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.)

Friday, July 06, 2012

Are you somebody?


When I first read this statement, I was reminded of someone I know. In fact, any of us could have been guilty of being this somebody who always think that somebody else should have done this or that. But this person is more so because he is a loud speaker but lacks action. For those who cannot understand Bahasa Malaysia or English, I can understand their reluctance to go into a government department or company's office, but a retired teacher? Even with a telephone number given to him, he would rather expect someone else to do it instead. For all the criticisms of any government policy and implementation, he would not put his name to any petition which complains of it, because he thinks the politicians should be the ones who should be open about their opinions. But how would the government leaders know if everybody leaves it only to politicians? We have seen how effective the internet has been as alternative news providers and platforms for people to voice their opinions, which are largely left out of mainstream media. A lone voice, together with many others, could form a formidable chorus which the leaders cannot simply ignore. Just like in an examination, unless what the student knows has been written down, the examiner wouldn't know that. Let's hope more and more of us would voice out our opinions so that the politicians would respond accordingly.
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