and Korean work ethics. He ends it by apologising for the unforgiven act in the eyes of many of resigning. In hope the fight goes on with young leaders. Most of us hope that is our next chapter and remains true.
3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ / 5
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