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.)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Last year's award-winning environmental photo

By CARL STROUD Published: 27 Oct 2011

CLUTCHING each other close, these two brothers cling to the very edge of survival on the fringes of a filthy rubbish dump.

This stark image, taken in Kathmandu, Nepal, has come top in the Environmental Photographer Of The Year competition.

Wearing just a filthy jumper the youngest lad seeks a moment's respite from his dismal surroundings in the arms of his elder sibling.

The pair – unwashed and caked in grime – are forced to scour the stinking site day-in day-out to unearth anything they can resell for money.

It's a dreadful existence barely comprehensible to most in the Western World. And one that touched Hong Kong-based photographer Chan Kwok Hung deeply. He said: ""The photo was taken in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and is of two children who lived nearby to the junkyard with their grandmother. Every day they searched the junkyard for something useful that they can resell for money so they can buy food. If they don't find anything their grandmother blamed them seriously."

The snapper come top in the competition which received 10,000 entries from 105 nations. And he's hopeful it can make a difference. “I'm so proud that I am the winner of the Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition,” he said. "This award is very important and meaningful to me because I can share my photo to the world."

The judges heaped praise on Chan for the way he depicted the effect on humans environmental damage causes. "This is a very graphic image that captures the human impact of homelessness," said judge and Chairman of the UK Environmental Agency, Lord Smith.
Elsewhere among the winning, runner-up and highly commended entries include further frames that show the stark reality the impact industry has on the environment.

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