When Malaysian intellectual (no, not necessarily an oxymoron) Syed Hussein Alatas died a few months ago, there were many obituaries and musings, such as Farish's here.
Curiously, none of them seemed to mention that his most famous book, The Myth of the Lazy Native, has been out of print here for years. Your best chance of getting it (unless you have cheaper alternatives that you'd be kind enough to share with me) is to pay fifty US bucks for a paperback.
Would an intrepid local publisher please bring it back into print?
While we're at it, there are several other local or local-set books that deserve a new lease of life, no? Any suggestions?