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14 Sep

Ucapan Pemasyhuran Malaysia

Perdana Menteri Tunku Abdul Rahman membacakan Pemasyhuran Malaysia di Stadium Merdeka pada pagi 16 September 1963. Berikut ialah teks pemasyhuran yang dibaca beliau.
12 Jul

Happy 96th Birthday, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah

Happy Birthday to the gracious Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Hj Mohd Ali. May Allah shower you with an abundance of love, good health, happiness, and prosperity.
15 Jun

Arshad Ayub – Menanam Pokok Tempat Teduh

In the sad wake of Tun Arshad Ayub's death, we thought it fitting to post the speech by HRH SULTAN PERAK DARUL RIDZUAN, SULTAN NAZRIN MUIZZUDDIN SHAH, Chancellor of UNIVERSITI MALAYA that was delivered at the official launch of the book, "ARSHAD AYUB – MENANAM POKOK TEMPAT
6 Jun

Dirgahayu Tuanku

Merafak sembah setinggi-tinggi ucapan tahniah sempena Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan Rasmi Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah.
15 Mar

Staff Pick: Mokhtar Dahari

The Staff Picks for March 2022 is brought to you by En Adnan Haris, a Librarian in the Collections Unit.
15 Feb

Staff Pick: Life Without Limits

The Staff Pick for February 2022 is brought to you by Puan Lina Nabilah, an Assistant Librarian in the Cataloguing Unit.
15 Dec 2021

Staff Pick: Capturing Hope

The Staff Pick for December 2021 is brought to you by Puan Zarina Abu Bakar, General Manager of Perdana Leadership Foundation.
3 Nov 2021

Staff Pick: Antara Sejarah dan Mitos

The Staff Pick for September 2021 is brought to you by Puan Lina Nabilah Anuar, an Assistant Librarian.
16 Sep 2021

What Does It Mean to be Malaysian?

What does it mean to be Malaysian? On Malaysia Day 2021, our PLF staff, Mohammad Faridzuan Abdul Rahman, reflects on this question. Read his heartwarming article below and share your thoughts with us. Selamat Hari Malaysia 2021.
16 Jul 2021

Staff Pick: The Soul of a Butterfly

The Staff Pick for July 2021 is brought to you by Mr Roymax Sebastian, an Assistant Librarian in the Collection Unit.
12 Jul 2021

Happy 95th, Tun Dr Siti!

It’s YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Hj. Mohd Ali birthday, today! Happy Birthday to our beloved Tun Siti, the wife of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, our Honorary President and Malaysia’s fourth and seventh Prime Minister. May Tun Siti continue to be blessed with good health and happiness, always.
10 Jul 2021

Happy 96th, Tun Dr Mahathir!

Happy 96th Birthday, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
7 Jun 2021

Staff Pick: The Forgotten Sentinels

The Staff Pick for June 2021 is brought to you by Magdalena Lampas, a Transcriber in the Perdana Library.
29 May 2021

Tun Hussein Onn: One of the Greats

Ever since I was a high school student, I've always admired Tun Hussein Onn, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia. Perhaps subconsciously it's because he hailed from Johor Bahru, where I am from, or perhaps it is because of his given title as Malaysia's "Father of Unity" as national unity is a topic I have strong opinions on, now more than ever. This post is dedicated to Tun Hussein Onn who passed away 31 years ago today.
3 May 2021

Staff Pick: Work Simply

The Staff Pick for May 2021 is brought to you by Nurul Humaira Kamarulzaman, a Publications & Events Executive, in the Admin Department.
5 Apr 2021

Staff Pick: The Language of Leadership

The Staff Pick for April 2021 is brought to you by Ms Maizatul Kartini Kamaruldin, a Senior Executive of Accounts and Events, in the Admin Department.
29 Mar 2021

Staff Pick: Margaret Thatcher The Woman Within

The Staff Pick for March 2021 is brought to you by Puan Nurshahafiqah Asli, a Building & Administration Executive.
29 Mar 2021

And the winners are…

Yes, after months of deliberation, the results are out! Our warmest congratulations to all winners and our heartiest thanks to all participants.
2 Mar 2021

Staff Pick: Building a Knowledge-driven Organisation

The Staff Pick for February 2021 is brought to you by Mr Adnan Haris.
18 Feb 2021

Revisiting Vision 2020: Lessons & Resources

Vision 2020 has been described as a clearly articulated, bold, and audacious thirty-year goal for the nation. First articulated by our fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the vision laid out nine challenges for the nation.
11 Jan 2021

Staff Pick: The Grand Louvre

The Staff Pick for January 2021 is brought to you by Mr Faridzuan bin Abd Rahman, a Comms & Publications Exec in the Administration Department.
15 Dec 2020

Staff Pick: History of Twentieth Century

The Staff Pick for December 2020 is brought to you by Pn Zarina Abu Bakar, General Manager of Perdana Leadership Foundation.
24 Nov 2020

Staff Pick: 50 Fakta Asas Kenegaraan

The Staff Pick for November 2020 is brought to you by Pn Hasniza Hashim, a Librarian in the Digitisation & OCR Unit.
16 Oct 2020

Staff Picks: Dialog 50 Tahun Merdeka

The Staff Picks for October 2020 is brought to you by Puan Siti Murshidah binti Mat Riffin, an Assistant Librarian in the Digitisation & OCR Unit.
16 Oct 2020

A Conversation with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

On the 7th of October 2020, PLF had the privilege of a dialogue with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the 4th and 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia, as part of our Oral History Series “Malaysia’s Economic Development”. Interviewers Dato Dr Vaseehar Hassan and Mr Eddin Khoo posed questions on a range of current issues, including Vision 2020, ASEAN, and - of course - the impact of COVID-19.
25 Sep 2020

Staff Pick: View from the Top

The Staff Picks for September 2020 is brought to you by Puan Humaira Kamarulzaman, a Publications & Communications Executive.
25 Sep 2020

Corporate Liability Provision (Section 17A) – Getting Corporate Malaysia Ready

In conjunction with the PLF-TI Awareness Training on MACC Act Section 17A on 28th October 2020, we are sharing an article written by Dr Muhammad Mohan, President of Transparency International Malaysia, on corporate liability.
14 Sep 2020

Perdana Library is Open!

