Thursday, November 23, 2006
posted by PabloPabla at 5:22 pm

According to a report in The Sun today, Malaysia has been classified as a "flawed democracy" and within the said category, is ranked almost at the bottom together with Bolivia. South Africa leads the "flawed democracy" category at 29th position, followed by South Korea at 31, Taiwan 32, India 35, Mongolia 56, Sri Lanka 57, the Philippines 63, Indonesia 65, Timor Leste 65, Bangladesh 75, Hongkong 78 and Palestine 79. This classification and ranking was developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit which Index is available in The Economist's annual publication. [source]

You ask me? I say it's a RUBBISH report! What do these non-Malaysians know about Malaysia and our democracy? Don't interfere with the way we run our country. We know what we are doing. We have an elected government which acts for the benefit of all Malaysians. No one is left behind or discriminated. So, please...we did not ask that you rank us in the first place. Did you ask for our permission to study us? You did not. Then you ought to apologise and retract the report. Kurang ajar!

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At 2:26 am, Anonymous robert

are you being sarcastic?


At 11:19 am, Blogger Meng

I difer - it is a flawed democracy and reports like these help to pressure the government to do what is right because it affects business and investments.

When there is no seperation of the various branches of government, when there is an over-powered executive and a lack of the respect for the law and a muzzled judiciary - it bears little resemblence to any democracy. When there the majority is protected and not the minority; this is definitely not a tenet of democracy.
When you've had the same party for the last 49 years and an Election Commission with questionable practices; this definitely passes for a flawed democracy.

Lets put our nationalistic pride aside and recognize our flaws so that we can built a better Malaysia for our young.
(Vote Meng for President :>)


At 12:06 pm, Blogger Helen

LOL yes.

Come, let's go wave some keris... or sword. :-P


At 6:02 pm, Blogger PabloPabla

robert : You read between the lines :)

meng : See my reply to robert ;) I will vote for you :)

helen : I will wave my pots and pans instead :P


At 10:11 am, Anonymous Anonymous

OK , I have lived in Malaysia , and I say it is a flawed democracy, Its a mixture of monarchy and republic , with the worse features being non elected people being in power and a total lack of transparancy and accountability.
It is also like Singapore, an authoritarian regime , intollerant of opposition or real democracy , and by definition in its constitution it is a racist society.
Due to education it has a lot of problems like Singapore , educated people leave the country , and an excessive reliance on cheap uneducated foreign labour .