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"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.)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Transformation indeed

Our PM is fond of the word 'transformation' and likes us to believe in his transform this or other. Yet, since under his watch, there was no change to the findings in our Auditor-General's Report on corruption, leakages and wastage on a ludicrous scale, without anyone found guilty of any wrongdoings.

Recent statements are bewildering too. Since more than 40 years ago, I had been wondering why political statements did not make sense, especially when leaders said one thing and they meant just the opposite; when a racialist party leader said his own party is not racist when their own party objectives and survival depend solely on protecting their own narrow interests. They still do...

Maclean Patrick's response to DPM Muhyiddin's statement...
http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23596:is-umno-racist?-ask-the-people-of-malaysia&Itemid=2

Then we have the Mamaks or Indian Muslims who are the strongest defenders of Malay rights! Tun Dr. Mahathir must be the best known, and I do not need to mention the others. But Dr. Chandra Muzaffar's latest statement seems so politically incorrect for someone who used to be known for his role in JUST. 'Malaysian Malaysia' goes against principles: Chandra'
http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/newscommentaries/45302-malaysian-malaysia-goes-against-principles-chandra

I cannot imagine how a Malaysian Malaysia which must be presumably for equality among the races could go against any good principles, unless the said principles must be inherently unfair. Was it because it was proposed by arch enemy, Lee Kuan Yew?

The first comment in Malaysia Today when The Star's news report was published:

'written by maxtone, November 27, 2011 22:21:53

Lee Kuan Yew has got no chance to practice "Malaysian Malaysia" so he mplemented "Singaporean Singapore" and Singapore is now a First World country with per capital GDP among the highest in the developed world. See the difference now, Nutty Dr.Chandra Muzaffar?

"Malaysian Malaysia" is all about fairness and equal justice to all, a society without fairness and equal justice to all is a doomed society. "Malaysian Malaysia" is definitely not about being extreme, too rigid, overly liberal or fanatical as Dr.Chandra trying to insinuate.

Basic rights of Malays and bumiputras in Sabah, Sarawak and what not, as provided for in the Federal Constitution are secondary compared to the fundamental rights accorded to all Malaysian regardless of race and creed in the Federal Constitution.

This Chandra guy is acting stupid and is up to no good.'

I leave it to my blog visitors to judge for themselves whether Malaysia is becoming a 'democrazy'.
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1 comment:

itikguy said...

Thumbs up!