Good old homegrown Malaysian complacency

Azmyl Yunor

Far from being backward, Lao evokes in the Malaysian visitor a nostalgia for a past the youth in Malaysian have never had the good fortune to experience. – EPA pic, February 25, 2022.

 SOMETIME back in 2007, I had the pleasure of travelling to Laos with my singer-songwriter and gig organiser friend Reza Salleh and fellow musician Zalila Lee to perform at a cafe bar in the capital of Vientiane.

As with most countries I visit for the first time to perform, I would research the internet for details or interesting information about the country, culture and people.
This is to me the greater pleasure of being a touring independent musician – yes, the music is secondary because let’s just say the music comes naturally and automatically after you’ve been doing it for so long.

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