We are open to our members (membership to Perdana Library is free and can be done online or in-person) from 1st September 2020 at the new opening hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm. For health and safety reasons, we implement the following Standard Operating Procedures.
25 Aug 2020

MF-PLF CONTEST 2020 | JUDGES’ TIPS

Check out our video packed with useful tips from our judges including Hanna Alkaf, Tunku Halim, Alexandra Wong, Lydia Teh, Khairul Abdullah, Mahen Bala, and Trisha Toh.
12 Aug 2020

Staff Pick: Her Voice – The Story of Malaysian Women

The Staff Picks for August 2020 is brought to you by Ms Maizatul Kartini Kamaruldin, a Senior Executive in the Administration Department.
6 Jul 2020

STAFF PICK: HANG TUAH – CATATAN OKINAWA

The Staff Picks for July 2020 is brought to you by Mr Faridzuan bin Abd Rahman, a Communications & Publication Exec in the Administration Department.
18 Jun 2020

STAFF PICKS: BOLEHLAND

The Staff Picks for June 2020 is brought to you by Puan Nurshahafiqah Asli, a Building Executive in the Administration Department.
22 May 2020

STAFF PICKS: PERAK & THE MALAYS

The Staff Picks for May 2020 is brought to you by Ms Lina Nabilah binti Anuar, an Assistant Librarian in the Cataloguing Department.
12 May 2020

STAFF PICKS: DEALS, DATUS, AND DAYAKS

The Staff Picks for April 2020 is brought to you by Pn Magdalena Lampas, a Transcriber in the Library Department.
23 Apr 2020

STAFF PICKS: PANGLIMA SALLEH – SELEMPANG MERAH

The Staff Picks of March 2020 is brought to you by Puan Suriyana Mohd Noor, a Librarian in the Resource Development Unit.
19 Feb 2020

STAFF PICK: RISALAH #MALAYSIAMEMBACA

The Staff Picks for February 2020 is brought to you by Mr Adnan, a Librarian in the Collection Development Unit.
31 Jan 2020

STAFF PICK: ULU YAM DI LIVERPOOL

The Staff Picks for January 2020 was brought to you by Mr Roymax Sebastian, a Librarian in the Collections Development Unit.
12 Dec 2019

STAFF PICK: THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY

It was very brave of the author, Hanna Alkaf, to select this particular dark episode in our nation’s history for her debut Young Adult novel. I appreciated that she did not whitewash the event - the horrifying consequences of the 13th May 1969 riots became part of the narrative without smothering the story in too many historical facts - nor attempted to push blame to any particular party.
7 Nov 2019

STAFF PICK: DEVELOPING LEADERS

STAFF PICK NOVEMBER 2019 Name : Puan Siti Murshidah Binti Mat Riffin, Position : Assistant Librarian, Digitisation and OCR UnitBook : Developing Leaders Editor : John AdairPublisher : The Talbot Adair Press Publication Year: 1988 Comment: People, especially managers, are the key resource of a business enterprise. What is strategically desirable cannot be achieved unless the people available have the necessary knowledge, training …

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30 Oct 2019

DISKUSI BUKU – MEMBACA: MOTIVASI & KAEDAH

Edisi Kedua program Diskusi Buku mempersembahkan sebuah buku bertajuk Membaca: Motivasi & Kaedah. Buku ini adalah hasil nukilan Professor Dato’ Seri IR Dr Zaini Ujang, mantan Naib Canselor UTM (2008-2013). Tarikh: 13 November 2019Masa: 2.30 – 5.00 ptgTempat: Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana, Putrajaya Jadual Program 2.30 ptg – Ketibaan peserta dan Pendaftaran3.00 ptg – Ucapan aluan …

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15 Oct 2019

STAFF PICK: THE MIND OF MANAGEMENT

Name: Roymax Sebastian, Collection Development Department.Book: The Mind of Management: Fifty Years with Konosuke MatsushitaAuthor: Masaharu MatsushitaTranslator: Lynne E. RiggsPublisher: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Comment:In Japan, the name Konosuke Matsushita is spoken with a hushed reverence. Even now, twenty-one years after his death, Matsushita-san is praised by some as “the god of management,” and he …

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27 Sep 2019

STAFF PICK: THE MOSQUE: HISTORY, ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL DIVERSITY

Name :Ms Nurul Humaira Kamarulzaman, Executive Events & Publications. Book: The Mosque: History, Architectural Development & Regional Diversity  Editor: Martin Frishman & Hasan-Uddin Khan Publisher: Thames & Hudson; New Ed edition Publication Year: 1994 Comment: A hardcover book with 288 pages and 378 illustrations and photographs, this book presents an architectural overview of the mosque that traces its …

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12 Sep 2019

WORKSHOP ON ORGANISING INFORMATION RESOURCES IN LIBRARIES USING RDA CATALOGUING RULES

The Perdana Leadership Foundation invites you to participate in our upcoming Workshop on Organising Information Resources in Libraries Using RDA Cataloguing Rules. OBJECTIVE To provide training in cataloguing & classification of information packages in libraries & resource centres. To improve knowledge and skills on daily tasks for library staff & cataloguers (new & experienced) To …

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26 Aug 2019

STAFF PICK: MENYURAT PESANAN PERDANA

Name              : Hasniza binti Hashim Book               : Menyurat Pesanan Perdana Author            : Mohd. Tajudin bin Haji Abdul Rahman Publisher        : Gerak Budaya Enterprise Publication Year : 2018 Comment :  Datuk Haji Fadzil Ibrahim, a politician, and his friend who is a government officer, trade opinions and discuss national issues through email. These e-mails form the basis …

