Former US President Clinton flew all the way to KL from America to sing UMNO's praises. Here's a taste:
KUALA LUMPUR: Bill Clinton has expressed admiration for Malaysians, saying that their ability to respect other people’s faiths should be emulated by all.
The former US president said the world would be a better place if it emulated Malaysia’s harmony and social tolerance.
Blah blah, yada yada, kumbaiyya and all that. Everyone knows that in Malaysia, everyone loves everyone else. Yeah, right. Believe that and Clinton's got some riverfront property in Arkansas he'd love to sell you.
Clinton's understanding of Malaysia's alleged 'respect for other faiths' and 'social tolerance' is quite plainly only powerpoint deep. At best, he only proves his stunning ignorance or at worse, outright fondness for the ruling party and their lies. Anyways, the jumped-up former governor has made it a habit to jet around the world and suck up to various regimes of, shall we say, questionable repute, so I would favor the latter possibility. Clinton's wholehearted embrace of Badawi and his cronies is hence none too surprising.Expect TV3, the New Straits Times and the rest of Malaysia's government-owned media to make maximum traction out of Clinton's brief visit. As any marketing major knows, there's nothing like a celebrity 'endorsement' to add luster to whatever crap you're trying to foist on the public.