Friday, October 4, 2013

A different more complex kind of politics

After meeting with several Korean artists, we talked a bit about politics. Korean politics. And they asked about mine side of the story, plus views about Korean politics.

In a short concise manner, I really respect the positives in the management of the Korean country. So roughly the management is the politics of it, and the people. While I do understand some dis-satisfaction with certain elements, and subsidies and pensions.

So the other coin is the complex politics where I come from that they want to know a bit about. It is a religio-politico-race complex kind of predicament that was quite astonishing to their ears. The saving grace is the vast variety of food and perhaps sports.

Not dwelling into the chambers of Political Science, here are articles you can read about and find out more:
Rising polarisation:
I believe we Malaysians are now living in a much more polarised country where race, religion and politics are concerned. The politics of Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat has sharply divided the nation. The "Allah" and forced conversion issues brought religion to the forefront of daily conversations and show rising intolerance. Malay rights group Perkasa and others have removed any pretension or embarrassment to take extreme and bigoted views of race.

Affirmative action that distances people by religion, called bumi-putera system whereby citizens are not given same rights, e.g. having to pay 10-20% more for housing.

Snatch theft deaths:
A 70-year-old woman slipped into a coma after she sustained head injuries during a snatch theft involving two men at Jalan Gajah Berang here last Friday.
State CID chief ACP Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah said the woman, from Taman Asean Malim, fell and hit her head on the road, and was now at the Malacca Hospital's intensive care unit.
The victim was walking with her sister about 10.20 am when two men on a motorbike snatched her handbag containing RM50," he said at a press conference here Tuesday.

Exponential rise in shooting (gun) crimes:

Everybody is hanguk saram (힌국사람). Everybody is equal.
BUT: in Malaysia, some are more equal than others.

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