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.)

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Sense of lawlessness and being paranoid about security

My son sent me this with a comment, 'kesian'... since we know Chin Huat as Cheng's senior in University of Essex and met him at her graduation ceremony in 2006...

My comment in Malaysiakini:

How are we to advise people on safety? A man who is young and fit like Chin Huat cannot feel safe anymore. Canny Ong, with mother and sister waiting, while she went to drive the car from car park within Bangsar Shopping Complex, was kidnapped and killed later. A daughter, jogging with her father who happened to be just a few minutes ahead of her, was kidnapped and killed. In other words, if you are a man, you should not jog alone. But if a girl, even if you were with your mum or dad, makes no difference.


1 comment:

Heinz Rainer said...

I was warned when spending time in KL. Muggings have become rampant. One peddler was killed on the underpass linking KL park with the center behind Post office.
The problem seems - according to sources in KL - too many immigrants from neighboring countries.
Go on a Sunday and see the shopping malls.
If the living standards for the poor and underprivileged keep on declining crime rate will go up.
We must ask politicians of what is being done to tackle the problem.
Similar problems can be found in other developing nations, Malaysia is not alone.