Wednesday, July 16, 2008
And so the saga continues in Malaysian political telenovela/soap opera. Last night, Malaysians celebrated the "opening up" of the public sphere or democratic space by the historic televised debate between Anwar Ibrahim and Shabery Cheek. This afternoon, they were shocked by the dramatic arrest of the former DPM, now the Parti KeADILan Rakyat's advisor, by Special Squad police personnel with balaclavas.
Talk about deja vu or is it a repeat of a highly rated episode?
In any case, I would like to alert those who have not watched the 11th Hour to do so, join the movement and reduce our addiction on consumer capitalism in general and dependency on fossil fuel in particular.