Coffee table book on Pak Lah launched


KUALA LUMPUR: A coffee table book, titled ‘Pak Lah’, which commemorates Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s tenure as the fifth prime minister of Malaysia and sixth president of Umno, was launched yesterday.The book, which contains 400 selected photographs of Abdullah from the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), was launched by Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim at Auditorium Perdana, Angkasapuri, here.

Rais hailed the publication of the book, saying it was a labour of love for the agency.

“As a photography buff myself, I find that the photographs, all 400 of them, are momentous, compelling and crisp, and accompanied by a nice narrative and accurate description,” he said at the launching.

He said he had asked the National Library to distribute the book to all libraries in the country, including those in rural areas.

The book, priced at RM200 each, can be obtained from 7th Floor, Photo Marketing Division, Wisma Bernama in Jalan Tun Razak.

Rais described the book as a high quality publication which covered topics such as constitutional monarchy, administration, perception about Abdullah family, political struggle, interactions with the media, international relations as well as social activities. — Bernama