Monday, September 12, 2005

Malaysian politics for dummies

I'm presently reading Cities of the Hot Zone: A Southeast Asian Adventure by Greg Sheridan, who writes for The Australian, and here is his "all-time disco guide to Malaysian politics and sociology":

PAS [Islamic Party] members don't go to discos, ever. Keadilan [Justice Party of Anwar Ibrahim] goes but doesn't drink alcohol. The DAP [Democratic Action Party of the Chinese] works hard all day, goes to the disco at night and gets drunk. The MIC [Malaysian Indian Congress] works in the disco. The MCA [Malaysian Chinese Association] owns the disco. UMNO [United Malays National Organization] owns the building the disco is in.

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Anonymous said...

Lived there so I can say his desciption of malaysian politics is quite accurate. As a matter of fact it also gives one an idea of the socio economic lines of that country.
UMNO owns the building/country hence rent seekers.
MCA/business hence enterpreneurs/economic overlords.
MIC/disco staff hence workers/economic underclass
PAS/fundamentalist hence religious fringe.
Keadilan/DAP democrats hence political fringe.

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