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6 Aug 2019

PERDANA DISCOURSE SERIES 21 PRESS STATEMENT

HAS MALAYSIA REACHED ITS FULL ECONOMIC POTENTIAL AND IF NOT, WHAT IS HOLDING THE COUNTRY BACK? (updated 4:37pm / 7.8.2019) After more than 60 years of independence, the consensus is that Malaysia has done remarkably well as a young, multi-ethnic nation that successfully transformed itself from an agriculture-based economy in the 50s to an industrialised …

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31 Jul 2019

STAFF PICK: SMASHING TERRORISM IN THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY: THE VITAL CONTRIBUTION OF THE POLICE

Name : Magdalena LampasBook : Smashing Terrorism in the Malayan Emergency: The Vital Contribution of the PoliceAuthor : Brian Stewart Comment :Smashing Terrorism in the Malayan Emergency: The Vital Contribution of the Police depicts the vivid memories of Malayan Police officers who, as young subalterns, played a major part in defeating the terrorist campaign launched by the Malayan Communist Party (MCP). It …

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3 Jul 2019

DISKUSI BUKU: KOMUNIKASI WARNA – LENSA KEPIMPINAN

Memperkenalkan sebuah siri baru daripada Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana: Diskusi Buku. Program ini adalah salah satu usaha “community outreach” Yayasan dan juga usaha untuk memberi lebih pendedahan kepada komuniti Putrajaya terhadap koleksi-koleksi bahan bacaan dan maklumat yang berada di Pustaka Perdana. Edisi pertama adalah berkenaan sebuah buku kepimpinan yang bertajuk Komunikasi Warna, oleh En Johan Irwan …

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26 Jun 2019

STAFF PICK: A HISTORY OF MALAYSIA

Name: Maizatul Kartini KamaruldinBook: A History of MalaysiaAuthor: Barbara Watson Andaya & Leonard Y. Andaya Comment:A History of Malaysia provides a historical framework that helps explain the roots of the issues dominating Malaysian life today (this is the 3rd edition, published in 2017). The book includes recent research into pre-modern times and covers a range of disciplinary subjects …

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14 May 2019

CHANGE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP 2019

The Perdana Leadership Foundation invites you to participate in our upcoming Change Management Workshop, where you learn by doing, from start to finish. Get ready for a day of exciting learning experience unlike any other. Through interactive learning, games, role-playing and experiential fun activities, this workshop will develop the right mindset and steps to manage change. OBJECTIVES …

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9 May 2019

STAFF PICK: KEMBARA KEPIMPINAN

Name: Lina Nabilah Binti AnuarPosition: Assistant Librarian, Cataloguing & Indexing UnitBook: Kembara KepimpinanAuthor: Roshan Thiran Comments:I have always believed that to become a leader, you need to be born with leadership skills, that it is something that we can’t learn. It all changed however after I read this book. In the book, the author reflected …

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30 Apr 2019

STAFF PICK: THE FORMATION OF THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA

Name: Ms Suriyana Mohd NoorPosition: Librarian, Resource Development UnitBook: Tengku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj: The Formation of the Federation of MalaysiaAuthor: Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, compiled Ho Ah Chon Comment:This book is the story of Tunku’s efforts to federate Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei, and Singapore with Malaya. This book is a compilation of various articles and documents …

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7 Mar 2019

STAFF PICK: MASTER OF LOVE & MERCY

Name: Mohammad Faridzuan bin Abd RahmanPosition: Executive, Communications and PublicationsBook: Master of Love and Mercy: Cheng YenAuthor: Yu-ing Ching Comment:The author, Yu-ing Ching, was tasked to write a book about Master Cheng Yen, the Buddhist Monk who founded the Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation. As the Master is a very busy person, the author decided that the next best …

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28 Feb 2019

26TH INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMME: WRITE-UP

The Perdana Leadership Foundation started its programme calendar this year with the 26th Information Literacy Programme, organised here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya on the 23rd February 2019. The programme was attended by more than 100 students and teachers from Sekolah Dato Abdul Razak, SMS Tuanku Jaafar, SMS Tuanku Munawir, SMS Perempuan Seremban, and …

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28 Feb 2019

STAFF PICK: INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL: THE NEW WEALTH OF ORGANIZATIONS

Name: Mr Adnan Rizal bin HarisPosition: Librarian, Collection Development UnitBook: Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of OrganizationsAuthor: Thomas A. Stewart Comment: This book explains the important of knowledge and information in the Information Age, and the emergence of Internet and social media communication platforms which use information and knowledge to create other new things to …

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28 Feb 2019

26TH INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMME

The Perdana Leadership Foundation started its programme calendar this year with the 26th Information Literacy Programme, organised here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya on the 23rd February 2019. The programme was attended by more than 100 students and teachers from Sekolah Dato Abdul Razak, SMS Tuanku Jaafar, SMS Tuanku Munawir, SMS Perempuan Seremban, and …

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29 Jan 2019

[POSTPONED] PDS 21: MALAYSIA’S NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY: DOES IT NEED A REVAMP?

The Perdana Leadership Foundation invites you to our Perdana Discourse Series 21 entitled “Malaysia’s National Education Policy: Does It Need a Revamp?”, with a keynote address by YB Dr Maszlee Malik, Minister of Education, Malaysia followed by a panel session. Date: 14th February 2019Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pmVenue: Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya Schedule* 2.00pm: Registration & …

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15 Jan 2019

STAFF PICK: PERJUANGAN KAUM PEKERJA LADANG ASAHAN

Name: Nurshahafiqah AsliBook: Perjuangan Kaum Pekerja Ladang AsahanAuthor: Teo Cheng Hai, Wong Tao Lam (Translator) Comment:A really insightful book to read about an often forgotten aspect of Malaysia’s history: the labourers. This book focuses on the plight of rubber estate labourers on the Bukit Asahan rubber estate in the 1960s who struggled for basic rights …

