Launch of Abdullah book postponed due to politicisation, say editors
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The official launch of Awakening: The Abdullah Years In Malaysia has been postponed until further notice due to the politicisation of it in recent media reports, said Prof James U.H. Chin.
Mr Chin, who edited the book along with fellow political analyst Bridget Welsh said the delay of the launch, initially set for Aug 16, was to avoid further misunderstanding.
"Media outlets have mistakenly labeled the book 'Pak Lah's book'. This is not correct. It is a collection of multiple views, many of them quite critical of the period of his tenure. Others are less so," they said in a joint statement.
Mr Chin and Ms Welsh said the media response to Awakening had been unexpected, with the focus being on "sensationalising parts of the book", particularly the interview they conducted with Mr Abdullah.