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.)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Star and Perak

The change was subtle. Slowly but surely, Perak is now the centre of Star attention. Otherwise, how could we figure out the rationale of Metro (as in local) news divided into Central, North, South & East, and Perak? Sawarak has its own section but not Sabah.

We used to be able to read much more on Penang, but now with Metro Perak, we get more Perak news at the expense of Penang. The fact that Star is owned by MCA, the decision could only be political.

Penang is ruled by Pakatan's DAP, so any news is likely to publicize political opponents. Perak was grabbed by BN, with the 'able' leadership of Najib, who did what Tajol Rosli could not, within months of taking over Umno state chief post from him. Now that Pakatan cannot wait to win back Perak at the next polls, BN has to give more prominence to the state which is under their control to ensure continuity. There are many people who are really 'tulan' with Najib for the grab, and they feel he must be taught a lesson. We cannot easily forgive nor forget such arrogance and abuse.

If the decision was not political, Selangor should similarly be given a Metro Selangor, given its being the most strategic state status. But how can? Selangor, like Penang, is under Pakatan's PKR rule. There is no such thing as free publicity for political opponents, especially with BN, which is known for being outright unfair in not providing oil royalties to Kelantan and Trengganu when it was under PAS, and development funds to opposition MPs and ADUNs.

I am not sure if it is welcome by others, Metro Perak has more news on Batu Gajah, with prominence to MCA politicians. These are likely to be candidates for the next election.

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