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.)

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Just when I thought KTM could be relied on...

I had taken a few train rides recently between BG and KL, on the normal trains as well as the newer ETS. I experienced delays using the old service twice from KL, which I attributed to more stops (train coming from Singapore) and once because of technical fault. I decided to switch to ETS, thinking it had proven to be efficient during the couple of times since I switched to it. Then, for the first time I experienced the train halted before reaching Rawang, owing to 'signal problem' which fortunately lasted only 15 minutes. Just weeks after that, I read in the papers that a ETS train stopped for more than 2 hours because of electricity outage near Tapah, and there was a picture of a diesel engine towing the electric train! In other words, electric train is of no use, without electricity! So simple to understand, yet it showed how vulnerable the service is to the availability of electric supply.

My wife planned to take the ETS to KL Sentral, and then to KLIA on a trip to visit our daughter in Dubai. Even though her sister in KL who will be on the trip offered to pick her from KL Sentral to go together to KLIA, she bought the ticket. When I told her about the delay in Tapah, she said that sometimes one has to be optimistic. Anyway, since my son is coming to visit us, he has offered to drive her to KLIA! This was before the latest blow to KTM train service as a result of a bomb hoax! I am wondering who would want to sabotage KTMB or was it just a prank by one or more students during school holiday. It must have been costly to KTMB, having to refund to passengers besides providing alternate transport, but more so in terms of the bad publicity on the lack of reliability as a result of the delays.

The Star: Over 1,000 passengers stranded at stations due to false alarm
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/12/2/nation/10017027&sec=nation
Link

No comments: