ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


Mahathir bin Mohamad on the Contemporary World


This year, the Institute of Far Eastern Studies (IFES) of the Russian Academy of Sciences has published a book entitled Mahathir bin Mohamad on the Contemporary World: A Conversation with Vitaly Naumkin.

This book was the product of IFES Director Vitaly Naumkin"s visit to Putrajaya, where he managed to meet the father of the "Malaysian miracle" Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, discuss the most topical global issueswith him, speak about the role of Islam in the modern world, and Malaysia"s historical experience and current model of development.

The book contains an account of the conversation in Russian, English, Malay and Arabic, and offers a biography of Dr. Mahathir, written by the head of the Russia-Malaysia Business Council, Vladimir Sautov.

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