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.)

Monday, May 07, 2012

It looks like PJ, it feels like PJ, but it is KL lah!

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According to NST,

Khalid registered as an elector on Jan 1, 1985, using Jalan 16/2, Section 16, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, as his address.
When keying in the information contained in the registration form, the EC officer had placed him in locality "Jalan 16/2" under the state constituency of N.34 Bukit Gasing and the parliamentary constituency of P.105 Petaling Jaya Selatan.
This was based on the address given in the registration form without recognising the fact that on the ground, locality "Jalan 16/2" comes under the Federal Territory, with Jalan Datuk Abu Bakar as the official boundary between the Federal Territory and Selangor.
Hence, the locality "Jalan 16/2" where Khalid's house is located actually lies within the federal constituency of P.121 Lembah Pantai under the Federal Territory.
With the implementation of executive geographical information system (EGIS) in 2004, the EC discovered that the locality "Jalan 16/2" was placed in the wrong constituency.

Read more: 'Jalan 16/2 is in Federal Territory' - General - New Straits Times

Jalan 16/2 is in Federal Territory

Poor Khalid... having been Menteri Besar of Selangor for 4 years already, now he has discovered he should have been in Federal Territory constituency! I can still remember his 'Freudian slip' when campaigning as first time PKR candidate in Ijok when he mentioned at the end of his speech, 'Vote BN!'  That was probably the reason why he lost then.

Back to Election Commission's claim that what they have done was correct under the law.  As an ordinary citizen, wouldn't you be confused by all these 'mumbo jumbo'? In my case of 'unilateral change of address by EC'  in Perak, it was corrected later but it showed a serious system weakness in EC because of the ease anybody within had done it without even the registered voter asking for the change or even knowing it! Nobody was held accountable for such stealthy but serious breach of the electoral roll system.

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