Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir is the keynote speaker at the fifth George Town Literary Festival (GTLF), which takes place on November 27-29 . On a daily basis, Malaysians look out in the news for her most recent comments on issues that interest and bother the country. Often, she says things others would not; or if they did, the impact is often not as strong as when this liberal social activist shares her thoughts.
Being the eldest child of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad helped attract publicity, of course, but Marina’s reputation comes largely from her constant championing of important social issues.
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