We are not Caucasians, we are Asians, and we wish to preserve our own national identity. So the Democracy we want is the kind that is most suitable for us and not an imitation of the Western model. As a sovereign nation no one should try to force us into a mould that is completely out of character with our people. The same holds true for human and civil rights .... Freedom for us does not mean licence, and rights bring along in its wake responsibilities and duties.