Malaysia is fond of painting Thailand as the bogeyman which isn’t credible at all…The reality is that Thais broadly believe that the country’s electoral procedures are actually good…They believe that when their names are at their polling booths, the confidentiality of their votes will be maintained; they are able to complain if their names are missing and there won’t be any electoral violations like the stuffing of ballot boxes at the eleventh hour.

– Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch’s Deputy Director for Asia, quoted in Stephanie Sta Maria, “Crackdown on BERSIH sets alarm bells ringing abroad“, Free Malaysia Today, 2 July 2011.