Lee Kuan Yew and Stephen Conroy sue for copyright infringement

The Malaysian government is stealing Lee Kuan Yew’s paternalistic talking points in their campaign for an internet filter.

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“It is to keep out pornographic materials and bloggers who inflame racial sentiments. We need to maintain racial harmony. _We cannot have full-blown democracy like in the United States,_” [an anonymous government official] told AFP. _

Our man Harry’s been using that “not ready for democracy” line for more than twenty years.

(And of course they can’t have full-blown democracy - that’d mean that the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition would have to relinquish their fifty-year stranglehold on power.)