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
Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appears bright - until you hear them speak.

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?

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.)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

NFC viewed as breeding Protons

It is scary to think of National Feedlot Centre as our national cattle breeding centre which requires protection from market competition, and needing funds in the future to keep it going. The already high cost of breeding is a clear indication of another likely flop, because of political involvement and because projects did not go to those with experience and capability. It happened in our car industry, and just about any industry or field we can think of.

There are cattle breeders crying out for suitable land, and have to resort to encroaching on oil palm estates. Would it not be better if such projects were given to those with the necessary experience and interest than those with political connections?

Selling cattle to own restaurants at a discount seems a bigger version of using cattle meant for breeding, for occasional kenduris instead. The objective was to breed more cattle, not fulfill the needs of own restaurant or family occasions.

I am also wary of 1Malaysia Shops which seem to go against market forces, with unfair competition propped up by public funds. I am just guessing, but I cannot imagine shops could just come on with cheap prices, especially without track record, if not for government sponsorship. Unless well managed like Tesco, the initial setup costs and high overheads will likely to kill them off, unless propped up later.

Just what I guessed! : Rm40 million subsidy and yet prices higher at 1Malaysia shop
http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=22636:rm40mil-subsidy-and-yet-prices-higher-at-1malaysia-shop&Itemid=2
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