Friday, May 27, 2005

A Day Without an Indonesian 

Only rarely do we get to witness experimental macroeconomics, but here's a little experiment Malaysia tried.

In other Indonesia news, an Australian woman was sentenced to 20 years in an Indonesian prison today for smuggling a few pounds of marijuana. What I find so remarkable about this story is that this sentence is entirely in line with US sentencing guidelines for similar crimes in the United States, and yet it is being reported as shocking news. It is shocking, and I would consider it cruel and unusual punishment, but I'm still surprised to see anyone in this country care about it.
Interesting story... it makes me want to visit the Malaysian embassy and say "gee, not so smart after all, you xenophobic bastards, huh? not so smart after all?" over and over again.
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