My guest today is Murray Hunter. Murray has been involved in the Asia-Pacific business scene for the last 40 years as an entrepreneur, consultant, academic, and researcher. Murray was named one of Asian Correspondent’s thirty-five selected bloggers in the region’s blogosphere based on quality of reporting, relevance and popularity, and is also the author of multiple books.
In this conversation, we discuss his new book with Lim Teck Ghee, Dark Forces Changing Malaysia. So we go deep into the dark forces changing Malaysian society today, and what the future may look like for Malaysia.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Murray Hunter.
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep35
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Background
[00:04:13] - Why write a book on Malaysia’s Dark Forces?
[00:17:18] - Who are the Malay Elite?
[00:22:16] - Corruption in Malaysia
[00:24:00] - Malaysia's race-based political system
[00:26:35] - Malaysia's brain drain and demographic change
[00:30:13] - Bright spots for Malaysia
[00:31:55] - The political scene in Malaysia
[00:38:42] - Blowback to Murray’s work?
[00:41:11] - Most undervalued life experience?
[00:42:47] - Influential books or people
[00:46:22] - Future Plans and wrapping up
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Dark Forces Changing Malaysia Paperback by Lim Teck Ghee and Murray Hunter: https://amzn.to/3RrP63D
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