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.)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Senator and what it means to some

I can still remember years ago when a local politician was a senator and got into trouble, somewhere in the reports, 'senator' was used in his passport. At the time, I commented to a friend that being a senator is better recognized than being a Dato when you are overseas, especially in USA.

In Malaysia, political 'hasbeens' are likely to be appointed as senators, usually to enable them to be ministers. For those who failed to be elected or re-elected at the general elections, their important positions in the ruling coalition could not be ignored. Lately, turncoats who left the opposition and made the most contributions in terms of slandering Anwar are also rewarded with senatorship. This form of rewarding dubious politicians must be really turning our Upper House into a sanctuary of last resort.

During my recent trip to KL on ETS, there was a film 'Little Giants' shown. It was about football or rugby to us, and it was really hilarious. It involved two brothers in O'shea, one successful and another not so. Their sibling rivalry extended to the other brother forming another team to compete in order to see which team gets to represent the town. The idea came about because his daughter (Becky aka Icebox) was upset for not being selected. It was really a gathering of motley crew to be trained: tomboy, black boy who could never catch a ball (but who later at a critical moment in the match, managed to catch one when he imagined it to be a roll of tissue!), fat boy, nerd, weakling, and so on.

There were many hilarious moments, but the part which caught my attention was what the black boy said after being left out: 'I blew it at pro, now I have to settle for senate'!
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