If you've ever wondered what The Apprentice would be like if all the business stuff was replaced with the duties of an Imam, wonder no longer. Malaysia has a super exciting reality show based on this premise!
Raja Petra Kamarudin, a blogger in Malaysia, will be released from from government detainment today, after having been arrested on September 12th for no reason. Raja Petra is—you'll never guess!—"one of the most vocal critics of the current government," according go the Times. What was the critism that made the government mad enough to lock him up for two months?
Taking a page from Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton's guide to ruling the world, Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek admitted to being the star of two much-circulated sex tapes. One is an hour long! That's some tantric shit right there. The girl in the video, he said, was "a personal friend" but not his wife. Go figger! It also bears mention that the current Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi, came to power (!) after accusing the man who came before him (!!) of sodomy. Whatever the motives are, however, this does mean that now Pakistan is going to be run by a 19-year-old and the health of Malaysia is in the hands of a philandering sex-addict which is either cause for hope or despair in 2008. [BBC]