the night of 18 October, 1987,
a soldier ran amok with an M16
in the area of Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur.
to the thorny circumstances of the time and place, his amok triggered
citywide panic and rumours of racial riots.
did he do it?
Why were Malaysians so jittery at the time?
And what happened next?
Big Durian" speaks to several Malaysians (some
real, some fictional)
to find out.