Publisher description for Malaysian maverick : Mahathir Mohamad in turbulent times / Barry Wain.

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Mahathir Mohamad turned Malaysia into one of the developing worlds most successful economies. He adopted pragmatic economic policies alongside repressive political measures and showed that Islam was compatible with representative government and modernization. He emerged as a Third World champion and Islamic spokesman by standing up to the West.

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Mahathir bin Mohamad, -- 1925-
Prime ministers -- Malaysia -- Biography.