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

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?
Corruption is 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, December 05, 2011

Dr Ng Yen Yen barking up the wrong tree

'Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the minister was always ‘‘blaming him’’ for the project dubbed ‘Kancil Carpark’ although it was approved under the previous state government.

Lim said upon approval, the project was handed over to the Public Works Department (JKR) and then to PDC Consultancy for the design....'

'Meanwhile, Lim reiterated that the contractor for the car park was appointed by the federal government.

The car park, he added, was designed by PDC Consultancy, which was merely a sister company of the state's development arm, the PDC.

“Who is the chair or PDC Consultancy? It is not Lim Guan Eng but Rosli Jaafar. When this project was carried out, I was not informed about it at all,” he said.

Rosli has since resigned from his post and is currently attached to another agency.

“Only when it was completed and did not obtain a certificate of occupation, was I informed about it,” Lim added.

Lim said he was not informed about the progress of the project because it did not involve the state government or PDC.

He clarified that he did not hold any position in PDC Consultancy, which was why he was never referred to and was never asked to provide approval for the car park project.

“I have never signed a single document (related to the project),” he added.'



CLY said...

Barking up the wrong tree. Maybe this phrase is not apt on a lady as it does have a negative connotation. A dog barks and being female makes her a b*t*h?

KoSong Cafe said...

It was just a common English expression.

According to Wikipedia: 'Barking up the wrong tree is an idiomatic expression in English, which is used to suggest a mistaken emphasis in a specific context. The phrase is an allusion to the mistake made by dogs when they believe that have chased a prey up a tree, but the game may have escaped by leaping from one tree to another. The phrase means to mistake one's object, or to pursue the wrong course to obtain it.

In other words, "if you are barking up the wrong tree, it means that you have completely misunderstood something or are totally wrong."

I can honestly say I did not have what you mentioned in mind.