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 29, 2012

Is it gut feeling or are we being alarmist?

With the BN, there is no shame nor guilt in being a bully (BN stands for Buli Nasional?) or being blatantly corrupt or just shooting themselves in the foot.

PM, DPM and other Ministers often make stupid  or different statements which are confusing to the people. We cannot take any statement at face value, regardless of the person making it, the source of information or the medium it was carried. We have to wait for further statements, to be sure, but then again we are likely to be more confused by contradictions and even lies.

But the recent rushing of various Bills of Parliament, way past midnight (which required the stopping of the clock!) when there were less than 50 MPs around, takes the cake. The unholy haste showed their malice. One of them, concerns website owners and even bloggers like me. Basically, they have changed the law to presume us guilty unless we can prove our innocence, which is a total reverse of our original law which presumes us innocent unless proven guilty. The only good thing (if we can call it as one) is that any unknown blogger will get instant fame as a result of being charged for any such offence. By then, reaching over a million visitors for a blogsite will be guaranteed!

Black day for Internet users:
http://english.cpiasia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2349:black-day-for-internet-users&catid=228:commentary&Itemid=196
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