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.)

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Diamond Jubilee: Flypast brings celebrations to an end

Last Sunday, we actually watched on television, Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee pageantry with 1000-flotilla on the River Thames, during and after dinner for four hours! It wasn't planned and we watched from one scene to another, bringing back memories of our years in Britain. It was like a virtual tour of London with familiar names like Westminster, Tower Bridge and Battersea, but with new structures like the London Eye.

My wife was there from 1968 until 1982 and yours truly from 1973 until 1981. To put it in perspective, by the time she left UK in 1982, her years there represented >40% of her lifetime then, and by the time I left UK in 1981, my years there represented >25% of my lifetime then. By now, her years in UK have been reduced to 21% and mine to 13%. So it is understandable that we took the opportunity to review London on another occasion of royal pomp and pageantry. The last one which we witnessed was the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977!

I missed last night's royal concert but clips can easily be found on Youtube and other websites. BBC's report on the finale of the Diamond Jubilee with a couple of video clips...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18327711

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