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

BN's Hit and Run to discredit Pakatan

The latest promise of an 'explosive' expose by MCA's Chua Tee Yong, of a 'Rm 1 billion scandal' involving the Selangor State government, turned out to be Rm300 million a day later, and then further reduced to Rm42 million of alleged over-payment for a piece of land. Now, Tony Pua is confident of proving that it was on the contrary: that the state has underpaid instead! http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/202857

BN-controlled mainstream media: mainly tv channels and newspapers, have been used to maximise damage to Pakatan and its leaders' reputation. They have the advantage of control of the media, and being the incumbent government, can choose to be selective in prosecution and harassment of the opposition while ignoring BN's wrongdoings. Any whistleblower is almost certain to be harassed too.

Rafizi's expose on NFC put him vulnerable under charges of offence under BAFIA. This is a clear-cut case of putting fear in whistle-blowers for disclosing banking information. Yet, the more serious offences under BAFIA rules for selling NPLs were not only ignored by Bank Negara, but given blanket approval by the Finance Minister!

Suaram's initiative to implicate our government's role in the Scorpene submarine deal, had seen the unusual action from the Companies Commission, supposedly to find out if there were any offence for an NGO registered as a company. It did not matter that the Registrar of Societies would have made it almost impossible to register one. But the raid (with a warrant not signed!) was almost comical. But most people would have guessed that the real motive was to find anything incriminating on the Scorpene affairs. I wonder why such actions are not considered an abuse of power by the power-that-be, when Anwar was convicted for something less serious before.

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, had his fair share of harassment, by local Umno leaders and their henchmen. His teenage son was not spared, and now his wife, a Malacca state assemblywoman.

Anwar Ibrahim and Lim Guan Eng seem to be competing for the title of 'Most harassed' politician, at the rate the relentless publicity stunts were thrown at them.

But most people believe BN's abuse of the msm and the use of lies about Pakatan leaders' private lives are likely to backfire and make them stronger and more popular instead. People are getting tired of BN leaders' antics which really show their shallowness as politicians.
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