Wednesday, December 07, 2005

democratic freedom in HK

Some political commentary from me tonight.

There was again another march by tens of thousands of people (63,000 by police count, 250,000 by protest organisers) in Hong Kong demanding a fully democratic political system.

Hong Kong is now an autonomous area (Special Administrative Region) of the People's Republic of China (since 1 July 1997).

Why didn't these people demand their democratic rights before, when Hong Kong was a colony of the United Kingdom? They knew that 1 July 1997 was looming, and by the time they thought about it, it was too late.

LINK - 'Thousands march for HK democracy' (BBC News, 4 December 2005)

Well, at least they do have the right to protest and demonstrate.

In so called 'democratic' Singapore, it illegal for people to protest or demonstrate, and they only have one party rule. Is that really a democracy?

What is President Bush doing about it? He seems to be fixated on freedom and democracy (how many times have you heard him say it?). He needs to send in troops now and topple these regimes, then introduce free and fair elections!

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I'm a little bit better today in that I didn't require my back fur to be cleaned.

It was a lot warmer too, so I spent all day napping on the couch.

Wednesday nights are great for TV viewing, especially the cooking programs. We watched Food Lovers' Guide to Australia first, and then Surfing the Menu where Bender and Curtis ate a crocodile fillet. They said it tasted more like veal than chicken. I agree!


Anonymous A Singaporean said...

If you were Singaporean you'd now be charged with SEDITION as well.

We are not allowed to dissent against the Singaporean government/dictatorship.

We do not have freedom of the press.

Mr Bush, please liberate us.

Thursday, 08 December, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

Power corrupts.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Who said that?

Thursday, 08 December, 2005  

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