We interviewed Elizabeth Wong in January 2003 for The Big Durian at the Lotus restaurant (RIP) in Bangsar.
She was, as ever, helpful, articulate, passionate and fun. These are two extracts:
(This is from the first cut, which explains the English VO, and the absence of music).
Some people actually thought she was too good for mere party politics, but she had her own reasons for throwing in her lot with PKR. And, lest we forget, she was with the party way before it became such a potent electoral force. I could see how hard she worked at two pre-tsunami by-elections which the Opposition ended up losing, but she never gave up.
On a similar note, I know she will bounce back. Now the test is whether Malaysians in general -- not to mention her own party -- are grown-up enough to look at her sterling record as activist and wakil rakyat, instead of allowing one of our best and brightest to be buried under a landslide of our own prurience and hypocrisy.