Politicians everywhere use this old tactic. Our road system is better than Afghanistan, our is bad but better than Peru... It's not the point, it is still bad. If you put yourself forward as a beacon, the only democracy etc.. You had better behave that way. Hubris has a way of shining an unwanted spotlight. It might be biased, but it isn't untrue !
Thousands gather in Kuala Lumpur for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit (AP)
from the article: A warning signal from the UN