Royal Professor Ungku A. Aziz : Writing for the Nation Volume I – V’

Royal Professor Ungku A. Aziz : Writing for the Nation Volume I – V’ book

The Royal Professor Ungku Aziz project was undertaken by the Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia (PEM), Perpustakaan Universiti Malaya, Perpustakaan Peringatan Zaba (PPZ) and the University of Malaya Press (UMP), among others. CPDS participated at a later stage, contributing funding and research assistant for editing support. This initiative resulted in the publication of a 5-Volume book collection entitled “ROYAL PROFESSOR UNGKU A. AZIZ: WRITING FOR THE NATION” which was presented to Pak Ungku on the 15th of December 2017.

Distinguished guests from The Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) or Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia (PEM) gathered at Astana Damansara at 11 am to present the 5 volume work on Royal Professor Ungku Aziz . Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob, the President of MEA, reminisced that, like so many others, he had been one of Ungku’s students at the Department of Economics, University of Malaya, then in Singapore, commented on the significance of the project , and its usefulness for the current and future generations of students and researchers, who would not otherwise have access to Ungku’s research, philosophy and thoughts. He paid tribute to Ungku for his groundbreaking work, which had led to deep institutional reform, which in turn effectively improved the lot of the rural community, He commented on the key role played by Mrs. Khoo Siew Mun, the coordinator of the Ungku Aziz Project in ensuring the completion of the project and thanked all who had contributed. The book series is published by UM Press.

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