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3 Jan 2019

PLF MERDEKA PHOTO CONTEST PRIZEGIVING CEREMONY 2018

PLF MERDEKA PHOTO CONTEST 2018CONTEST & PRIZEGIVING In 2018, the Perdana Leadership Foundation organised its second Merdeka Photo Contest themed “Saya Sayang Malaysia”, in conjunction with Malaysia’s Merdeka theme which was Sayangi Malaysiaku. The photo contest was held solely on Instagram from the 1st August until 16th September 2018. Throughout its month and a half …

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19 Dec 2018

PLF LEADERSHIP AT WORK (L.A.W) WORKSHOP

The Perdana Leadership Foundation invites you to participate in our upcoming programme Leadership@Work (L.A.W.) A Programme on Developing Effective Leadership, a workshop where you learn by doing, from start to finish. Introduction Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing. But they are necessarily linked, and complementary. The main difference …

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13 Dec 2018

STAFF PICK: THE LEADERSHIP DILEMMA IN MODERN DEMOCRACY

Name        : Siti Murshidah Binti Mat RiffinBook        : The Leadership Dilemma in Modern DemocracyAuthor        : Kenneth Patrick Ruscio Comment    :In one of the first attempts to link the expanding field of leadership studies with classic works, Kenneth Ruscio places the study of political leadership squarely within the field of democratic thought and …

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26 Oct 2018

STAFF PICK: LIBERATING THE MALAY MIND (NOVEMBER)

Name: Lina Nabilah binti AnuarBook: Liberating the Malay MindAuthor: M. Bakri Musa Comment:“Well written book with thought provoking ideas. The author analysed the Malay mindset and gave his own thoughts and opinions on how to improve it. The author also studied Malaysia’s past as well as current-day Malay’s obsession with “Ketuanan Melayu”, which he believes …

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15 Oct 2018

PLM 25 WRITE UP

25TH INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMME13TH OCTOBER 2018WRITE UP Each year, the Perdana Leadership Foundation held 3 editions of the Information Literacy Programme, and this year was no different. The final for this year took place several days ago on the 13th October 2018, here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation. We invited over more than 100 students …

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5 Oct 2018

STAFF PICK: STRUGGLE FOR MALAYSIAN INDEPENDENCE (OCTOBER)

Name: Magdalena Anak LampasBook: The Struggle for Malaysian IndependenceAuthor: Dato’ Sri J.J Raj (Author) Comment: The Struggle for Malaysian Independence” concentrates on the Emergency, as well as other events leading up to the independence of the country. The author, a retired senior policeman who served both before and after independence, traces the country’s history from …

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21 Sep 2018

STAFF PICK: CERITA KAK WAN (SEPTEMBER)

Name: Nurul Humaira KamarulzamanBook: Cerita Kak Wan, Citra Pesona Seorang WanitaAuthor: Zahiruddin ZabidiYear: 2013 Comment:“In this book, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, or better known as Kak Wan, not only shares about her childhood, education, career, and family, but also how she transformed herself from a medical doctor and wife of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy Prime …

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8 Aug 2018

PLM 24 WRITE UP

24th INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMME14TH JULY 2018 A couple of weeks into the 2nd half of the year, the Perdana Leadership Foundation held its 24th Information Programme, here at the Foundation. The programme, which was held on July 14th, was joined by more than 100 students and teachers from 5 different schools; Sekolah Sri Cempaka, Sekolah …

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3 Aug 2018

STAFF PICK: ENHANCING PERSONAL QUALITY (AUGUST)

Name: Maizatul Kartini KamaruldinBook: Enhancing Personal QualityAuthor: Ranjit Singh Malhi & Robert W. Reasoner Comment:” This book is extremely useful for anyone desiring to develop positive personal attributes, improve human relations skills, and attain superior work performance. It contains well-researched and practical work which brings new insights into the field of personal quality. Besides theory, …

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31 Jul 2018

PLF MERDEKA PHOTO CONTEST 2018

PLF MERDEKA PHOTO CONTEST 2018 Perdana Leadership FoundationMerdeka Photo Contest 2018 “Saya Sayang Malaysia” 1st August – 16th September 2018 Perdana Leadership Foundation invites photography enthusiasts to enter our Merdeka Photo Contest 2018. From 1st August to 16th September 2018, shutterbugs of all stripes are invited to enter Perdana Leadership Foundation’s Merdeka Photo Contest with …

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10 Jul 2018

STAFF PICK: KEEP YOUR BRAIN YOUNG (JULY)

Name: Roymax Sebastian Book: Keep Your Brain Young: The Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health and LongevityAuthor: Guy McKhann (Author), Marilyn Albert (Author) Comment:This book uses the latest knowledge on how the brain ages to help us feel younger and healthier. In “Keep Your Brain Young”, two of the world’s most prominent brain doctors …

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28 Jun 2018

STAFF PICK: 30 RAHSIA SUKSES (JUNE)

Name: Noranis binti Mohd Yunus Book: 30 Rahsia SuksesAuthor: Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Comment: ’30 Rahsia Sukses’ is a motivational book written by Malaysia’s first astronaut, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. The book recounts the story and experience of how an orthopaedic surgeon became an astronaut. Appropriate with its title, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar also shared 30 tips …

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28 May 2018

MAJLIS BERBUKA PUASA YKP 2018

MAJLIS BERBUKA PUASA YAYASAN KEPIMPINAN PERDANA22ND MAY 2018 In the first week of Ramadhan, the Perdana Leadership Foundation organised the annual Majlis Berbuka Puasa with the Foundation’s Honorary President, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah. This year, however, was the first ever Majlis Buka Puasa with Tun Dr Mahathir as the …

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7 May 2018

STAFF PICK: MY NAME IS HASMAH (MAY)

Name : Rabiatul Adilah binti Saad @ Omar Book: My Name is HasmahAuthor: Salt Media Group Comment :‘My Name is Hasmah’ is a book that tells a story of a woman who managed to juggle career, marriage, motherhood and political life. This book features many images of Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Hj …

