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 appear 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.)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rm100: With compliments from MCA

This morning, at breakfast in Pusing, our group of retirees were discussing about the Rm100 which MCA will distribute to its senior members. Suddenly, each of those life members was eager to find out if he was eligible, with some wondering whether without their membership cards, they could claim as well. One even wondered if their branch still exists, after such a long lapse of inactivity. One of them asked another, 'These days, what is Rm100 to you?' Another suggested visiting a China girl and tell her, 'This is with compliments from MCA!'

Anyway, it is good that political parties, state governments and even federal government are competing to win over the hearts of the young and the old, benefiting the people in general. But of course, it depends on our financial capability, and hopefully not out of borrowings just to please the voters before a general election.

I listened to a Youtube clip of YB Nga Kor Ming's speech in Bahasa Malaysia and among other things, it seems Pakatan proposed to pay out Rm1,000 annually to each senior citizen, if they were to take over the federal government! Wouldn't that be nice? Before anyone asks whether the government is able to afford such generosity, I believe it is possible if there is good governance, no leakages and wastage. It is all a matter of changing our priorities from rewarding cronies with large sums of public funds to rewarding more of those really in need.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a good move by MCA. After this MIC, GERAKAN, PPP and all components parties in BN will follow suit, not wanting to be left behind in dishing out goodies so that (hoping) people will vote for them in the next GE 13. Well, "RAKYAT" --- 'BAGI KITA AMBIL, BILA PANGKAH JANGAN BAGI PADA BN. How about it..?