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 appears 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.)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Paradise lost for Tunku Aziz?

Truth be told, I find the story about John Milton in this article more interesting...
http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/guest-columnists/49294-paradise-lost-for-tunku-aziz

Here we go again, discussing and arguing about a well known Malay who had joined DAP and given a top post in the party, who spoke against party's policy in support of Bersih 3.0, not once, but twice just in case you missed it.

That his senatorship which is due to expire at the end of this month was not renewed, was immediately taken as punishment for going against the party. I am just wondering if it was deliberately made known publicly for the purpose, especially with the mention of appointment of two others as new senators, to show that action had to be and was taken against him. Otherwise, wouldn't it be better not to publicize the matter? The mainstream media was quick to take advantage by providing publicity and the public perceived it as another in-fighting within a Pakatan party. In Shahrizat's case within Umno, they made it look like resignation even though it would have taken effect within days, a fact which was found to be spinning.

I think the question of freedom of speech in relation to abiding by party's rules and regulations will be a subject of contention as long as there are individualists who are members of the party. There is a limit to how much a party can accept as an individual's freedom of speech, as well as a limit to how much an individual can keep quiet in the face of issues which are deemed important to him or her. To the public and voters, most would prefer people's representatives (MPs and ADUNs) be allowed to speak out according to their conscience instead of keeping quiet just to toe party line. But this is difficult where there are rules to follow and enforce, hopefully without fear or favour.

Even as a small fry, I feel it necessary to dissociate from the party so that I can post anything I like in my own blog without having to answer to anyone. It is also to prevent damaging the image of the party for any nonsense which I posted. To borrow a quote from Shakespeare, 'It is not that I love DAP less, but I love my individual freedom more.'


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