Marina Mahathir: The Apple & the Tree
Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:30-18:30
Session No: 187
Malaysian socio-political activist Marina Mahathir has earned international acclaim for challenging the status quo and championing the rights of the oppressed – but how easy is it to tell the truth in a political and media environment that serves vested interests and regularly ignores or misrepresents critics?
Her recent memoir The Apple and the Tree is a nuanced and insightful account of how she found her own path growing up with a famous father – the renowned politician and twice-PM Dr Mahathir. In this hard-hitting conversation with Hafsa Lodi, she discusses her journey towards becoming a journalist and campaigner who has tackled corruption, human trafficking, and the rights of those who are discriminated against.