“Dr Mahathir’s Selected Letters to World Leaders (Volume 2)” was launched by Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) on 18 May 2015 at the Perdana Leadership Foundation building in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than a hundred guests turned up for the event, which was graced by author Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, editor Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad and many other notable dignitaries.
Representing Times Publishing Group were Mr Siew Peng Yim, Chief Executive Officer, and Ms Lee Fei Chen, Head of Publishing. After launching his book, Dr Mahathir held a press conference and signed copies of his book that were made available at the event by Pansing Distribution and Times bookstores.
Like the first volume which was a runaway success, this second volume is a book of opinion that offers readers a glimpse into the candour expressed by world leaders in their correspondence. The book, which features 73 letters to world leaders, records frank discussions between Tun Dr Mahathir and leaders like Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong, Bill Clinton, General Pervez Musharraf, Saddam Hussein, Benazir Bhutto and Kofi Annan. They throw new light on Malaysian diplomacy from 1987 to 2003, and international relations, especially between Malaysia and Singapore, and make for inspiring reading.