The Australian calls grandstanding Senator's idea "stupid"
Was he scheming and waiting for this moment? The Australian's cartoon seems to suggest so
Malaysia "on any measure is one of the most democratic and freewheeling nations in Southeast Asia. "Its elections are certainly not perfect, but they are better than in most parts of the world. Indeed, its very openness allows people such as Xenophon to grandstand there." - The Australian
We Malaysians are too polite. We should be more like the Aussies - they say it as it is. Like Greg Sheridan, the foreign editor of The Australian, who has been covering this region for years and who must know his politicians more than we do. He seems to know Nick Xenaphon, the Undesirable Immigrant, at least as well as Mr X's buddy Anwar Ibrahim does:
"Xenophon wants the Australian government to send electoral monitors to the forthcoming Malaysian elections. This idea is stupid and impractical." Read what else Mr Sheridan writes, h e r e.