Small acts of courage to make the world a better place

By Ooi Kee Beng

December 2015 REVIEW
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Brave New World: Greatest Hits, by Azmi Sharom, Petaling Jaya: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2015.If he was not a household name before September 2, 2014, he should have become that after he, on that day, became the first academician in Malaysian history to be charged under the Sedition Act of 1948.Of course, Azmi Sharom, the daring, popular ponytailed law professor from Universiti Malaya, was not about to take in silence that affront by the authorities. He immediately got...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: