Despite the title, this isn’t a Bob Hope obituary. In fact it’s a continuation of the Asian theme initiated with the previous post. I’ve just posted on the NTU Law School website a paper recently presented by NTU’s Professor Jesse Wu in Malaysia. It was the 4th Professor Ahmad Ibrahim Memorial Lecture delivered at Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 12 July 2003, sponsored by International Islamic University Malaysia.
The title of Jesse’s paper is Sacrificing Personal Freedom in the Name of National Security. It examines recent political and legislative responses in the West to national security threats in the wake of September 11, and compares them with Malaysia’s long-term responses to communist insurgency and other real and claimed threats. It’s certainly worth taking the time to read IMO.