Posts Tagged ‘World Economic Forum’

Global Leaders Meet in Shadow of Sectarian Conflict in Myanmar

June 7, 2013
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar – Though some 900 of the world’s business and political leaders are gathered this week in Myanmar with an outpouring of goodwill, reminders of what is fast becoming one of the country’s biggest problems – sectarian conflict between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims – accompanied them to their hotels at the Asian edition of the World Economic Forum.
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In democracies, it is the citizens who monitor their government, not the other way around

December 2, 2010
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Source_Star: Who’s watching whom? DIPLOMATICALLY SPEAKING By DENNIS IGNATIUS

Anyone who is serious about safeguarding our image and protecting our nation’s standing in the world would be well advised to first consider how developments at home are affecting our image abroad.

Indeed, it is the politicians, of whatever stripe, who need to convince Malaysians, both at home and abroad, that they are deserving of our support and respect. In democracies, it is the citizens who monitor their government, not the other way around.

Only in countries like North Korea are all citizens expected to uncritically sing the praises of their dear leaders. (more…)