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.)

Friday, April 27, 2012

TIPS for Bersih 3.0 participants

1) Bring a small but thick towel (to cover your nose and mouth from tear-gas.)
2) Wear long pants and long sleeve shirt (to protect your body from tear-gas stings...)
3) Bring a small packet of fine salt (salt is an effective antidote against the stings...)
4) Don't open your mouth (as the tear-gas can enter your mouth and cause you to cough badly)
5) Don't wait for the gas to reach you.
6) Wear jogging shoes...
7) Carry an umbrella
8) Carry a bottle of water and your camera.
9) Don't bring your children 
10) Stay away from the frontline...
11) Lastly, go early. (At least 2 hours earlier...

Finally, there is the Unit Amal (PAS Security Unity) to protect participants. They are highly disciplined, well mannered and trained volunteers. I was impressed by them. They were there to ensure a peaceful assembly and so were the frontliners, to protect the protestors from the police as well as to protect the police from the protestors. If you want to burn a flag, they will stop you. If you want to throw a stone, they will stop you. If thugs want to attack you, they will stop them. They are the peacekeepers, there to ensure peace. It's great to have them around. They may be in uniform or they may not. In Bersih 1.0, they were in red. In Bersih 2.0, they were not because of the police crackdown, but they were there in the crowd nonetheless. Look carefully and you may spot them.

(I have heard about them and seen them in action, and I think they are commendable.)


1 comment:

CLY said...

I saw pictures of the barricade at Dataran Merdeka. They have put up RAZOR WIRE, a more dangerous version on barb wire. This will cut and slice anyone who falls into it and to pieces if they struggle. It will make great headline story all over the world if an unfortunate accident occurs.
Please anyone who is reading this Twitter to Ah Jib to say that he is responsible for putting up the Razor Wire.