It's everything that I've been saying for the past 11 years.
Malaysia ranked 142nd out of 158 countries in terms of electoral integrity.
For a nation that built the Petronas Twin Towers, implemented the first biometric passport in the world, utilised new technology to build a bypass over difficult terrain, that is atrocious.
It really is. The report has strong words for us:
“Malaysia has a strong and well institutionalised state that has provided relative social stability, a high level of human development, and robust economic development.
“This developmental success brings Malaysia’s poor electoral integrity into stark contrast and suggests its deficiencies are the result of deliberate manipulations, rather than a by-product of developmental strife.
"Levels of malapportionment are now among the highest in the world; in fact, the EIP (Electoral Integrity Project) ranks Malaysia’s electoral boundaries as the most biased of the 155 countries assessed.”
I privately think that Singapore is in more dire shape, but this is not a race to the bottom.
And regardless of whether this is some foreign idiot trying to "judge" us, you and I know that it's true - we don't have free and fair elections.
Otherwise, BERSIH would have no reason to exist.