[Free Book] New Road Map To A Developed Nation by Koon Yew Yin
"Mr Koon writes with perceptiveness and candour as well as with the voice of experience — qualities that are often missing in the writings of many political analysts that are provided with space in the mainstream media.
This process of empowerment and simultaneous refection of leaders who regard power and authority not as positions of trust and responsibility but to serve personal interest or as an opportunity for personal enrichment will be necessary if Malaysia is to prosper and move ahead to join the modern and progressive nations of the world."
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah Member of Parliament and Former Minister of Finance
*Mr Koon has chosen to galvanise his years of experience in business and to reduce them into well written and well researched articles that will benefit all Malaysians. This book is a compilation of his articles which were painstakingly and meticulously written. The articles are forthright and brutally honest in many nstances and speak to the problems Malaysia faces and Malaysians must face up to. It is a compilation written, not by a politician, but by a Malaysian who cares. It is a must read for all those who believe that our children deserve a better Malaysia and who believe, as clearly the author does, that it is our responsibility to ensure we leave them a legacy they can be proud of." Dato' Ambiga Sreenevasan Former President of the Malaysian Bar Council Chairperson of Bersih 2.0
`This cogently argued book with its underlying political philosophy and its comprehensiveness regarding the components of a modern morally-based state with checks and balances deserves a wide readership. It is meticulously researched, providing a clear exposition of the social infrastructure required of a modern democratic and open society. Koon Yew Yin has made an important contribution to the political discourse that will shape the lives of ordinary Malaysians for decades to come."
Professor Glenn Arnold Professor of Investment Salford Business School
"Writing from a business-insider's point of view, Koon Yew Yin's analysis and prescription of the ills plaguing this nation is reminiscence of the writings of scholars such as Syed Hussein Alattas. He has skillfully linked the issue of corruption with the political-economy of Malaysia as a corporatist Asian state using effective data to analyze the path Malaysia is taking as a 'failed state' This book is interesting in that it utilizes anecdotes from grassroots writing in the social media, as a testament to the appreciation of the subaltern voice of the Malaysian people. In offering an informed opinion on the state of corruption, wastage, and abuse of power, Koon Yew Yin's book should be a helpful, easily understood, well-researched reference for students of business and politics, on how the politics of race and religion still triumphs over class and the postmodem caste system."
Dr. Azly Rahman Academician, columnist and social analyst
"This volume, consisting of Koon Yew Yin's thoughts on how to move the nation forward and the key challenges facing Malaysia today should be widely read by all those who love this country and would like to see a progressive and successful nation." Professor James Chin Head, School of Arts & Social Sciences Monash University, Malaysia Campus