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.)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

6 years ago, Umno seemed invincible

I met Wong Chin Huat for the first time about six years ago, at Cheng's graduation ceremony in University of Essex. During the short discussion, I put forward to him that the political situation in Malaysia can change, though slowly, when Umno is isolated. I said that this will happen when it becomes unpopular to be associated with MCA and MIC, and then Umno.

Fast forward to March 2008 GE, the unprecedented success of Pakatan coalition parties caught even their leaders by surprise. Gerakan was routed in Penang and MCA was generally decimated, especially in Perak. Even MIC President lost his seat! What I had predicted or wished for came true. Now, Bersih 3.0 had proven to a certain extent the vulnerability of Umno at the next general elections. The show of support for the rally had indirectly highlighted the weaknesses of our electoral system and in a way, it has shown that with a clean and fair election, BN and its anchor party, Umno will be shown the door out. The internet has helped dissemination of information and the voters are better informed to form their own judgment.

According to a REFSA report by Galvin Wong, based on Dr. Ong Kian Ming's analysis of statistics of the last general election, Peninsula Umno received 28% of popular vote which was translated to 29% of Parliamentary seats, but given 64% of Federal ministries! (Besides the two top posts of PM and DPM), all key ministries which include Finance, Defence, Education and International Trade are Umno-controlled.

Another highlight was that Peninsula Umno's 28% of votes and 64% of Federal ministries were allocated 81% of national budget!

"Umno's dominance has stretched so far that other BN parties are unable to effectively represent those who voted for them."

More, with graphics, where that came from:

http://refsa.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/UMNO-5.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Domineering+UMNO+and+the+trivial+role+of+other+BN+parties&utm_content=Domineering+UMNO+and+the+trivial+role+of+other+BN+parties+Forward+CID_f893d1033e5ddc762b0c4796e2a92e46&utm_source=REFSA+Email+Marketing+App&utm_term=Read+more

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