Between Nobel and Confucius

Razak, Dzulkifli Abd (2011) Between Nobel and Confucius. New Sunday Times.

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THE recent Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony came and went without much of the usual fanfare. The publicity it garnered was rather mellow, ranging from reports of boycotts, threats and accusation of bias to disrespect. Last year, United States President Barack Obama hogged the limelight when he won the Nobel Peace Prize although his selection too was not without controversy. Then, many wondered if it was much too early to accord him the prestigious award based seemingly on a criterion of "hope". If that is so, isn't there any other leader of a sovereign nation who would qualify on the same measure? What about the leaders of China, past or present, who have exhibited a larger degree of "hope", given how China has grown to be recognised as an important player by the international community?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Pn Sukmawati Muhamad
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 04:20
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 08:22

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