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.)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Emails: when in doubt, delete!

Once bitten twice shy comes to mind. Having my computer system attacked by viruses taught me to be extra cautious before opening emails.

After my Yahoo email account had been hacked, I am now uncertain whether I am using the genuine one! I used to have a security seal before I logged in, but now it is without. I had my password changed but would this affect it, as in omitting it altogether? If so, I had been using one (with the seal) which was already under someone's control long before! The reason for my doubts is because the security feature (similar to the seal or logo) with a bank remains regardless of my re-installed computer system. The only difference is the one from the bank is one of several which I selected from, while the one in Yahoo was one of my own creations.

Last night, I received an email from LinkedIn which require logging in to see who else I might know are with them. As I was about to key in my password (in fact I wasn't sure I could remember it because every time they sent me updates without it), I remember about the warnings on request for passwords.

I have been receiving regularly, an email supposedly from a friend, from Fanbox. Those are likely to be spams. If I were to add all those lottery winnings from all over the world, I think I could be richer than Warren Buffet! Out of the blue, widows of former generals or wealthy men in countries never visited by me or even unheard of, managed to find me to help them sort out their problems with their local banking rules which prevent them from receiving huge sums left in their late husbands' estates. Some lonely females too, managed to select me to be their escorts in case they visit Malaysia! How not to feel egoistic with all these fan mails?

Update on July 13:


Anonymous said...

Ah,dont worry about spam.i've read a blog from Mrs.Marina Mahathir claimin that,thats her only real blog that she owned n denying d other blog was hers.mind answering this questions?

KoSong Cafe said...

If Anonymous is the same person asking me whether I am Marina in an earlier post, I am puzzled as to where have I been trying to pretend to be her? It is such an open question and without specific reference, I have no idea what he or she is referring to. Surely when Marina wrote about somebody impersonating her, she was not referring to me!