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Unapologetic is Boo Su-Lyn’s bold vision for how Malaysians can build a nation of equals so that we will be empowered to lead happier lives and free to fulfill our own dreams with nothing holding us back. While young Malaysia continues to search for her identity, Boo sets out some ideas on how we can make the land prosperous, not by avoiding uncomfortable truths, but by confronting them together and giving up all of our selfish privileges for the good of the nation.
Unapologetic pushes the case for individual empowerment, secularism, and civil liberties, based on Boo’s belief that human nature is good and we have the ability to make life decisions based on our own personal values and to achieve our ambitions without excessive government involvement. All we need is hard work and equal opportunities.
As a journalist and columnist, Boo also shares her dreams on a new kind of politics that nurtures democracy, where political parties dare to make a stand on tough issues and where citizens constantly hold their elected representatives accountable on matters important to them.
Unapologetic outlines Boo’s plans if she were Prime Minister and contains several new essays, besides her columns at Malay Mail on various issues from sex and marriage to race, religion and democracy. Full of optimism, Unapologetic inspires a spark of hope for a radically new and brilliant future.
Boo Su-Lyn is an assistant news editor and columnist with Malay Mail and a co-founder of BEBAS, a movement of young people that advocates for equality, secularism, and an end to discrimination. She hosts a progressive online talk show in Malaysia called Boo’s Morning Brew discussing Malaysian politics, race, religion, human rights, and democracy. Boo has libertarian principles and believes in minimal government involvement in the economy and in social issues.