Pakdokter has commented in an earlier posting about the possibility of other regimes in the Middle East collapsing like a domino after what happened in Tunisia and it looked like it is becoming a reality.
And pakdokter believes the American and European powers are all to be partly blamed for they have supported these regimes for years and ignoring the abuse of human rights and the pervasive corruption of the leaders of these military dictators and sheikhdoms who have neglected the welfare of its people.
One Arab Political Analyst interviewed on BBC correctly commented that the western powers have completely 'misread' the Arab people - thinking that the Arab people will not be able to start an uprising of this proportion. Pakdokter would like to quote his description of the Arabs - "the Egyptians Write, the Lebanese Publish and the Iranians Read ". This to pakdokter is a testimony to the fact that the western powers have underestimated the level of intellect of the Arab population as a whole, thinking ( and probably hoping ) that the suppression and repression inflicted by their governments would continue keep them partly in the dark ages with no ability for an organised uprising. How wrong they were......
Well, looking back closer to home, pakdokter can safely say that the Indonesians do read and write, but what about Malaysians?
Well, we are good at and like to shout " KITA Bolih!....."