What can you say when you hear of classic, well-known works of literature like Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children being banned in this “beautiful, wonderful, truly Asia, [insert a Tourism Malaysia tagline here], etc” country of ours, eh?
You say, “Bullcrap!”
Then you say, “Who’s in charge here?”
Then, after a quick break, you say, “Does the PM know about this?”
Finally, just before you stop thinking for the rest of the day, say, “Do I have any say in how this country is being run?”
Then say no more. Go out there and get some books. Before somebody decides you can’t read them too.
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