Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to…wear?

Ah Malaysia, where it is now illegal to wear a tee shirt that says “Clean” on it.

Not making this up.

Why? Well prime minister Najib is pretty much the opposite of clean and doesn’t appreciate people pointing it out. And since Malaysia has not ever been a country of laws (cf Mahathir’s relentless abuse of Anwar Ibrahim), the courts are allowing the tee shirt ban.

This is the same prime minister who fired the attorney general investigating his unclean-ness and appointed another who insta-cleared him of any wrongdoing. Najib cribbed this move from Mexico’s own empty suit president EPN.

The best part of the whole linked article though is the following:

A Malaysian government spokesman declined to comment on the case but insisted that citizens were free to speak their minds.

“The reality in Malaysia is that there is freedom of expression without fear of prosecution,” he said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Online and in print, the media is freer than it has ever been.”

LOL for “on the condition of anonymity”.

Malaysian politics: forever uncleeeeaaan!!

One thought on “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to…wear?

  1. Despite it all, the last election’s votes seem to be added up correctly because the opposition won 50% of the vote. The government stayed in power throughout rural gerrymander.

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