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.)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Is this how we prioritize news events?

Just before 8 pm, I switched on the television, which for some reason, would show TV1 every time, presumably by default setting. National Geographic was being shown which we watched for a while. Then, the 8 pm news on TV1 came on and the first item of headlines was about a group of 30 NGOs demonstrating, which by habit, I had already switched to NTV7 for the English news. I actually switched back to TV1 out of curiosity to find out what was it about, thinking it could be about the killing of kittens and the press conference by DAP representatives, Ean Yong and Teo Nie Ching. But it was about a group of demonstrators demanding Anwar to be subjected to DNA sampling in connection with the ongoing trial! By then, my wife said, 'Don't want to listen to all that rubbish, orchestrated by BN' and I switched back to NTV7.

NTV7 showed the latest news on the nuclear plants and the people after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan as expected. Soon after, Rosmah was shown giving advice to the people, which invariably gave the impression her wish to be in the spotlight.

I logged on the internet to check my emails, and then to my blogsite, and I saw this headline in Malaysia Today, 'Malaysian newspaper pokes fun at recent tsunami disasters':

"Local Malaysian newspaper Berita Harian published a caricature in their editor's column today that depicts the popular Japanese cartoon character Ultraman as trying to outrun an incoming tsunami.

By CNN iReport

The publication has received tremendous criticisms by readers, who accuse the editors as being "inconsiderate and distasteful". Several political leaders have even stepped out and demand a public apology, to which the editors promptly made on their publication's Facebook fan page."


Just found this link in Zorro unmasked (so I wasn't alone in feeling disgusted):

Just added this quote from S Dali:
"Imagine publishing Lat running away from a falling building cartoon just after the Highland Towers incident, thats what it feels like. Stupid, stupid ... its deplorable."

Just found this in Facebook, posted by Patrick Teoh as 'crap':

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