On Malaysia Day, September 16th, Awakening: The Abdullah Years in Malaysia was launched in Kuala Lumpur courtesy of the Foreign Correspondents Club. The guest of honor was Dato’ Mahadev Shankar, former Court of Appeal judge, founding member of Sukaham and a leading expert on the rule of law in Malaysia. His remarks can be found below. We are grateful to Dato’ Shankar for sharing his insights and wisdom in launching the collection. The official launch was followed by a panel discussion on the collection comprising Dato Zaid Ibrahim, Jason Tan, James Chin and myself.

On October 2, 2013 at Select Books, a reception was held in Singapore to honor the contributors and introduce the collection in Singapore. We are very grateful to two of the contributors Prof Lim Teck Ghee and YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad for attending and making some remarks about their contributions.

The book is available in bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore.

Dato’ Mahadev Shankar’s Remarks at the Awakening Launch (pdf link)

View more photos from the launch at: FCC.My