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.)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Foregone conclusion by PSC on Lynas


"KUALA LUMPUR: Australia’s Lynas Corp  is set to clear the final hurdle for its delayed $800 million rare earths plant after Malaysian lawmakers asked the government to issue the miner a temporary operating license despite community safety concerns.
   
The recommendations of a six-member parliamentary committee will be debated later on Tuesday.
 
This will clear the way for Lynas to operate the plant in east Malaysia that is seen as key to breaking China’s grip on rare earths used in products ranging from Apple Inc’s  smartphones to Honda Motors’ hybrid cars.
 
The decision by the committee came after Malaysia last week dismissed an appeal by residents to scrap the plant on concerns of radiation leakage..."


Read more: PSC gives nod to Lynas - Latest - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/psc-gives-nod-to-lynas-1.96021##ixzz1yDRknO3j


Flashback...
March 17, 2012: Nine member PSC panel for Lynas...
"The committee to be headed by Higher Education Minister Khaled Nordin, would comprise four members of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), three from the opposition and one independent Member of Parliament..."
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/03/17/nine-member-psc-panel-for-lynas/

March 20, 2012: Pakatan Rakyat declines appointment...
http://bm.harakahdaily.net/index.php/headline/8958-pakatan-rakyat-tidak-akan-sertai-psc-lynas

At the time, I cannot help being prejudiced by the 5 BN out of 9 Members of Parliament to be appointed. Looking back, before they looked into the matter, the Chairman, Khaled Nordin had already spoke favourably for the project. Recently, his conduct as Higher Education Minister had been severely criticized for his unbecoming comment that those who were assaulted during their sit-in protest at Merdeka Square 'deserved it'; and for his role in denying PTPTN loans to Unisel students to hit back at Pakatan's proposal to have free higher education.

The sole so-called independent MP happens to be Zulkifli Nordin, who stood under PKR and now is chief critic of Anwar and his party. He is now into his last-ditch effort in scandalizing Anwar before his expiry date as an MP. That he would support Lynas was a given.

Personally, I think the matter is too important to be left to biased parliamentarians and Ministers. Why not have a referendum by those in and around Gebeng (including Kuantan), or even the whole of Pahang? This way, any future problems will be faced by those who opted for the project. For those who did not support, and if the referendum is for the project, then the most sensible thing to do is to move away from it.
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Anonymous said...

YIP KUM FOOK (MCA GOMBAK) WAJARKAH GELARAN DATUK DIGUGUR?

WAJARKAH GELARAN DATUK DIGUGUR?

Justeru itu adalah amat wajar gelaran datuk yang disandang oleh Yip Kum Fook digugurkan atau patus ditarik balik. Perbuatan Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak) merupakan satu penghinaan keatas gelaran datuk! .

Amat memalukan seorang yang bergelar datuk membuat kerja kotor sebegini!!. Ia satu kesalahan jenayah (sombong, tipu, fitnah dan kalau isteri orang). Mana mungkin seorang bergelar datuk terlibat dengan jenayah!! Rakyat Buddhisme supaya tidak mudah diperbodoh-bodoh dengan lakonan politik kotor dalam Kuil Buddha untuk mengaibkan individu tertentu. "Kita dijadikan 'penonton bodoh' yang seakan-akan merelakan apa sahaja watak yang mereka lakonkan".

"Politik kita memerlukan nafas baru dan dibersihkan dari golongan yang jijik dan kotor ini! Kita perlukan politik idea, bagaimana dan cara membangunkan umat dan rakyat agar hidup berdisiplin, bermaruah dan bertamadun. "Buddhisme melarang didedahkan aib peribadi yang tidak membabitkan kezaliman terhadap orang lain seperti zina, minum arak, berjudi dan seumpamanya (Five precepts) hendaklah ditutup semampu mungkin. "Tiada keperluan menubuhkan suruhanjaya khas bagi kes-kes maksiat peribadi. Ini hanya akan membazirkan harta rakyat,"