M, Late 40's, UK, Married, 2 Teens, IT Career, On Sabbatical
Friday 12 March 2004
Guardian: Short but not sweet (Malaysian Election)
Succinct article about the upcoming Malaysian election describing the incredible imbalance of it's so-called democracy. It's more like a benign totalitarian state than a democracy. Police are controlled by the executive, the media is tightly censored, patronage is rife and the opposition doesn't have a chance. No wonder the election campaign only has to last eight days.