Rusdi and his wife Marion Constance during the launch of Malaysian Graffiti yesterday (Photo by Hussein Shaharuddin/The Mole)
KUALA LUMPUR: Bru Publication launched its first in-house book Malaysian Graffiti by Rusdi Mustapha.
Malaysian Graffiti is a compilation of articles by Rusdi Mustapha, a former Business Times and The Malay Mail columnist.
Speaking at his book launch in Bangsar Shopping Centre on Thursday, Rusdi expressed his gratitude to Bru Publication advisor Datuk Ahirudin Attan and the New Straits Times for agreeing to have his works published as a book.
“Malaysian Graffiti is a kind of like colourful graffities you see on walls. There are different messages you need to interpret or to argue.”
“My book is like that,” Rusdi said.
The book was launched by Tunku Besar Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tunku Muhriz who in his speech warned readers to be prepared for some provocative messages by the author.
“The name Malaysian Graffiti is a good name. Like graffiti itself, it can be provocative and funny.”
“Do not expect to agree with everything Rusdi said but do expect to be provoked and wanting to have a debate with him over his thoughts,” Tunku Ali said.
Tunku Ali also said Rusdi, a veteran journalist whose column and blog were named Seri Menanti is well known for his bold and well thought of comments.
“He does not only write for his audience, but also for himself.”
Ahiruddin who blogs at Rocky’s Bru blog said there will be two more blog posts which will be reproduced as books.
Those are works from Anak Si Hamid blog posts and the NSTP managing editor Datuk Nuraina Samad’s works in her blog posts at Tuesdays with Bapak.
Also present during the book launch ceremony were The Star group chief editor Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, MAA Holdings chairman Tengku Datuk Ya’acob Tunku Abdullah and MP of Wangsa Maju Wee Choo Keong.
The Malaysian Graffiti is sold at RM59.90 at local book stores.
Any enquiries on the book please contact John Nelson Cooray at firstname.lastname@example.org.