27 Mar '11, 7am

BN’s fatal screw-up - by Dean Johns (Mkini)

Dean Johns | Mar 23, 11 Malaysiakini Gleefully following the victories of the people against one government after another in North Africa and the Middle East, I keep recalling that these revolutions were ultimately triggered by the death of just one young man, Mohamed Bouazizi, in Tunisia. That proved the tipping point, the final straw that raised popular resentment against decades of corruption, repression and injustice to what nuclear scientists call ‘critical mass’, resulting in the chain reaction that’s already blown several regimes away and still threatens a great many others. So, as a long-time loather of Malaysia’s Barisan Nasional regime, I’ve been closely watching to see if it would succumb to the fall-out of the Arab revolt, or survive to later implode of its own accord. But now I suspect that the seeds of BN’s destruction have been sown, not by explosive events ...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2011/03/27/bns-fatal-screw-up/

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