I do not have to talk about her creative work here. They speak for themselves. The PETRONAS ads, the trilogy of love.
With Yasmin's passing, we have lost not just a great filmmaker but a great human being who saw how a country with a multitude of cultures could once live together and were in love with each other, long before when there were questions about race & religion, long before when there were such politics.
She also foresaw the future that lies ahead for us. Ideal as her ideas may be, Yasmin's ever persistent positivism about how Malaysians can be real human beings again, to be able to care whole-heartedly, to be able to love unconditionally, reminds us that that is the saving path for the country, if it wants to survive, if it wants true unity, if it wants to grow as a nation.
Her passing is a great loss to the country, to the creative industry, to the arts community, and will be most greatly felt by our society. Yasmin showed us that as human beings, we have the capacity to love & care for each other, and that takes care of the other problems on its own. And it can be that simple.