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.)

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Tmnet service disruption... anything to do with Umno AGM?

Cannot help thinking being critical of Umno could be the reason why my tmnet internet connection was unavailable since Dec 1. No, that was being presumptuous. But the fact that they have cybertroopers waging a virtual war, denying internet service must be one of the easiest ways to cut out dissemination of criticisms during their conference.

According to TM call centre, there should be no problem in Batu Gajah, yet a friend and I were unable to connect. Don't know about others. The Malay lady who took my call just before 1.00 pm was patient enough to guide me through the settings of my modem which is not supplied by TM, via the browser using the address, but without success. At night, my call was passed to the technical side and a Malay man guided me through setting the IP address and DNS servers, also unsuccessful. I was promised a technician will come within 24 hours. I am still waiting. I vaguely remember being informed by the recorded message that the problem could last 2-3 days.

Anyway, recently I had similar problem and without the technician coming round, service was restored, which gave me the impression TM could allow or deny at will. This could be an effective way by the ruling coalition to control internet access during election campaigns. So it would be wise to have alternative service providers like Digi, Maxis or Celcom.

Dec. 2 evening, called up my friend and he said his internet connection was ok. I knew in a situation like this, it would have been better to have left things alone. What I have done could have upset the earlier correct settings. But to be honest, the settings were upset, so something had to be done... just that I am half-baked where this is concerned, and I tried again and again in order to learn something out of it.

Well, I managed to get connected using the cable instead of wireless, so that I could post this. Isn't this proof that what TM giveth, TM taketh, at will?

My mind is still thinking of a part of Muhyiddin's statement on TV: 'perjuangan Umno adalah demokratik... tanpa discriminasi...' or 'Umno's struggle is democratic... without discrimination...' If I am in the mood, I could list out a long list of blatant discrimination in terms of race, religion, political affiliation, and so on. But wouldn't you get tired after 54 years of the same claim when the leaders were doing otherwise? I also heard a Puteri speaker suggesting that opportunities be given to those present in the general assembly... what else is new?

Incidentally, just read Patrick's post with a long list of discrimination:

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