In the latest Global Peace Index 2012 we are No.20 from the top, yup you guys read it right we are in the top 20 of peaceful nations from 158 nations of the world.
"The world has become more peaceful for the first time since 2009, according to the 2012 Global Peace Index. All regions excluding the Middle East and North Africa saw an improvements in levels of overall peacefulness.
The 2012 GPI is the sixth edition of the world's leading measure of global peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GPI ranks 158 nations using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators which gauge ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society and militarization."
Guess what friends, Malaysia is the most peaceful nation in Asean even and despite what those ungrateful gloom and doom citizens who thinks we are like Zimbabwe and have no qualms about bad mouthing this blessed country when they are overseas, this is still a great country to live in and the Barisan Nasional has done a good job of running this country and this is an undisputed fact.
Pity that those Bersih rioters led by the Opposition Pakatan and their ilks had to run amok in the streets of Kuala Lumpur on 28 April 2012 otherwise we will probably be at No 19 or 18 even.
I hope next time besides the FRU Riot Control Officers who are properly riot attired, the normal Polis officers who are tasked with controlling illegal street demonstrators are equipped with batons and proper protective gears so that they can control the crowd better while being protected themselves. The batons if used properly would deter even the most virulent violent provocateur and rioters, it'll make them think twice about trying to make trouble on the streets.
I miss the Internal Security Act which had kept troublemaking demonstrators off the streets of Malaysia. That's water under the bridge, but, nowadays a good baton used properly would do.