PETALING JAYA – The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, today launched a book entitled “The Global Economy in Turbulent Times,” written by experienced economist, Prof Tan Sri Lin See Yan.
The 927-page book divided into 151 chapters, contains his observations and analyses of the global economy and the most pressing issues facing the world’s financial future.
In the book, Lin who has 50 years of experience in his field and is a pro-chancellor and research professor at Sunway University, here, also touched
on the international monetary system, and the need for quality education and to enhance corporate governance in Malaysia.
Sultan Nazrin, in his speech when launching the book at Sunway University today, said, as one of Malaysia’s most outstanding economists, Lin had cared enough to share his understanding and insights on the important developments of our time, both at home and abroad.
“In doing so, he supplies us not just with information but also with the context to understand them.
“Coming at a time when many are obsessed with textbooks and how-to manuals, experiential or ‘lived-in and lived-through’ knowledge is a tremendously scarce resource,” said the Perak ruler.
Sultan Nazrin said he had thoroughly enjoyed reading all the articles which were written by Lin over the past seven years, and were now compiled into a book.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed reading his reflections and these, in turn, have helped spur my own thinking.
“I think there can be no greater tribute for a writer than to say that his or her own writings have sparked others to think deeply about the issues raised,” said Sultan Nazrin who urged Malaysians to read the book.
Later at a press conference, Lin said he received support from Sultan Nazrin who constantly reminded him to compile and organise the essays he had writen into a book.
“Without this pressure from Tuanku, I would not have done it. The intention is for the book to become an essential guide, engaging, informing and hopefully, delighting readers along the way,” he said.
He also received support from his numerous readers of his fortnightly Saturday columns in The Star newspaper, to compile these articles into a book for further reference. – BERNAMA