This was one of the many write which was censored by the pompous din merican. For your information I had edited a bit especially at the tail end giving a stinging attack on din.
Thanks for your respectable write. In return I will reply in kind.
I think I have taken things for granted. I thought the points I raised was a given and was simply rejected because of blind partisanship. You wrote in earnest and in this I think i may have mistaken in not elaborating further earlier.
Now the ban on foreign contributions in domestic politics has become a widespread value. Laws have been enacted in many countries from US, Canada, Japan Spain etc and even India. The values and justification behind these laws are to protect a nation sovereignity and to permit its citizens to select their own leaders. Foreigners should have no right to interfere with a country’s political determination.
These values to me appear sound and reasonable. There’s been instances where foreign companies was involved in determination of chile’s leadership fir example for favorable investment laws and opportunities. See also aftermath of Nixon’s watergate where it was found many US companies do this.
To give example of the extent of a ban please refer to US law Foreign Agent Registration Act and Federal Election Campaign Act. It prohibits any contribution of foreigners in domestic elections whether direct or indirect. A person knowingly accept such contribution commits an offence.
The scope of ban varies. I don’t suggest we go to the extent of India’s but some statement of these values in our laws is reasonable.
So as seen above this is an acceptable value. I think Mahathir makes sense again. Some due partisanship will justify everything for partisanship like some commentators here. I think this is wrong. Thus my earlier statement.
Ps, I’m reblogging here. Please note I started blogging after being persistently denied the right of reply. I’ve been writing a long time without a blog. My current method is I’ll reblog where I think my write will be censored or I think my write is worth mentioning in my blog. Please note that I didn’t reblog all my comments. In any event theres nothing wrong for people to visit you and my site. We cannot be possessive.