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To: indcons

Malaysia is in fact a classical Muslim Third World nationalist country that is becoming dangerously anti-American since the 1980s - they believe in the universality of Asian values and not postmodern relativism. And one thing makes it more dangerous than anything like Bolivia, Nassar Egypt, or pre-Suharto Indeoesia: its leaders aren't so stupid as to forteiting market economic development altogether. It has a certain degree of economic freedom.

I think in the long term we better watch out Malaysia. I remember they were busily trying to garner Japan's supports in the 1990s (when it seemed US-Japanese relations were pretty distant), and now trying to curry favours with the PRC in the days when we see a renewed US-Japan military alliance.


10 posted on 03/03/2006 12:44:46 PM PST by NZerFromHK (Leftism is like honey mixed with arsenic: initially it tastes good, but that will end up killing you)
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To: NZerFromHK

Malaysia's wealth is primarily due to the Chinese living there (mostly Christian) and secondarily to the smaller community of Indians (mostly Hindu but some Christian). The local Malays just sit on their behinds. They wouldn't have gotten anywhere if it wasn't for the apartheid laws passed by Mahathir Mohammed. Pity about China though -- once they chuck off their communist party, I'd more than welcome them into the brotherhood of nations: the Chinese are good people -- look at the marvellous examples of overseas Chinese in places from Taiwan to Canada to australia to the UK to the US


15 posted on 03/05/2006 7:41:12 PM PST by Cronos (Remember 9/11. Restore Hagia Sophia! Ultra-Catholic: Sola Scriptura leads to solo scriptura.)
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