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.)

Monday, July 02, 2012

Comment in Malaysia Chronicle disappeared!

This morning I posted a first comment critical of Ali Rustam in MC and it was published. I have just checked and it has disappeared!
http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=35769:moving-up-or-running-off-i-would-love-to-move-to-federal-govt-ali-rustam&Itemid=2

Either it was taken off by MC editor or a BN cybertrooper managed to take it off (if so, well done!). I have not been commenting in websites which did not publish my comments, so this will be another one of those if it happens again. I find it better to give my two-cent's worth in my own blog (guaranteed to appear) and linked it to the article. I will try and recall what I have commented early this morning (just before 8 am).

Ali Rustam's decision to move to federal level (presumption of a Ministerial post) could be embarrassing if Pakatan were to win. This reminds me of the dispute by Gerakan leaders in Penang over who should be Chief Minister, and they were routed instead!


Earlier, Nizar has confirmed his decision not to stand for parliamentary seat and concentrate on winning Perak. In his case, unless Pakatan wins at federal level, he is just forgoing being MP for another term.


As for development in constituency under DAP in Malacca, BN has vested interests in doing so. First of all, it was to show their apparent generosity (even magnanimity?) in distributing development funds, but they actually had control of the funds despite it being won by opposition. It is a known fact that dishing out development contracts is BN's way of pleasing their local leaders, usually at higher costs than actual. This reminds me of a comment heard on a nomination day in Batu Gajah, Perak: 'What's so difficult about spending money? It is like being given money to go and buy things in the market.' I wish to add, 'and getting rich in the process.'


That was the gist of my comment which was deleted in MC. Of course, it is impossible for me to recall exactly what I had commented.
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