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M. Bakri Musa

Seeing Malaysia My Way

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Malaysian-born Bakri Musa writes frequently on issues affecting his native land. His essays have appeared in the Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, International Herald Tribune, Education Quarterly, SIngapore's Straits Times, and The New Straits Times. His commentary has aired on National Public Radio's Marketplace. His regular column Seeing It My Way appears in Malaysiakini. Bakri is also a regular contributor to th eSun (Malaysia). He has previously written "The Malay Dilemma Revisited: Race Dynamics in Modern Malaysia" as well as "Malaysia in the Era of Globalization," "An Education System Worthy of Malaysia," "Seeing Malaysia My Way," and "With Love, From Malaysia." Bakri's day job (and frequently night time too!) is as a surgeon in private practice in Silicon Valley, California. He and his wife Karen live on a ranch in Morgan Hill. This website is updated twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays at 5 PM California time.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Liberating The Malay Mind

Now available at all major bookstores.  
 
Liberating The Malay Mind
ISBN:  978-967-5266-29-4
by M. Bakri Musa
 
In Liberating The Malay Mind, M. Bakri Musa maps with clarity a path towards a liberated Malaysia by carefully examining the country's past and evaluating the current Malay obsession with Ketuanan Melayu.  The book explores the way in how special rights and "sons of soil" privileges bestowed have inhibited the Malay people from forging an educated, dynamic and globally competitive Tanah Melayu.
 
Dr. Bakri Musa examines Malay culture through the prisms of history, psyche and religion and details the steps necessary to liberate the collective Malay mindset through free access to information, an enlightened education system, and engagement in commerce.
 
With this careful navigation, and not by pinning hopes on the political amulet of Article 153, Liberating The Malay Mind forges a way towards a self-sufficient Malaysia, able to turn crises into opportunities, and challenges into inspirations.
 
"Unlike our political merdeka -  which was granted to us by the British - our liberated mind cannot be bestowed.  We have to strive for it. Then we will be Tuans even elsewhere other than Tanah Melayu." 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your book is definitely essential reading for everyone who wants to know what is really going on and wrong with the country's system here.

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