Gerakbudaya – A book-based cultural movement

By Carolyn Hong

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Chong Ton Sin’s life is all about books, and of the very serious type.“That’s my boss,” Chong Ton Sin said when he caught me glancing at the Che Guevara poster on the wall of his office. Actually, there were two posters: one red, one yellow.Che Guevara isn’t his boss, of course. Chong, 67, is the boss of his own empire – the Gerakbudaya book publisher and distributor. But perhaps, the Argentine revolutionary inspired this intrepid man who has lived an...

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Carolyn Hong

lives in Ba Kelalan sometimes, in KL sometimes. A former journalist who once chased the big stories for a regional newspaper, she now hunts for the small stories in Malaysia’s smallest places.