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7 May 2018

THE MAP 2.0 WRITE UP

THE MAP 2.0STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING & TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP26TH APRIL 2018 ‘twas the day of the Great War. The four kingdoms of the Middle Age; knights, elves, wizards, and assassins, fought fiercely against each other to pursue victory. For with victory, the triumphant kingdom will gain rule over the other kingdoms, as well as the …

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4 Apr 2018

STAFF PICK: THE MALAYS (APRIL)

Name: Pn Hasniza binti Hashim Book Title: The MalaysAuthor: Anthony Milner Comment: “This book is about the people and cultures among the Malays in Southeast Asia, for those who want to know more about the culture, heritage, languages, and life of being Malay. The author has included in this book the lineage of the royal …

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29 Mar 2018

ORAL HISTORY WITH YABHG TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD PART 2 SESSION 1

The last time we had our Oral History session with Tun was more than 10 years ago, in 2006 and 2007. A lot of things have happened in the ten years hence, and we thought it was due for Perdana Leadership Foundation to capture once more the thoughts and ideas of our longest-serving Prime Minister, …

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20 Mar 2018

THE MAP 2.0 | STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING & TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP

Perdana Leadership Foundation presents a workshop where you learn by doing, from start to finish. A fun, engaging, hands-on training, this workshop will challenge you to level up your strategic thinking and decision-making ability via the role-playing, competitive game THE | MAP. We cordially invite you to participate in our upcoming Strategic Decision Making & …

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12 Mar 2018

STAFF PICK: MALAYSIA – A PICTORIAL HISTORY (MARCH)

Name: Adnan Rizal bin Hj Haris@Harib Book: Malaysia – A Pictorial History 1400 – 2004Author: Wendy Khadijah Moore Comment: “This book is full of historical photos of Malaya to Malaysia from 1400-2004. These beautiful and meaningful photos should be viewed by younger generations on how older generations lived and strived for independence for our country. The book …

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15 Feb 2018

TUN ABDUL RAZAK’S CHINESE NEW YEAR SPEECH

MESSAGE BY THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ON CHINESE NEW YEAR OVER RADIO TELEVISION MALAYSIA ON 31ST JANUARY, 1965 The Year of the Dragon was a historic and mementous year for us in Malaysia: It was the year of the birth of Malaysia. However, our young nation at the moment of its birth had to face a National …

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15 Feb 2018

BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA VISITS THE FOUNDATION

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CENTRE, BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA VISIT TO PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION 14TH FEBRUARY 2018 Yesterday, the Perdana Leadership Foundation was visited by 3 officers from the Knowledge Management Centre of Bank Negara Malaysia. Also joining the visit was an officer from Islamic Banking and Financial Institute Malaysia (IBFIM). The visit was conducted by our senior librarian, Mr …

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12 Feb 2018

MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

At the time I write this, Malaysians are still on tenterhooks as to when the next elections will be held – will it be in March, or April, or after Hari Raya? Your guess is as good as mine! But the positive thing about upcoming elections is the interest it stirs in national policies, particularly …

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12 Feb 2018

ISLAMIC BANKING: THE ORIGINAL IDEA

ISLAMIC BANKING: THE ORIGINAL IDEABy: Dr Abdul Ghafar Ismail, Recipient of the AmBank Group Resident Fellowship at Perdana Leadership Foundation As the financial services provided by Islamic banks are free from interest, the financial contracts created between clients and Islamic banks should also be free from interest. Specifically, the financial contracts should be designed in accordance with shari‘ah principles. …

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12 Feb 2018

STAFF PICK: ROBERT KENNEDY – HIS LIFE (FEBRUARY)

Robert Kennedy – His Lifeby: Evan Thomas “The author presents Robert Kennedy as an extraordinarily complex man with contradictory traits: he was capable of kindness and cruelty, and was alternately devious and honest. Robert Kennedy could have been elected the President of the United States, if not for the fatal assassination that took his life, …

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12 Feb 2018

UNITED AT THE FOUNDATION: 23RD INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMME

23RD INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMME10TH FEBRUARY 2018 The first programme of the year 2018 for Perdana Leadership Foundation came in the form of the 23rd Information Literacy Programme, organized here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation on 10th February. The programme was joined by more than 100 students and teachers from 8 different schools. After having their …

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17 Jan 2018

STAFF PICK: TUNKU STILL THE GREATEST MALAYSIAN (JANUARY)

Tunku Still the Greatest Malaysianby: Arkib Negara Malaysia (ANM) “This book contains a lot of personal recollections, and anecdotes with and of our country’s Father of Independence, from the point of view of the wonderful individuals he met during his lifetime. Family, friends, colleagues, and the rakyat of Malaysia shared their truly heartwarming stories and …

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13 Nov 2017

PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION HOSTS 120 TUANKU JAAFAR STUDENTS

PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION HOSTS 120 TUANKU JAAFAR STUDENTS11TH NOVEMBER 2017 The Perdana Leadership Foundation ended the week of 6th November with the 22nd Information Literacy Programme, attended by more than 120 students and teachers from Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Jaafar, Negeri Sembilan. The programme was held at the Perdana Leadership Foundation on the 11th November …

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10 Nov 2017

A DIALOGUE WITH TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD: THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP IN OUR DIGITAL FUTURE

PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION & KL SOCIETY A DIALOGUE WITH TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD“THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP IN OUR DIGITAL FUTURE” 9TH NOVEMBER 2017  When Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad introduced the Multimedia Super Corridor in 1995, the Internet was still in its infancy, AOL (America Online) was still a “thing”, and people paid for internet browsers …

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19 Oct 2017

MEET & GREET SESSION WITH TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD

MEET & GREET SESSION WITH YABHG TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD& THE WINNERS OF THE PLF MERDEKA PHOTO CONTEST 201717TH OCTOBER 2017 After a month long wait, the day has come for the Meet & Greet Session with YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the winners of the PLF Merdeka Photo Contest 2017. The Meet & …

