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.)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Unravelling the maze of Felda's listing

How many of us really understand what Felda is about, other than a vague idea that it was started by Tun Razak some 40 years ago, and to do with settlers willing to work and live in an agricultural environment?

With its much hyped, as well as much criticized, scheduled listing on Bursa Saham Malaysia, many have tried to explain and make it simple for us ordinary folks, especially the settlers who are the main stakeholders, to understand and hopefully accept the proposal. As usual, we have the opportunistic promoters of the listing spinning about 'durian runtuh' for the settlers, and the critics who tried to prevent the settlers from being cheated with immediate gains and forgoing a lot. As is typical of such mega proposals, regardless of who really gains, we can be sure the merchant bankers will improve their bottom lines and other professionals involved will be laughing all the way to the bank.

We must accept the fact that sometimes we get more confused by over simplification, wrong interpretations and inaccuracies. For example, acres instead of hectares could mean less than half of what it actually is. But facts like the land being leased from the government for 99 years at an incredibly low rate of Rm700 per hectare per year are clear enough and will certainly make us envious as to how easy it is for political leaders to enrich themselves with the power in their hands.

Hopefully, as more and more are written about it, we will be able to say with certainty that we fully understand what it is all about and discuss it with confidence and clarity even in coffee shops.

Felda Listing Game Explained! IPO Price May Drop!!

After spending the last couple of days pouring over the FELDA IPO listing document, we can finally piece together this entire deal and reveal the true secrets that are being with held from the public.

Ok, there is a lot to cover, so lets get right to it

(lifted from the blogsite)

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