Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Contraband Reads

Ahah! The ever wise Thor Kah Hoong has the answer as to how to create a Malaysian reading public. In the Star today he writes:
The smuggling of books – therein lies an idea that will give a boost to the Government’s efforts to encourage reading. Instead of banning publications that are injurious to our moral and spiritual well-being, the Government should consider banning books it thinks we should read. Then Malaysians will be hounding booksellers like me for a contraband read, instead of, as in recent days, displaying prurient voyeurism, surfing the ’Net to look at a Chinese squat.
Damn. Now why didn't I think of that!

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