Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak applies his knowledge as an economist to the mission of evaluating the nation’s development, from the British colonial era to the current period, in a work that sets the tone for Malaysia’s promised future. Rash Behari Bhattacharjee surveys the forthcoming book that distils over two decades of research by His Royal Highness.
In Striving for Inclusive Development: From Pangkor to a Modern Malaysian State, Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak covers some 150 years of the country’s progress with a scholar’s devotion to accuracy.
The Perak Ruler, who is the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong, displays the consciousness of a national thinker in the scope and treatment of the subject matter, which spans the establishment of the British colonial administration to the creation of an ethnically diverse nation and through to the economic development of the post-Independence decades.
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