Our Economist At The UN

By Ooi Kee Beng

September 2011 PENANG PROFILE
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August is the only time of year when Penang’s son, Jomo KS, can get away from his office at the United Nations in New York. While passing through South-East Asia, he gave talks in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. I managed to squeeze a couple of hours out of his busy schedule, and had a good chat with him at the Mandarin Orchard.I first met Jomo KS in late 2004. This was also in Singapore, just after I had relocated...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com