(May 20): Malaysia’s Transport Minister -Anthony Loke Siew Fook offers us a firm handshake as he gets off the escalator at the swanky hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur where we are meeting him for an interview. He looks unassuming, serious, quiet even, for want of a better word, and moves with a purposeful stride.

Clad in slacks and a plain shirt, he is accompanied by just two young aides. No suit and tie, entourage or bodyguards.

There is a passion about Loke, 42, when he speaks of the transport sector.

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