20 October, 2006

links for 2006-10-20

by @ 12:24 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

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  1. mahathir_fan Says:

    This could simply reflect the fact that Singapore is doing more business with China everyday.

    Since China is Communism/Democracy, the government do not accept money legally. So if you want to use money to influence the government, you can only pay bribes - totally hidden, under the table.

    Back when Singapore was doing a lot of business with America, they can legalize such payment. America is not a democracy at all, except on election day then it is, but at other times no. Why do I say so? A majority of legislation passed are supported by lobbying groups that pays money out to elected representative. A government that majority of the time is for lobbyist. Democracy requires a government for the people.

    As an example, when Dr. Mahathir visited Bush at the White house, someone paid 1 million dollars to “grease” it. In America that is not bribe as Dr. Mahathir said: “”It is true that somebody paid but it was not the (Malaysian) government,” Mahathir said. “I understood some people paid a sum of money to lobbyists in America but I do not know who these people were and it was not the Malaysian government.” “I did not touch the money. But, I think somebody paid. That is their practice,” he said. “That is their system. It is not corruption at all. It is very open.”

    So it wasn’t bribery in that case, but if he had went to China and was asked to pay similar money to meet with Hu, then it will be considered bribery.

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