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Back Book Title My Life and Times : A Memoir

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My Life and Times : A Memoir
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- Navaratnam, Ramon V.
- Malaysia
- Pelanduk Publications (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
- 9679789136
- 2005
- xi, 344 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Includes Index
- 1. Navaratnam, Ramon, V., Tan Sri, 1935 2. Businessmen-Malaysia- Biography 3. Corporations-Malaysia-Biography 4. Civil service pensioners-Malaysia-Biography
- 950 gms.
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Thus begins Tan Sri Ramon V. Navaratnam’s compelling memoir. From his childhood in idyllic Sungei Beloh to the cream of the Malaysian Civil Service, Navaratnam has led a fascinating life. Following his childhood, we meet his parents, family, friends and colleagues, against a background of the Japanese Occupation during World War II, his role in the Malaysian government and the corporate world right up to the person he is today. His life reflects the rapid changes that have taken place in Malaysia since Independence as his commentaries on public policies clearly indicate. Underlying his views in his deep sense of Malaysian nationalism.

   
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Acknowledgements ...ix Preface ...xi 1. Childhood ...1 2. The evacuation ...6 3. The Japanese occupation (1941-1945) ...9 4. My first Job ...12 5. The growing-up years ...15 6. Life at university (1954-1958) ...26 7. Seeking a carrer ...47 8. My career begins ...52 9. Settling down in the early years (1961-1965) ...60 10. At harvard ...88 11. Back home after the May 13 Riots (1969) ...95 12. Secondment to the world bank (1917-1972) ...106 13. European tour ...123 14. Returing home ...125 15. Commonwealth meeting in Ottawa, Canada ...129 16. Serving Tun Tan Siew Sin and Tun Abdul Razak ...131 17. Tun hussein Onn becomes Prime Minister and Dr Mahathir Mohamad deputy Prime Minister ...141 18. The national language in education ...145 19. Tun hussein Onn Pushes for the common fund ...155 20. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's role in international finance ...157 21. First budget dialogue (1976) ...162

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