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.)

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Robert Kuok a crony of Dr M? Nah...

Ananda Krishnan and Vincent Tan definitely. But Robert Kuok became richest man despite not being a crony of Dr. Mahathir. At one time, he lent his name (sent his trusted man, Oh Bak Kim) to MCA's Multi-Purpose Holdings Bhd when it lost its bearing, so that investors could regain confidence in the company. Such was his reputation as a shrewd and much respected businessman.

According to Li Xiang Lan, "Robert Kuok never asked for favours from any Prime Minister from the Tunku up to Tun Hussein Onn though he knew them very well. The Kuoks lived in Jalan Mohd Amin JB; and to this day, the house is still there. Robert Kuok would never listen to Mahathir, the only person in the whole wide world he would consult before embarking on a project was his mother. "

"... At one time he bought over the old site of the Great World (an amusement center near River Valley Singapore). He wanted to develop it and submitted plans to the Singapore Govt which imposed very high fees on his project. He abandoned the project, and moved all his Singapore operations to Hong Kong and China.

One year Deng Xiao Peng paid a visit to Singapore, and LKY invited Deng to an official dinner. Deng had one request to LKY to invite Robert Kuok to join. LKY did just that, and Robert Kuok flew in the same day to join the dinner.

Such is the man Robert Kuok who was respected by de facto Leader of The People's Republic of China.

Robert Kuok has lost confidence of the land of his birth, sold much of his holdings in Malaysia and found greener pastures in other countries like China, Indonesia. ..."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Chinese Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok made his money in sugar, palm oil, shipping and property. And he did share his point of view on how to make money during Kuok Group’s 60th Anniversary called “Robert Kuok Hock Nien notes on the past sixty years”, read it at: