Perdana Leadership Foundation was chartered in January 2003 as a non-profit organisation, founded with gifts from people who supported the vision of a thriving research and learning institution dedicated to the study of Malaysian leadership and nation-building. It is unique in the sense that it began as an entirely private sector initiative, seed-funded and organised by private sector individuals and corporations. Most of the Foundation’s present trustees were the early benefactors of this Foundation.
The Foundation’s physical home in Precinct 8, Putrajaya, was completed in October 2003. The stately building now houses the Perdana Library, an auditorium as well as a multi-purpose hall in addition to the office of the Foundation’s Honorary President, YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
A tax-exempt, non-profit organisation, the Foundation intends to become the premier institution for the study of Malaysia’s Prime Ministers and the central resource centre for research into national stewardship as well as a platform for reflection, debate, and discussion with distinguished figures in Malaysian leadership
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This slim volume features the keynote address of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, on the topic of "re-engineering" Malaysian society to minimise inter-ethnic distrust and fear, so that Malaysia would become a truly united Malaysian nation.
This slim volume features the keynote address of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, on the topic of education and how it is necessary for national progress. Tun briefly explains how education evolved into the formal system we know today, and how a focus on academic achievements has produced bright graduates lacking in moral compass.
What is the meaning of Bangsa Malaysia? Is it the solution to all of Malaysia's problems of unity?
In this discourse, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself explains the motive and meaning of Bangsa Malaysia, especially in the context of the country’s overall development. His keynote address is followed by a panel discussion. Three research papers on the topic are also included.
This conversation with Malaysia's longest-serving Minister of International Trade and Industry traces her childhood to her years in academia and subsequently, her entry into politics. She also shares her views on trade negotiations, women in leadership, education, and politics. This publication shines a spotlight on one of Malaysia’s most dynamic leaders, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.
Perdana Leadership Foundation interviewed Tan Sri Leo Moggie as part of its Oral History Series. A proud Sarawakian, Tan Sri shares much of what life was like in East Malaysia before Sarawak's Independence, and the complications that arose once it became part of Malaysia. He shares also many entertaining anecdotes of life as a politician in Sarawak.
In this monograph, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, speaks on the evolution of Malaysia’s foreign policies, from its pro-Western post-independence stance to its present decisively non-aligned position. He talks also of Malaysia’s initiatives in fostering friendships among poorer, developing nations, and how that has returned dividends to Malaysia.
In this publication, the role of the media - including that of bloggers - in Malaysia's national development is discussed at length. Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad explained the government view of the press, and why controls were regarded as necessary. He also addressed concerns on media freedom, responsibility, transparency, and objectivity.
This publication contains the proceedings of the seventh Perdana Discourse Series organised in 2008 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. At the Discourse, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, His Excellency Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, dissects the meaning of national sovereignty in relation to Malaysia and how it weighs on policy decisions.
This monograph features the keynote address of the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on how multi-racial Malaysia overcame ethnic differences to succeed as a modern nation, principally through political cooperation and social accommodation. This monograph is a useful introduction to Malaysia's policies on race relations, with historical references to provide context.
National Unity. What does it mean? How does a nation achieve it? This was the topic of discussion at the debut Perdana Discourse Series that took place in Malaysia on 23rd August 2004. This monograph is a summary of that discourse with the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, academics, and students. The topic remains relevant today, to Malaysia, and many other nations.