10 July, 2008

Nero fiddling while Rome burned

Events over the past two weeks have made a mockery of Malaysia's claim to be a developing country with first world ambitions: Despite the skyscrappers that claw at the heavens above Kuala Lumpur, the mega-malls that devour their consumers by the thousands, the massive highways that are crammed with cars; the state of Malaysian politics today beggars belief.

At a time when all of Asia is on the brink of a global recession sparked by the rising costs of oil and gas and the collapse of the American Dollar, the issues that count ought to be structural-economic ones instead. But what has transpired over the past two weeks have shown that despite the flashy suits and corporate videos broadcasting the bold and brazen image of Malaysia Inc., the country's politics remains trapped in the swamp of the banal and ridiculous.

Like Nero fiddling while Rome burned, the Malaysian Government is more interested in allegations of sex and murder in the government while opposition souring the mood of investors, Another SD after Another SD.

And,worst of all, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is asking his party to back a plan for him to retire in June 2010.

That's not Malaysia "boleh", that's Malaysia "bodoh" .

Sigh, "While Malaysia fiddles, its opportunities are running dry"

Remember ?



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