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11 Oct 2017

THE TUNKU SPILLS THE BEANS ON SINGAPORE’S SPLIT FROM MALAYSIA

Author: Abdullah Ahmad, Esquire Malaysia In a kinder, gentler era before antisocial media and reality TV, the definite article was reserved for persons of stature. Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Tunku, founder of Malaysia, was one such person. He once told King Faisal of Saudi Arabia that he “loved dancing, drinking and gambling,” to which the …

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18 Sep 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF PLF MERDEKA PHOTO CONTEST 2017

PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATIONMERDEKA PHOTO CONTEST 201721st AUGUST – 13th SEPTEMBER 2017 In conjunction with our country’s 60th Independence Day and Malaysia Day, the Perdana Leadership Foundation launched the Perdana Leadership Foundation Merdeka Photo Contest 2017. The contest period is 21st August until 13th September 2017, carrying the theme “Uniquely Malaysian.” The contest is open to …

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25 Aug 2017

STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING & TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP WITH THE | MAP

STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING & TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP WITH THE|MAP:A CORPORATE CHALLENGE GAME 23RD AUGUST 2017 Impressed with its huge potential, a game-based workshop was held here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation entitled “Strategic Decision Making & Team Building Workshop With THE|MAP: A Corporate Challenge Game.” On the morning of 23rd August 2017, participants arrived from …

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18 Aug 2017

PLF MERDEKA PHOTO CONTEST 2017

In conjunction with our country’s 60th Independence Day and Malaysia Day, the Perdana Leadership Foundation is proud to launch the Perdana Leadership Foundation Merdeka Photo Contest 2017. The contest period is 21st August until 13th September 2017, carrying the theme “Uniquely Malaysian.”  The contest is open to all Malaysian Perdana Library members. Click here to register. Follow these instructions to enter …

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16 Aug 2017

CELEBRATING MERDEKA WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

Celebrating Merdeka With An Eye On The Futureby Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam* As published in New Straits Times (NST). I BELONG to the Merdeka generation in the sense that we closely watched Tunku Abdul Rahman lead us to independence from the British. We helped our political leaders to develop our country in both the government …

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24 Jul 2017

21ST INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMME

21ST INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMME22ND JULY 2017 The morning of 22nd July 2017 was a very cheerful morning as the Perdana Leadership Foundation welcomed students and teachers from four different schools for the 21st Information Literacy Programme. The 85 plus students and teachers were from Sekolah Menengah Sains Banting, Selangor; Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Munawir, Seremban; …

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2 Jun 2017

MAJLIS BERBUKA PUASA YAYASAN KEPIMPINAN PERDANA 2017

This week is the first week of Ramadhan and with that, comes our annual event; Majlis Berbuka Puasa Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana. The ceremony is a celebration for the month of Ramadhan. This year’s ceremony was held on the 31st May 2017 here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, with more than 200 guests attended. Guests arrived …

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12 May 2017

YET ANOTHER SUDAN VISIT TO PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

On the morning of 9th May 2017, the Perdana Leadership Foundation received a walk-in visit by a group of Sudanese visitors. The visiting group consists of 5 Sudanese citizen, and 2 Malaysians who are actually local guides. The visit was led by PLF’s own Mr Adnan and Mr Faridzuan as the photographer. Being a small …

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11 May 2017

IIUM STUDENTS VISIT PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

Last Monday, the Perdana Leadership Foundation was visited by a group of 15 local and international students who studied at International Islamic University of Malaysia. As usual, Mr Adnan led the visit and Mr Faridzuan as the photographer. Mr Adnan greeted the students and ushered them to the Foundation’s Multi Purpose Hall where a PowerPoint …

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8 May 2017

20TH INFO LITERACY PROGRAMME: OF FUN TIMES AND KNOWLEDGE SEEKING

Perdana Leadership Foundation (PLF) organised the 20th Information Literacy Programme at PLF’s building in Putrajaya on 6th of May, 2017. PLF members welcomed a total of seventy-six students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Tasik Kesuma, aged ten to twelve, accompanied by five teachers. This one-day programme started off with a briefing about PLF’s set-up by the …

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4 May 2017

SUDANESE VISITORS TO PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

Yesterday, we had another group of visitors from Sudan. A small group of 12 well-dressed men came to the Perdana Leadership Foundation for quite an ad-hoc tour of the Foundation. Mrs Hasniza Hashim led the visit, and Mr Faridzuan as the photographer. After arriving to the Foundation, the visitors were greeted by both Mrs Hasniza …

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28 Apr 2017

SUDAN VISIT TO PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

Yesterday, the Perdana Leadership Foundation was greeted with a surprise as visitors from Sudan came here for a walk-in visit. Luckily, visits and giving tours are one of our specialties and we managed to entertain our foreign visitors. Mr Adnan led the tour of Perdana Leadership Foundation and Mr Faridzuan as the photographer. Upon arriving …

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21 Apr 2017

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) WORKSHOP

The Perdana Leadership Foundation organised a two-day workshop on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for Service Excellence: The Way Forward for Best Practices in Libraries & Resource Centres. The workshop was held on 19-20 April 2017, here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya. The workshop aims to improve the quality of customer engagement, instilling a sense …

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19 Apr 2017

PLF WORLD BOOK DAY PHOTO CONTEST 2017

Click here to download the contest’s instruction in high resolution.
13 Apr 2017

ACYPL VISITS TO PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

12th April 2017; Mr Matt Dollar, a Georgia House of Representatives member and an alumni of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), and Mr Khairil Zhafri, visited us here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation. The General Manager, Puan Zarina Abu Bakar welcomed ACYPL and gave a brief introduction to the Foundation as well …

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29 Mar 2017

WORKSHOP ON CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Calling for Librarians, Information Professionals, Knowledge Management Specialists, Executives & Managers of Corporate Research Centres, Lecturers and Students! Perdana Leadership Foundation is conducting a two-day Workshop on Customer Relationship Management (CRM ) for Service Excellence on 19 to 20 April 2017 at Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya.  Programme: “Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for Service Excellence …

