Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Etched in Graphite

My friend Miow Lin is from Malaysia and she told me that when she went to vote in the national elections, they gave her a slip of paper with the candidate's names and...a pencil. I am totally not making that up. Indignantly she declared it to be ridiculous, that anyone could change her vote by simply erasing her marks. To which she received the reply, “but who would?” And it is that kind of forward thinking that has made Malaysia the super-power it is in the world today.

1 comment:

  1. are you kidding me???? that is crazy! i can only imagine what things would be like if they tried that over here...they're already talking about redo-ing the michigan & florida primaries because they held them too early (on purpose, mind you, to get media attention), and now the delegate numbers are messed up. aaahhh, the simplicity of malaysia!