Tuesday, January 11, 2011

EIU 2010 Report

The Economic Intelligence Unit 2010 report confirmed what Malaysians already knew about their country, which is the deterioration of their civil liberties and their political culture. Malaysians do not enjoy true democracy, and that is unfortunately true. For the past 50 years out of 53 years of independence, Malaysians have been living under emergency declarations that are conveniently used to maintain anti-democratic laws in the name of national security of a cobwebbed era gone past.

Lembah Pantai MP, Nurul Izzah Anwar responded by saying that Malaysia needs more democracy in order to continue prospering economically, socially, and culturally in this highly competitive borderless world. And she insists the only reason that we can find why democracy continues to be suppressed is to benefit and maintain the hegemony of the ruling elite. She took the words right out of my mouth.

In the Scottish Cup match between Celtic and Third Division opponents, Berwick Rangers, the former had to labor before winning 2-0. Daniel Majstorovic fired in a close range shot to give Celtic a 17th-minute lead and then Scott Brown fired in a neat angled strike on 81 minutes to ease Celtic into the fifth round of the tournament.

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