Being Malaysia


“An impressive, insightful effort. In it, Steven writes about his reflections over the years as an MP on the issues of ideology, religion, race relations, identity politics, the economy and good governance. He shares his thoughts freely, even encouraging us to imagine the possibilities democracy will offer us if we only go out and demand it from our political representatives and our government.
Social changes require sacrifice, but more than that, social change requires us to first imagine the changes we desire before we go forth courageously to make it happen. As Steven says, ‘Imagine that democracy exists, good governance exists, human rights exists, justice exists. Or at least, pretend that they exist. Go all the way on these values.’” 

  • Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.