“What's In A Name" A Book By Nazir Razak!

Nazir Razak just announced the launch of his debut book titled “What’s in a Name”. From November 8th, the book will be available in most bookstores and online pre-orders will start to be fulfilled. 

"What’s in a Name” is a book of reflections about what he witnessed, the key events that defined Nazir and his life, how he rationalised all of it and his ideas on the way forwards for our nation.


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It spans family, career, business, and politics in Malaysia.

"Tun Razak left us when I was 9 years old, and this book-writing project gave me the opportunity to understand my father; the person and the leader. It made me realise that his most important legacy lies in the more intangible set of values, principles, and methods he applied, whereas the tangible institutions, policies, or programmes he had established may or may not be suited for different times.

"Several important threads run through the book including the importance of context in decision making and how we understand what others did. It is also about the hard choices that one has to make, not just as a country but as individuals," he said.

He also recounts, for instance his anxieties in relation to many events that unfolded such as the tough first few years of his career at CIMB, banking mergers and the 1MDB crisis.

At the end of the book, Nazir provide a critical analysis of the workings of the Malaysian political economy, discuss what ails us as a nation and suggest that we need to engage our collective imaginations to create a better Malaysia for all.

Want to know more about his experiences as a chairperson of CIMB group, while being former prime minister Najib Razak's brother, as well as the deets about his new book "What's In A Name?"

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