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.)

Monday, December 05, 2011

Much ado about Ngeh's tweet

His tweet message in full read: “Vel Pari & Zbry play race politics. Alrdy explained Hitam Zambry means illegal Zambry. Try to mislead Indians to cover his illegality. Indians nt as stupid as they think.”

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/12/03/ngeh-i-didnt-insult-indians/

Someone described it as a 'Freudian slip' which is 'an inadvertent mistake in speech or writing that is thought to reveal a person's unconscious motives, wishes, or attitudes'.

But I would give Ngeh the benefit of any doubt. Sometimes, we need to check in what language a person thinks. Very often, Malaysians think in their mother tongue or language first, then translate into English. A Cantonese is fond of saying, 'hei mou lei kum soh' ('he is not as stupid as you') or 'hei mou lei lum kum soh' ('he is not as stupid as you think'). In other words, he meant to say, 'They might think Indians are stupid, but they are not'.

I tried to find the post in Malaysia Chronicle by Dinesh, and if not mistaken, he took it as to imply 'so how stupid are the Indians?' See how easy it is to offend someone or race in Malaysia without even trying!


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