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8 Mar 2017

A CONVERSATION WITH TAN SRI RAFIDAH AZIZ

Perdana Leadership Foundation had the chance to converse with Malaysia’s longest-serving Minister of International Trade and Industry, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, as part of our Oral History programme. Once dubbed “Rapid Fire Rafidah” for her quick verbal responses, Tan Sri was incredibly patient with us as we got her to recall the past. The conversation …

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8 Mar 2017

WIVES OF PAST PRIME MINISTERS

Tun Sharifah Rodziah binti Syed Alwi Barakbah Born in 1920, Tun Sharifah Rodziah Binti Syed Alwi Barakbah was the daughter of Syed Alwi Barakbah of Alor Star. Tun Sharifah was also the younger sister of Syed Omar Barakbah, who turned out to be Tunku Abdul Rahman’s college mate when he was studying in London. Tun …

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28 Feb 2017

A CONVERSATION WITH TAN SRI DATO’ UTAMA NOR MOHAMED YAKCOP

In March 2015, as part of our Oral History initiative, the Perdana Leadership Foundation had a conversation with Tan Sri Dato’ Utama Nor Mohamed Yakcop, the former Minister of Finance II for Malaysia and Special Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister who is now the Deputy Chairman of Khazanah Nasional and Chairman of Khazanah Research …

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8 Feb 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN

Today would be the 114th birthday of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. Better known as the Father of Independence, Tunku was born on this date, 114 years ago in Alor Setar, the seventh prince of the Sultan of Kedah. He qualified as a lawyer, served in the Malayan Civil Service, …

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25 Jan 2017

SERVICE & GOVERNANCE QUALITY OF MALAYSIAN LOCAL AUTHORITIES

A PLF Publication: Service and Governance Quality of Malaysian Local Authorities What is the relationship between service quality and trust at local government level? If your local council delivers high quality service to you, would it increase your trust in the local authorities? Well, the Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow Resident Fellow …

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14 Jan 2017

IN MEMORY OF TUN ABDUL RAZAK HUSSEIN

41 years ago today, Malaysia lost one of its most prominent leaders. Tun Abdul Razak Hussein drew his last breath after several years of battling leukemia. He kept his illness a secret, one that only a handful of people knew about. His strong devotion to the country helped him to continue working with undiminished sacrifice …

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6 Dec 2016

IN MEMORY OF TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA AL-HAJ

Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, passed away on the 6th of December, 26 years ago. He was known as one of the key negotiators of our Independence and a leader who once said he was the “happiest Prime Minister in the world”. Sadly, this changed after the May 1969 riots. Check …

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2 Sep 2016

FUN AND LEARNING WITH UNDER-PRIVILEGED KIDS IN KAJANG

On 28th August 2016, the Perdana Leadership Foundation organized a Corporate Social Responsibility program at Pusat Jagaan Kanak-kanak Yatim/Miskin Rukaiyah, a privately-run, registered orphanage at Sg Merab, Kajang. The event was a combination of Perdana Leadership Foundation’s corporate social responsibility program and Perdana Library’s 19th Info Literacy Programme. Around 20 children and teenagers, from the …

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1 Sep 2016

PERDANA DISCOURSE SERIES 20 – THE FEDERAL & THE STATES: FEDERAL-STATE RELATIONS IN MALAYSIA

TUN DR. MAHATHIR SHEDS LIGHT ON THE HISTORY AND CURRENT STATE OF FEDERAL-STATE RELATIONS IN MALAYSIA AT THE PERDANA DISCOURSE SERIES On 24th of August 2016, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad delivered a keynote address on Federal-State relations at the 20th Perdana Discourse Series themed “The Federal & the States: Federal-State Relations in Malaysia”, organized by …

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26 Aug 2016

PROMOTE IDEA OF BEING M’SIAN RATHER THAN PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT STATES: DR MAHATHIR

PUTRAJAYA: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the trend towards stressing “state citizenship” could break up the unity of Malaysians. He stressed that all states should promote the idea of being Malaysian, rather than the idea of being people of different states, saying that only by unity could Malaysia prosper. “The Federal Constitution …

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15 Aug 2016

2016 VISITS: MMU LIBRARY & MTCP COURSE-DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING E-LIBRARY PARTICIPANTS

 On 15th August 2016, Perdana Leadership Foundation welcomed 24 representatives from MMU Library & MTCP Course-Development & Managing E-Library. There were also participants from various countries in the group like Butan and Sri Lanka. At first, the representatives were briefed on Perdana Leadership’s objectives and mission in Multi Purpose Hall (MPH) by Ms. Sri. Then, …

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10 Aug 2016

2016 VISITS: KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA DELEGATES

On 10th August 2016, Perdana Leadership Foundation welcomed 13 delegates from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The delegates were headed by Mr. Mansour AL Mushaiti, Deputy Minister for Planning & Development at the Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture and Puan Salawati from SSTC Vision Sdn Bhd. They arrived at 3.00pm and were briefed on Perdana …

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2 Aug 2016

2016 VISITS: SUDAN REPRESENTATIVES

On 2nd August 2016, Perdana Leadership Foundation welcomed 18 representatives from Sudan who had a training course in International Islamic University, Gombak. They were accompanied by an officer from Jawdah Group who also played a role as a translator for the group. At first, the visitors were briefed on Perdana Leadership’s objectives and mission. Then, …

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26 Jun 2016

PLF: PRESS STATEMENT

PLF: PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 JUNE 2016 PRESS STATEMENT We refer to the recent news reports which state the Government will be “asked to cease all forms of financial contributions to the (Perdana Leadership) Foundation including all allocation for its maintenance and also its employees provided for the running of the Foundation.” The …

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5 May 2016

2016 VISITS: SMK BANDAR TASIK KESUMA

On 5th May 2016, a group of 130 students from SMK Bandar Tasik Kesuma, Beranang, Selangor, accompanied by five teachers, made their way to Perdana Leadership Foundation. The visitors were briefed on Perdana Leadership’s objectives and mission and toured the Library, posing questions on the Foundation’s resources to Perdana Leadership Foundation staff, Mr. Adnan, Ms …

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25 Apr 2016

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!

