Anugerah Buku Negara 2013
I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email from Malaysia’s National Book Foundation that our book, ‘Born In Malaysia’ had just won the Anugerah Buku Negara 2013. When I started to shoot for this book in 2009, I never thought that we would win this award. It was after all a very personal project for me and it was just about ordinary people. My hope for the book now is that someday, it will be found in school libraries throughout Malaysia. The kids who are growing up now need to understand that Malaysia is a country that has much to celebrate. After all, which other country in the world has such a diverse mix of people of all races. Celebrate and embrace diversity instead of being afraid of it.