My book, ‘The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia: Palm Oil and Patronage’ was formally launched on 23 March 2016 at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya. It was launched together with another Routledge Malaysian Studies Series book, ‘Cosmopolitan Asia: Littoral Epistemologies of the Global South’, co-edited by Professor Sharmani Patricia Gabriel. We were very lucky to have Professor Wang Gungwu, the renowned International Relations scholar and historian, present to formally launch our books. Other speakers included Associate Professor Shanthi Tambiah, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Terence Gomez, editor of the Routledge Malaysian Studies Series, Professor Emeritus Abdul Rahman Embong from UKM, and Dr Rory Padfield from UTM. The event was a great success, with Professor Wang a definite crowd-puller. I would like to humbly extend my deepest gratitude for all those involved in making this event a success. Thank you!
Please click here to read coverage of the event by The Star (published 3 April 2016).