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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

Can Dr Mahathir be added to the list, pretty please ...

... of people whom Malaysians are to be invited to vote for to be their country's first astronaut aboard a Russian mission in 2007?

On the other hand, what have the Russians ever done to me, personally, to deserve such a fate? Naturally I wish whomever is eventually chosen, in the real world, to go on this mission a safe and productive experience.

Readers may gather that Malaysia's former Prime Minister, arch-homophobic bigot (indeed bigot, generally, covers it better) is not at the top of Bill's list of favourite people. I met him only once, business commitments having made this unavoidable, but suffice it to say he would never appear on any guest list of mine. Here endeth the rant according to Bill ...

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