Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Malaysia, the safest country in La-La-Land.

An excellent example of comparative wormhole logic. Kinda like comparing the price of petrol in Malaysia and in the UK, without acknowledging the standard of living, average incomes and cost of cars. Very compelling logic if you're a frog dwelling in a well (katak bawah tempurung).

Malaysia Among World's Safest Tourist Destinations -- Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) -- Foreign tourists have no worry coming to Malaysia because the country is among the safest destinations in the world to visit, Tourism Malaysia Director-General Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab said.

He said the crime rate in Malaysia was still low compared to those in some developed countries in Europe like in Paris, France, where the rate was so high that people had to queue to lodge police reports.
At least they get to make a report if they queue. In Malaysia, the police simply don't accept your report, or shunt you from one police station to another.
He gave a scenario in Milan, Italy as an example where tourists who lost their luggage were approached by the thieves who demanded payment for the return of the baggage.
As opposed to Malaysia where they open your bags, eat your foreign chocolates and then stuff the wrappers back into your bag?

At least the Milanese get a chance to get their stuff back.
He was reacting to crime reports by the media, whether they would adversely affect promotions for the Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
You mean crime like this and this?

But I actually agree with him. Malaysia is a safe place for tourists. It's just fucking dangerous for locals.

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