Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I'm scared to be optimistic, but you've gotta love the fact that the election results show that the traditional racial lines of voting have broken down. (Loads of Chinese and Indians supported even the PAS, the Islamic party - which is kinda scary, but it turns out it's partly because PAS candidates have become more sensitive to minority issues.)

The Internet also played a major part in mobilising the middle classes. Note that the majority of bloggers in Malaysia are women, too. It's rhizomatic, man. Age of Aquarius.

Read Malaysiakini for a real report. Maybe someday we'll be one big country again. Who knows? They could give us the gift of democracy....

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