Rehman Rashid passed away this morning. Two years ago, he wrote this, about the love he shared with Rosemarie Xhen

I paid for my loyalty to Malaysia with everything good and decent that I had, only to be mocked and despised; to watch my profession usurped by “the right kind of Malay” regardless of literacy; to have my name smeared and reputation destroyed; and in the end to be hounded back to the very redoubt in the hills where I had written that book 23 years ago now, never again to write. Rosemarie never saw this place where I may now languish forgotten and ignored for the rest of my own days, and now she never will. I chose my love for my country over my love for her. Bad choice. Big mistake. My punishment has been a life of regret and insuperable loneliness.

https://blogtakes.com/2015/09/13/every-time-i-see-you-its-like-seeing-you-for-the-first-time/

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