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, May 12, 2012

Is it 'once bitten, twice shy' for Malaysiakini?

I can confirm that I commented in Malaysiakini under their post headlined, 'PSC Chair slammed for pro-Lynas remarks' and it was not published. There were only 13 comments and it remained at that number, which is unusual. Though there was a notice:

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the fact that there are now fewer comments shows that Mkini is now more careful, having to apologise to ex-SC Chairman and her husband for an article which was not checked for accuracy.

In case, they are wondering about my 3-year subscription, it was a gift from my daughter, Cheng, in Maastricht. So in their record, there was no payment received from me, the user. But I still think this was not the reason for not publishing my comment.

Update on my comment:
I missed the vital point on Lynas is suing a news portal and others...

This is more likely to discourage Mkini, especially when Nades of The Sun was ordered to pay half a million in damages in another case.

Steven Gan takes my complaint seriously...
"As a rule, Malaysiakini does not censor comments posted by our subscribers unless they violate the terms of use as stated in our website - 'Please note that foul language will not be tolerated. Comments that include profanity, personal attacks, and anti-social behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be removed.'

 If you can send me the pseudonym which you use to post comments in Malaysiakini, I will personally investigate the matter."

"Yes, there could be a number of reasons why your comment did not go through. Should you have further problems, please do not hesitate to shoot me a note. "

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