Dr Maung Maung: Gentleman, Scholar, Patriot (dr Maung Maung And Biography; A. Mr Speaker Sir!; B. Brigadier Kyaw Zaw: Battles And Books; C. Bo Khin Maung Gale: "democracy And The Rule Of Law"; D. Thakin Chit Maung; E. General Ne Win; F. Mr Justice Chan Ht
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Dr Maung Maung: Gentleman, Scholar, Patriot (dr Maung Maung And Biography; A. Mr Speaker Sir!; B. Brigadier Kyaw Zaw: Battles And Books; C. Bo Khin Maung Gale: "democracy And The Rule Of Law"; D. Thakin Chit Maung; E. General Ne Win; F. Mr Justice Chan Ht

by Robert H. Taylor

Dr Maung Maung (1925-94) was a man of many parts: scholar, soldier, nationalist, internationalist, parliamentarian, and public servant. His life spanned seven decades of political, economic and social turbulence in the country he loved and served, Myanmar. A pioneer amongst post-colonial journalists in Southeast Asia, he was equally at home in the libraries and seminars of universities in the United States, Europe and Australia during the Cold War. As a jurist, Dr Maung Maung knew the law must remain relevant to changing societal requirements. As an author, he wrote weighty scholarly tomes and light-hearted accounts spiced with his wry observations on human foibles. He was a keen observer of human strengths and weaknesses. A loyal friend, he never maligned his critics or denied their merits. As a man of affairs, he was capable of understanding the weaknesses of the institutions that he served and that ultimately failed to live up to their ideals. This book collects together a number of his now obscure but important historical and journalistic essays with a full bibliography of his works.
          
          

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  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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Robert H. Taylor

Robert H. Taylor is Visiting Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.