SINGAPORE: Book on UN Secretary General Reviewed

On 5 January The Straits Times of Singapore published as its lead opinion essay a review of ‘Conversations with Ban Ki-moon,” the new book on the United Nations Secretary General that is featured as part of the ‘Giants of Asia’ series. The reviewer Asas Latif, a visiting research fellow at the highly regarded Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, found to the series of intimate conversations with the former South Korean foreign minister to be “excellent” and praised the author Tom Plate, founder of The New ASIA MEDIA, for his “patience” in slowing unraveling the views and feelings of the UN top official. So far the book has appeared on some bestseller lists in Asia and is due for a Second Edition some time later this year. It is published by Marshal Cavendish International (Asia) and is the fourth in the series on important figures from Asia, including Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand, Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia and Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, which book ‘Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew’ is about to be re-issued as a Second Edition (4th printing).

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