Tun Talks Podcast

Tun Talks Podcast
















Perdana Leadership Foundation introduces the Perdana Podcast, a series of audio excerpts from the Foundation’s programmes. Perdana Podcast kicks off with “Tun Talks: The Tun Dr. Mahathir Series” featuring twelve ten-minute segments from Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s speeches on a variety of subjects, including Political Stability, Education, Social Re-engineering, Money Politics and The Role of the Media in National Development. Find out what the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Honorary President of Perdana Leadership Foundation has to say on these subjects. 

In many of the podcasts, Tun explains how Malaysia has dealt with issues such as ethnic relations, distribution of wealth and gender equality.MONEY POLITICS

“I am glad that the recordings of speeches I gave are not gathering dust in the library. Whether or not people want to listen to my opinions on these topics is up to them. But my hope is that some Malaysians – and maybe non-Malaysians, too - will listen and will be able to derive some benefit out of my experience. There is a saying that those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat the mistakes of the past. So if you want to create a better future, you must always go back and understand history. These podcasts may be of help in that respect,” Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said.  

Perdana Podcast is available for free on Perdana Leadership Foundation’s website ( along with more than half a million digital documents related to the Prime Ministers of Malaysia, including speeches, news clippings and book excerpts. In addition, the Foundation has constructed a Visual Timeline of the lives of the past Prime Ministers of Malaysia, from Tunku Abdul Rahman to Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, accessible via the Foundation’s website. 

POLITICAL STABILTY  “Given his vast experience as a politician and the Prime Minister of Malaysia, as well as his deep intellect, there is much for Tun to  share on a wide range of topics. Unfortunately, not many people  have the time to listen to hour-long recordings. As such, we      produced these ten-minute episodes to condense the most interesting points and arguments of Tun Dr. Mahathir’s speeches. The  podcasts  are meant to be thought-provoking and we hope they will provide some insights into Malaysia’s history as well as of the  speaker himself who was Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister,” said Tan  Sri Nik Mohamed Nik Yaacob, Executive Director,  Perdana Leadership Foundation. Tan Sri Nik added that the Foundation will be producing more podcasts under “Tun Talks” as well as other podcast  series in 2016, featuring other speakers the Foundation has hosted.



 About Perdana Leadership Foundation

Perdana Leadership Foundation was set up in 2003 with the aim of preserving, developing and disseminating materials by and on Malaysia’s past Prime Ministers. Believing that past leadership can yield valuable insights for future development, the Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of Malaysia’s rich leadership heritage. The Perdana Library houses digital and physical records on the contributions of Malaysia’s past Prime Ministers as well as issues related to nation-building. To date, the Library contains more than six hundred thousand digital records consisting of speeches, Parliamentary Hansards, news clippings, journal articles and AV materials, and holds more than 9,000 physical titles.

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