“An impressive, insightful effort. In it, Steven writes about his reflections over the years as an MP on the issues of ideology b, 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 requires 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 exists. Go all the way on these values.‘ ”
– Dato Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (Leader of the Opposition in the Dewan Rakyat, Parliament of Malaysia)
About the Author
Steven Sim is the member of parliament for Bukit Mertajam. He also sits on the board of several state bodies, notably Penang Insitute, Penang Women’s Development Corporation, Penang Youth Development Corporation and the Penang Transport Council. In 2012, he was named Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.