The Nut Graph has continued exploring our shared migrant roots as Malaysians through the Found in Malaysia series of interviews on the website. Now, we’ve compiled another 50 interviews with notable local personalities into a second book, Found in Malaysia Volume 2.
Published by ZI Publications, the book will soon be available at bookstores for RM50.
Volume 2 contains four exclusive interviews with international TV personality Asha Gill, feng shui expert Lillian Too and politicians Khairy Jamaluddin and Baru Bian. These have not been published on our website.
The book was launched on Malaysia Day as one of the events at the MalaysiaKu: Imagining Malaysia 2011 Street Festival on Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. The day-long festival featured various traditional performances, forums on current issues, fundraising dinners for civil society groups as well as a bazaar.
A discussion on what it means to be Malaysian was also held at the book launch. Moderated by art personality Datin Marion D’Cruz, the discussion panel included well-known personalities Asha, Datuk Yasmin Yusuff, Patrick Teoh and Mano Maniam, who are also featured in the book.
Apart from sharing their personal thoughts on being Malaysian, the four were asked to comment on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Malaysia Day speech and the reasons they chose to stay in Malaysia.
The first Found in Malaysia book was also launched on Malaysia Day in 2010 and is currently in its second print run.