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

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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.)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A burqa case in Australia

"This is one of the big news items on tonight’s news over here. The woman in the burqa [tudung and veil] was pulled over by the police because she was a “P” plate, (provisional) driver and the plates weren’t displayed correctly.

He asked her for her license and asked her to remove her burqa so that he knew it was her license.

She then accuses him of being racist and that the only reason he pulled her over was because she was wearing a burqa. She then tells him he will be sorry and that she would take him to court.

Then she contacted the media and says that he was very racist and touched her burqa and she was intimidated by him. However, luckily for the policeman the police car’s video camera was operating and it was all caught on film.

She has now been charged and supposedly is going to be jailed for 6 months.

The judge said she was the racist one. Now her solicitor is saying it wasn’t her who made the complaint but someone else in a burqa.

They are now saying she shouldn’t go to jail as she has 7 children.



Who's the racist? said...

I think this is going to be the first of many similar cases to come. The law is the law. Send her to jail if she was indeed the guilty one.

Anonymous said...

So now every one can commit a crime in a burqa and say it's not her but some one else? throw the book at her!

abdullah wan said...

the burqa will hide the face and whole body. Maybe there is a man inside? A terrorist?

BH said...

KS, is this a true story? Gives the muslims a bad name if it is. She is not helping to build understanding between the muslims and the non-muslims.

KoSong Cafe said...

BH, I did not expect anyone to ask for proof! The forwarded email included a link to the video which I tried to view but without success, which I presumed it was taken off. Unfortunately, I have deleted the email after posting the gist of it in my blog.