How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Some Malaysian Initials and Acronyms

Malaysians are now very fond of saying 'apanama' when pausing to think of the right word to say. Tun Dr. Mahathir is well known for saying 'apanama' and it is supposed to be endearing. The reason for having to pause could be due to the many names coined by political leaders to make their policies more trendy and catchy, as advised by image consultants and the like. To make them more easily remembered, the use of initials and acronyms have resulted in many of us knowing them but unable to recall the original words from which they were formed! It does not help that Umno is better known using English initials than its Malay equivalent.

The following are a sample (some in Malay, some in English; some initials, some acronyms) which I have compiled from my recent reading:

ADUN Ahli Dewan Undang Negeri
AG Attorney General
AG Auditor General
ANGKASA Angkatan Koperasi Malaysia
ATM Automated Teller Machine
BN Barisan Nasional
BNM Bank Negara Malaysia
BSKL Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange)
BTS Build-Then-Sell
CCM Council of Churches Malaysia
DAP Democratic Action Party
DPM Deputy Prime Minister
EOC Equal Opportunities Commission
EPP Entry Point Projects
EQUINAS Equiti Nasional Bhd
ETP Economic Transformation Programme
FELDA Federal Land Development Authority
FIC Foreign Investments Committee
GDV Gross Development Value
GFI Global Financial Integrity
GTP Government Transformation Programme
IDEAS Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs
JAKIM Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Malaysian Islamic Development Department)
KHAZANAH Khazanah Nasional Berhad
KPI Key Performance Index
KWAP Kumpulan Wang Persaraan
KWSP Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (Employees Provident Fund)
MACC Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
MARA Majlis Amanah Rakyat
MAS Malaysian Airline System Bhd
MCA Malaysian Chinese Association
MEPS Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd
MIC Malaysian Indian Congress
MIDA Malaysian Investment Development Authority
MP Member of Parliament
MTAB Majlis Tertinggi Ajenda Bumiputera (Bumiputera Agenda Supreme Council)
NEAC National Economic Action Council
NEM New Economic Model
NEP New Economic Policy
NGO Non-Government Organization
NKEA National Key Economic Area
OCM Olympic Council of Malaysia
OKU Orang Kurang Upaya (Disabled person)
OPR Overnight Policy Rate
PAS Parti Islam Semalaysia
PEMANDU Performance Management and Delivery Unit
PETRONAS Petroliam Nasional Berhad
PERKASA Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia
PKR Parti Keadilan Rakyat
PM Prime Minister
PNB Permodalan Nasional Bhd
PPPA Printing Presses and Publication Act
PR Pakatan Rakyat
RAM Rating Agency of Malaysia
REHDA Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association
RMN Royal Malaysian Navy
SG Solicitor General
SRR Statutory Reserve Requirement
SSM Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (Companies Commission of Malaysia)
TERAJU Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera?
TSR Topside Structural Maintenance
UMNO United Malay National Organization
UUCA Universities and University Colleges Act
YAB Yang Amat Berhormat
YB Yang Berhormat



bayi said...

REHDA - Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association

KoSong Cafe said...

Thanks Bayi. I should know, but omission due to old age.