Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Book on ministers and their contributions Malaysiakini

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 117 politicians have served as Cabinet ministers from 1955 to January last year, and many have played an integral role in formulating the country’s policies, realising ideas and dreams, as well as in nation building.

Now you can find out more about these individuals with the launch of the book Malaysian Ministers 1955-2008 by Koperasi Belia Nasional Berhad, launched by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Tuesday night.

The Prime Minister paid tribute to these Cabinet ministers, whom he said had made tremendous contributions to the nation and to all Malaysians, irrespective of race or religion.

“As a country which practices democracy, we have proven many times that it is the people who chose their leaders.

“I believe this book will be an important historical document, not only for leaders but for the people, particularly future generations,” he said in his speech which was read by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Abdullah also expressed hope that the book would serve as guidance to future leaders on how best to serve the people by emulating the contribution and sacrifices made by their predecessors. - The Star

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