Tuesday, May 24, 2005


The curious logic of the Malaysian Intellectual

It is educational at times to read the views of our near neighbors. To understand what they think about important matters of the day.

In todays The Star, Malaysian Islamic Intellectual Nor Azaruddin Hushi Hj Nuruddin, expounds on the AIDs problem in his country.

What is striking about the article is not what he says, but what he doesn't say. This piece, to Australian eyes, is a curcuitous and tortured piece of going nowhere nothing. You would never read it in an Australian newspaper. It is about as indirect an obtuse as you can possibly get.

Presumably an Islamic Malaysian would be able to grasp what he's alluding to. After struggling with it for a while I've decoded his argument into this simple sentence : People with AIDs should be treated like lepers.

I guess this fellow is Malaysia's answer to Andrew Bolt.

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