Tuesday, August 27, 2002

A Thoroughly Advanced Notion!
The Sydney Morning Herald entrances with Minister to cabbies: you cheat, you die:
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's tourism minister has called for tourist-cheating taxi drivers to be shot dead, likening them to "traitors and communists", reports said today.

In an outburst against cabbies who are found to over-charge or mistreat their customers, Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said they were the "new enemies of our country, the same as communists" and should be shot.

"I am not joking. This is a serious matter. If they can be shot, all the better."
Malaysia also gives illegal immigrants 6 lashes before kicking them out. Somehow, I don't think Mr. Fadzir would approve of the American notion of giving Communists full professorships.