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 appear 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.)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pakatan's Shadow Cabinet... any suggestions?

If it is not forthcoming, sooner or later, someone somewhere would come up with a suggested list...

Pakatan's 'shadow cabinet' list

Well, like it or not, that was a good start, and we can be sure there will be much criticisms over the choices made. The good thing is that it is only a suggested list and the feedback from others would enable fine-tuning of choice by Pakatan leaders. It will be a good test to see reactions from those proposed, to know whether they like the positions suggested. It will be a good time for them to think more carefully and decide whether they wish for a federal or state position. We have seen how some senior MPs felt left-out when their younger, or even newbies ( first-time state assemblymen) were selected as state Exco members. These positions are actually state ministers with perks like official car and driver to go with the powerful positions in each state. Ridiculous it might have been, Jelapang assemblywoman, who was sidelined for an Exco post and therefore not entitled to an official Camry, got much more than she bargained for, when her decision to jump ship was personally welcomed by PM Najib in his infamous grab of Perak state.

It can be a difficult position for a senior MP to decide (if he or she had to make a choice) whether to continue as an MP (if re-elected) and hope to be selected as a federal minister (if Pakatan won the GE which is rather chancy), or opt to stand for a state seat and hope to be an Exco member if the state was won by Pakatan.

For a less serious suggested list...
Where is Pakatan's Shadow Cabinet? Here is our choice.

Update June 25: Criticisms from Zefry Dahalan...
Pakatan's shadow cabinet: A rush job?

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