AFTER 20 years of writing, reflecting on and observing politics in Malaysia, I now know that the politics of parties, the acts of civil institutions and the values of university academics can never change Malaysia. Why? I think most don’t want to. There is no will because there is no sense that anything is wrong. This is sad but it is the truest conclusion I can give to Malaysians.
This year, amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic, I thought hard about what other ways there could be to bring about change and I came up with some ideas I wrote about in the media and published in books.