Sunday, June 17, 2018

Matters Political

Have managed to talk some politics, the Malaysian variety, with brother-in-law Hamza on this trip north. It's good to hear him sounding vastly more optimistic post-election. I get a sense of many people here regarding the new government as genuinely representing the possibility of a new, cleaner, way of doing things. That might sound awfully na├»ve five years from now, of course, but Hamza functions very much in the real world of business here and knows more than a thing or two, or possibly three. In fact, his tales of the greed he's directly witnessed are pretty bleak, so his heightened optimism has some basis in how things actually get done (or, all too often, not done when they need to be.)

No comments: