IRANIAN PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD was spot on today when he lambasted western double standards and biased attitude toward developing nations. I must congratulate Iran for its gutsy policy move to become a new “Nuclear Power’ nation, by the way.
One typical example of western arrogance is when one of its popular press called International Living Magazine (what a crap!) recently ranked France and followed by Australia, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, Luxembourg, United States, Belgium, Canada and Italy as top 10 in best quality of life index… by whose standards?!
Brunei Darussalam (which scored 100 for Environment quality!) is ranked 84th and lies 14 places below much-envied ASEAN neighbour, Singapore at 70th position. But Brunei is one notch above another neighbouring country, Malaysia, which is placed 85th. Here’s how Brunei fared (according to definitely biased double western standards!):
Cost of living: 65
Leisure & Culture: 60
Risk & Safety: 79
Final Score: 59
Based on the above, I strongly defend that Freedom in my beloved Abode of Peace should be 98 if not 100! Risk & Safety should’ve been 99 at least! Health is most definitely 100 percent score! Why is Brunei climate given a 25 rating and Zimbabwe got 100?
Is this International Living Magazine a big JOKE or what? :D
Top quality French scored 100 for Freedom, Health, Risk and Safety respectively? What freedom bulls*** if female French Muslims are not free to wear their religious attire?! :(
The much-quoted magazine even mocked Haiti by ranking the quake-torn island nation at 16th from the bottom but still topping Zimbabwe and 14 other lowest-ranked countries out of a total of 194 nations. ;)
International Living Magazine — GIMME A BREAK! :P