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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

Let’s do it!

By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh

We have finally approached the eagerly awaited judgement day, where the power is solely entrusted in the hands of the voters.

We pity for the security forces and the judiciary which were kept extremely busy during the last few weeks on the run up to the elections.

We pray for a peaceful election and the ultimate result to be accepted without any dispute by the parties in the fray.

We recall in this respect what the Portuguese writer and Noble Peace Prize winner, Jose Seramago, had to say:

‘It is difficult to understand these people democratically take part in elections and a referendum, but are then incapable of democratically accepting will of the people’.

This may be the reason why the West used to insist on observers whenever there is an election in a Third World Country.

However, late Nelson Mandela was fiercely opposed to this and he once said ‘If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers. But when we have elections they want observers’.

Yes, how can one forget the disputed election result came from Florida during George Bush Vs. Al Gore presidential contest in the US?

Observers from Asia or Africa could have prevented it, if they were allowed to oversee what happened there!
It is time for us to show the West that we can conduct our own elections peacefully with or without their observers.

Let’s do it now!

- Asian Tribune -

Let’s do it!
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