Sovereignty is a notion which has come to dominate our understanding of national and international affairs. Its history parallels the evolution of the modem state. However, today, when nations are very much dependent on each other, the idea of national sovereignty has acquired a different meaning. In recent years, questions have been raised as to the continuing significance of the state, the concept of which appears to be challenged and threatened by the impact of globalisation, technological changes, societal restructuring, neo-colonialism and ecological crises, among others. Questions raised include the relevance of national sovereignty in modern society, and its expression in terms of present-day politics. This publication contains the proceedings of the seventh Perdana Discourse Series organised in 2008 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. At the Discourse, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, His Excellency Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, dissects the meaning of national sovereignty in relation to Malaysia and how it weighs on policy decisions. He combines history and geo-politics with current issues to impart a leaders view of national sovereignty. His keynote address is commented on by Law Professor, Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi, former Cabinet Minister Tan Sri Sanusi Junid, and student representative Ms Nurul Ikhlas. This publication is essential reading to students and researchers of Malaysian history, leadership, and politics.
Johan had come to that stage in life when the children moved out and he found the existence unbearable structured and dreary in his meager emotionally inhibited life in marriage. One day a letter arrived from the labour office about a job as a data administrator on a dating site that he was invited to search, but to top it all even practicing how dating worked concretely, otherwise he risked losing the UIF. Thus he had contact with many young striking ladies in East Asia, mainly in the Philippines and decided with irrefutable determination to divorce her and leave the celibacy Sweden for a long-standing, partly risqué, but otherwise very exciting stay in the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia. The book's action is based on a true story. Goeran B. Johansson, born 1945 in a working class family in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a multifaceted person. He has over the years acquired knowledge and skills in many different areas, from the earthy farm to the virtual computer world. He served in the United Nations forces in Cyprus in the 1960s. Geopolitics, History of Ideas and Global History belongs to his main interests. Having music as a companion through life, playing on various instruments like violin, classic guitar, piano and accordions, has deepened his creativity and refined his imagination, qualities which come in handy when Goeran writes. Johans Risqué Escapades in Southeast Asia is Goeran B. Johanssons first book that he received inspiration while in Southeast Asia.