Books have been taking us to series of never-ending knowledge. Open a book and you’ll drown in it – thrown into different settings and time zone makes you exhilarated and excited to explore the new world while absorbing the knowledge you found throughout the journey. The words, chapters, and pages found in a book leads …

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21 Apr 2016

2016 VISITS: THE NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY OF CHINA

On 21st April 2016, Perdana Leadership Foundation (PLF) welcomed four representatives of The National Science and Technology Library of China. The visitors were briefed on Perdana Leadership’s objectives and mission and toured the Perdana Library, posing questions to Perdana Leadership Foundation staff, Adnan and Sri, on the Foundation’s resources.Group visits to the Perdana Leadership Foundation …

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31 Mar 2016

2016 VISITS: 31ST MARCH 2016

On 31st March, 2016, Perdana Leadership Foundation (PLF) welcomed 42 SMK Idris Shah students from Gopeng, Perak. The 13 to 17 year olds and their three school teachers arrived at Perdana Leadership Foundation via Putrajaya Cruise. Together with them were also Korean and Iranian tourists, giving the visit an international flavour. The visitors were briefed on Perdana Leadership Foundation’s …

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18 Feb 2015

ARE YOU A GOOD LEADER IN TIMES OF CRISIS?

Creativity, intelligence, dependability, and calmness are qualities associated with the Goat. They are also good leadership qualities as each trait contributes to a leader’s problem-solving capacity, particularly during turbulent times. This Harvard Business Review article (“How A Good Leader Reacts To A Crisis”) is an excellent primer on crisis leadership, while Tun Dr. Mahathir’s closing …

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12 Feb 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LATE TUN HUSSEIN ONN

Al-Fatihah and Happy Birthday to our third Prime Minister, Tun Hussein Onn, who was born on the 12th of February, 1922, to Dato’ Onn Ja’afar and Datin Halimah Hussein. Tun Hussein came from a politically active family: his father Dato’ Onn Ja’afar was the founder and first President of UMNO while his grandfather, Dato’ Ja’afar, was …

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8 Feb 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LATE TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA AL-HAJ

Happy Birthday to the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, who was born 8th February, one hundred and twelve years ago. Tunku was born to the Kedah Royal Family of Sultan Abdul Hamid and Che Menjalara, the fourth of eight children. He was instrumental in negotiating for Malaya’s Independence from the British …

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29 Jan 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Perdana Leadership Foundation would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. 2014 has been a year of tests for Malaysia and we hope that 2015 will prove to be a happier and more uplifting year.  For Perdana Leadership Foundation, the work continues in 2015 to archive materials related to the Prime Ministers of Malaysia, and …

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5 Nov 2014

TUN DR SITI HASMAH’S ARTICLE ON TUN SUHAILAH HUSSEIN

Suhailah dedicated herself to Bakti By Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali – 5 November 2014 @ 8:14 AM From NST Online : Link : http://www.nst.com.my/node/49708 IT was in January 1976 that Datin Suhailah Hussein (nee Mohammad Noah) and some of her close friends, who came to her residence at No. 3, Jalan Tunku, in Kuala …

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7 Oct 2014

A CHAT WITH INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN TAN SRI DR. JEMILAH MAHMOOD

PERDANA FOCUS A CHAT WITH INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN: TAN SRI DR. JEMILAH MAHMOOD By Zarina Abu Bakar It’s always intimidating to be in the presence of an internationally- accomplished and outstanding human being whose list of achievements would fill several chapters of a book, and then some. But Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, , founder of …

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3 Sep 2014

A LOOK AT THE DIGITIZATION OF HISTORIC SPEECHES FROM THE 1960S AND 1970S AT UCLA

A Look at the Digitization of Historic Speeches From the 1960s and 1970s at UCLA, Listen Onlineby Gary Price, The Los Angeles Times, 1st September 2014 Derek Bolin salvaged history in the living room of his Los Angeles apartment, digitizing dozens of reels of audio recordings of important — and rarely heard — speeches given at UCLA during …

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4 Aug 2014

A SIMPLE WAY TO SEARCH OUR ARCHIVES

Did you know that we have more than eleven million pages of texts digitised and that more than half are accessible via our website? Searching through our documents is easy and can be done anywhere you are in the world. Follow the steps below to try out our search engine: 1. Visit www.perdana.org.my 2. Enter a …

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28 Jul 2014

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI 1435H

Perdana Leadership Foundation wishes all our Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1435H & Eid Mubarak. May there be better times ahead for the Ummah and the world. Have a safe journey to your destination and have a blissful celebration of Syawal.
10 Jul 2014

BUKA PUASA WITH THE HONORARY PRESIDENT

Perdana Leadership Foundation organised a small Buka Puasa with the Honorary President, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali, on 10th July 2014. It was also Tun’s 89th birthday and a double-celebration was organised for Tun and Tun Dr Siti! Trustees, staff, friends and former staff of Tun …

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19 Jun 2014

“CIVIL SERVICE IS A CALLING”: TAN SRI SIDEK HASSAN

An Oral History Interview with Tan Sri Sidek Hassan Child #10 of 11 children and born in a remote village of Pahang, Tan Sri Sidek Hassan is evidence that hard work and determination can yield success in Malaysia. Perdana Leadership Foundation and the Institute Pemikiran Dr Mahathir of UUM recently had the opportunity to interview …

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16 Jun 2014

ARE WOMEN LESS CONFIDENT THAN MEN?

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. The Confidence Gap by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman The Atlantic, 14 April 2014 For years, we women have kept our heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would be …

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1 Apr 2014

THE TIRELESS TUN M

People just can’t seem to get enough of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. There have been two prime ministers in office since he retired from the country’s top post over a decade ago. Yet his daily schedule can rival that of any world leader. Take the day Dr Mahathir launched yet another book on his 22-year …

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