Egypt and Malaysia

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Hornbill Unleashed

Josh Hong

“Egypt is the latest reminder that the region is in turmoil and won’t leave us alone, however we may wish it would. Disengagement is not an option, because the status quo is not an option. Any decision not to act is itself a decision of vast consequence. 
“At its crudest, we can’t afford for Egypt to collapse. So we should engage with the new de facto power and help the new government make the changes necessary, especially on the economy, so they can deliver for the people.” (Tony Blair, July 6, 2013)

That the former British prime minister who cheated his country into the catastrophic Iraq War that killed hundreds of thousands of innocent lives 10 years ago is lending legitimacy to the military intervention in Egypt earlier this month should surprise no one. It ought to be reminded here that Britain, as a former colonial power that…

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