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 05, 2012

A political joke... relatively speaking...

An aide to the former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim visited the Imam of the surau at Permatang Pauh.

He told the Imam that Anwar Ibrahim would be attending the next day's prayer service, and he asked if the Imam would kindly point out Anwar to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling
Anwar a saint.

The Imam replied, "I don't think so. I don't really like the man, and there are issues of conflict with the religion over some of Anwar's views."

Anwar's aide then said, "Look, I'll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 to your Surau if you'll just tell the congregation you see Anwar as a saint."

The Imam thought about it and said, "Well, the Surau can use the money, so I'll work your request into tomorrow's sermon."

As Anwar's aide promised, Anwar Ibrahim appeared for the Friday worship and seated himself prominently at the forward left side.

As promised, at the start of his sermon, the Imam pointed out that Anwar Ibrahim was present.

The Imam went on to explain to the congregation, "While Anwar Ibrahim's presence is probably an honour to some, the man is not numbered among my personal favourites. Some of his most egregious views are contrary to tenets of the religion, and he tends to flip-flop on many other issues..... He also has a reputation for shirking his Parliamentary obligations both in Kuala Lumpur, and in Permatang Pauh. The man is simply not to be trusted."

The Imam concluded, "But, when compared with Prime Minister Najib, Anwar Ibrahim is a saint ."


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