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This is a collection of essays by Eurasian lawyer/journalist Karim Raslan on his native Malaysia. He wrote a weekly column Ceritalah and this is a short collection of his writings during the mid 1990s, leading up to the 1995 election -- at which point in time Anwar Ibrahim was still a rising star, the finance minister in addition to deputy PM and expected to succeed Mahathir. As with newspaper columns the quality is spotty, several are good but many are mediocre. The recurring themes are Malaysi ...more