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    Nazir Razak: ‘What’s in a Name’ book launch

    Nazir Razak, son of Malaysia’s ‘founding father’ Tun Abdul Razak and the man who built one of Southeast Asia’s most successful banks, will reflect on his life at the centre of Malaysian business and politics during the launch of his new memoir at Asia House.

    Nazir will be in conversation with Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence on 15 March to discuss his new book, ‘What’s in a Name: family, career and the heart of Malaysia’.

    In this revealing memoir, Nazir recounts what it was like growing up in Malaysia’s most prominent political family, honouring the legacy of his late father, Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s second prime minister, while also being the brother of Najib Razak, whose term as prime minister ended with the ignominious 1MDB scandal – the fallout of which continues today.

    The book tells a compelling story of business, politics and power in modern Malaysia – and the scandal that engulfed his family.

    Nazir Razak built a tiny Malaysian bank into CIMB Group, one of the region’s largest banks. In a career spanning three decades, he has been at the centre of Malaysian affairs, and had a ringside seat for all the biggest deals, power struggles, and the victories and defeats involving some of the most colourful characters of recent times.

    The discussion, held at Asia House, will be followed by a drinks reception.

    To register interest, please contact Programme Manager Olivia Rondonuwu: olivia.rondonuwu@asiahouse.co.uk

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      15 March 2022
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    • Asia House
      New Cavendish Street