What’s in a Name: Family, Career and the Heart of Malaysia

ISBN: 9781913532949
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What’s in a Name takes the reader to the often-troubled heart of Malaysian politics and business over the last fifty years. Nazir Razak built CIMB Group into one of the most successful banks in Asean.In a career spanning three decades, he has been at the centre of the action. And when he was not, he had a ringside seat for all the biggest deals and power struggles, victories and defeats involving some of the most powerful characters of recent times.

In this revealing memoir, Nazir recounts what it was like growing up in Malaysia’s most prominent family, honouring the legacy of his late father, Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s revered second prime minister, while also being the brother of Najib Razak,whose term as prime minister ended with the ignominious 1MDB scandal, the fallout of which continues today.

This is not just the story of Nazir’s life as one of Malaysia’s most successful businessmen, it is also a drama of family loyalty and what happens when that loyalty comes into conflict with deeply held principles. Nazir concludes with an analysis of the Malaysian political economy from his unique vantage point and makes a compelling case of reforms and how they can be made.

Product Details

Publisher,Whitefox Publishing
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 480 g
No. of Pages, 384

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
An interesting read

Although topics discussed are heavy at times (since they concern matters relating to banking and finance), it is still worth reading. Gained a lot of understanding about the banking world. Consistent in upholding the good name of his father. Wise advice given for the future of the country.

Iman Abdul Hamid

What’s in a Name: Family, Career and the Heart of Malaysia

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Suhaimi sani
What’s in a Name: Family, Career and the Heart of Malaysia?

Nazir is truly his father's son... a brutally honest account of an examplary leadership. A citizentry must read book .

nur ily izyan zulkonain
Great book

I am in my early thirties but i found the book very authentic, and im moved with what the books is trying to bring us to be aware of the system that we are in now.. love it.