Sharia and skyscrapers: Malaysia's artificial wonderland
Impressions from an eight-day visit to a country of massive towers and Russian architecture, where Israel is put on mock trial and Muslims and Chinese coexist.
KUALA LUMPUR − Two hardscrabble Malaysian fishermen, wearing wide-brimmed straw hats, were busy repairing their traps this week. Made out of twigs, their contraptions each consisted of a cage designed to catch fish and other marine creatures, which are supposed to enter it through a narrow sleeve, never to escape again. A warm tropical sun hung overhead, and the low tide exposed a wide stretch of beach....
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