I was interested to see you quote me in the introduction to “Islamic
Democracy in Theory and Practice”. I’ve explained how ALL major
institutions and businesses are regulated in a true democracy for
the good of the people who live in that system. Notice, for example,
how your airline industry is now regulated by government to avoid
more people losing their lives. This has been in the news all around
the world as a number of foreigners have been involved. The
Garuda 737 crash landing at Yogyakarta Airport is a recent example.
I lost three friends from the Australian Embassy in that tragic accident
and one of the journalists I trained, Cynthia Banham, lost both her
legs. She has just started working again for “The Sydney Morning
Herald” and is in a wheel chair until she’s fitted with artificial legs.
Indonesia’s broadcasting industry also needs regulating in the same
sort of way broadcasting (radio and TV) is controlled by government
laws in all the world’s older democracies. And so on ….
Good luck with your Web Log (aka “blog”) and I’m very pleased
you’re keeping in touch. So is Agus. I hope to get to see you both
again before I’m too old!!!!
Whos is Tom ? Check this : http://www.southbound.com.my/SB_UnderstandingMicronesia.htm