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A Plane Disappears,
Malaysia’s Flaws Emerge

Bloomberg News, by William Pesek

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Posted By:sg, 3/15/2014 11:07:27 AM

Confusion doesn’t normally make for a great economic indicator. But the chaos that’s marred the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is revealing quite a bit about Malaysia‘s potential — or lack thereof. The Southeast Asian nation has long been hobbled by a political culture that places the ruling party's needs over those of the Malaysian people. For six decades, Prime Minister Najib Razak's United Malays National Organisation has appeared to have only one goal: to maintain its hold on power. It's thus promoted -- and recently reinforced -- Malay-first racial policies that benefit its political base.

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Malaysia´s government is stuck in cronyism. Its ruling party has been in power for 60 years and maintains it through racial preferences and gerrymandering. Are we headed down that road?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Civilservant, 3/15/2014 11:09:48 AM     (No. 9769869)

Even at our degraded level, there still exists a vast chasm between 1st and 2nd world countries.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: comstock, 3/15/2014 11:38:56 AM     (No. 9769906)

Any country with a Constitution that states Islam is the State Religion has one major glaring flaw.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344, 3/15/2014 11:48:44 AM     (No. 9769915)

What does Obama and Malaysia have in common.....trustworthiness.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jt26, 3/15/2014 12:06:17 PM     (No. 9769935)

If Islam is the state religion then all types of catastrophic calamities are possible. Islam should be eradicated from the face of the earth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 3/15/2014 12:24:39 PM     (No. 9769965)

Interesting observations. Ironically, a lot of the damaging policies discussed here are very much like the thinking and actions of the Obama administration in the US. Fortunately, I think these schemes are losing steam here. I hope we can recover our balance quickly, because eight years of this has caused a lot of damage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 3/15/2014 12:30:58 PM     (No. 9769980)

More Muslim civic failure. Same old story.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: absalom, 3/15/2014 2:04:13 PM     (No. 9770091)

Indeed a plane disappears and so do national reputations. Reflective article and it applies to Vietnam and China as well as Malaysia, whose Air and Naval capabilities have hardly distinguished themselves during this fandango. If the economic and military future of nations derives from their high tech competencies, these nations have shown themselves to be wanting. Suggest none of them entertain armed conflict w/the likes of the USA or Germany for say, the next 800 years!!!

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Confusion doesn’t normally make for a great economic indicator. But the chaos that’s marred the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is revealing quite a bit about Malaysia‘s potential — or lack thereof. The Southeast Asian nation has long been hobbled by a political culture that places the ruling party's needs over those of the Malaysian people. For six decades, Prime Minister Najib Razak's United Malays National Organisation has appeared to have only one goal: to maintain its hold on power. It's thus promoted -- and recently reinforced -- Malay-first racial policies that benefit its political base.



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