The 'ex-members' of the club are former Yugoslavia president Slobodan Milosevic and former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak.
An award-winning journalist Mark Mackinnon, currently Beijing bureau chief of The Globe and Mail has interviewed some of the world's most controversial and prominent political leaders wrote that these leaders "hold elections but have no intention of giving up power" and their "serious political rivals are jailed and their parties are outlawed on legal technicalities". HERE
An officer with the Malaysian Foreign Affairs Ministry wrote a letter to the newspaper in response to the article, which was published today. Does it look like Najib has given up on image-building APCO and has to now rely on an FOC source. In the letter, Information and Public Diplomacy Department undersecretary Ahmad Rozian Abdul Ghani furnishes a list of reforms initiated by Najib in just three years, which he described as "an impressive track record by anyone's standards". (IMPRESSIVE example of DOUBLE STANDARDS!) Parenthesis mine.
These are the abolition of Internal Security Act, ending of a 60-year state of emergency; (45 ARE STILL DETAINED, TORTURED AND 9 ARE CURRENTLY ON HUNGER STRIKE IN KAMUNTING); measures to increase media freedom (WITH THE NEW EVIDENCE ACT?); amendment to the Universities and University Colleges Act (YET ARREST A UNDERGRAD FOR WEARING A YELLOW BERSIH TSHIRT?); the enactment of the Peaceful Assembly Act (909 TEAR-SMOKE SHELLS WERE FIRED WITH TEAR GAS LAUNCHERS AND 58 TEAR-SMOKE GRENADES WHICH ARE HAND THROWN WERE USED AGAINST BERSIH3.0 PARTICIPANTS - THREE TIMES MORE THAN USED AT BERSIH2.0); announcement to review the Sedition Act, repeal of the Banishment Act and the Restricted Residences Act, as well as the implementation of electoral reforms (BY AN UMNO INFESTED ELECTION COMMISSION?).
Ahmad Rozian also dismissed the claim that Najib holds elections but has no intention of giving up power ( YAH, HE WAS JOKING ABOUT CRUSHED BODIES TO DEFEND PUTRAJAYA).
"Next time round, Malaysians will again be free to choose who they want to lead their country - and while the prime minister takes nothing for granted, he hopes he will be given a mandate to continue Malaysia's transformation," the letter states.(SWEET DREAMS AHMAD ROZIAN….)
As a disconcerted but currently concerned citizen I am recommending this book by blogger-buddy donplaypuks : “TIGER ISLE – A Government of Thieves.” as compulsory reading for the Barisan Nasional members and its parasites in general and in particular to Rais Yatim and the Information and Public Diplomacy Department of the heavily-pregnant PM Department HERE