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.)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

TV3/4 continues with the lies and people will believe?

Normally I had to switch to Nightline for the English news at midnight. What was shown invariably will raise my blood pressure.

MCA's Chua Tee Yong's 'Rm1 billion scandal' expose on Selangor state government was shown again! ... despite all the facts which were available in Trinity's (ex-Talam) published accounts and relevant state documents in public domain, which were well explained by PAS's Dr. Dzulkefly and DAP's Tony Pua. The 'Rm1 billion' figure dwindled to an alleged overpayment of Rm42 million by Selangor state, but the best part was that Tony Pua is confident he could prove that it was in fact underpayment instead! But an hour ago, TV3 showed again the video clip of the press conference by Chua and some other MCA men a couple of days ago. If this is not propaganda, I do not know what is.

Tun Dr. Mahathir was shown to have been selected for an international award, and when asked, said something that it was wrong to use public funds for own purposes! This was clearly to add effect to the so-called Rm 1 billion scandal alleged by Chua.

Then we have PM Najib who was cynical about those who earlier opposed Felda's listing but were shameless in receiving what was given. Does it mean those who opposed should forgo what was due? Dato Ariff Sabri and others have been criticising the way it was carried out, which effectively sidelined the settlers and employees into receiving only some 5.5% of the shares (each making pittance), while other well connected people made millions from the first day of listing. I cannot help but feel cynical when the PM (who is responsible for this and other abuses) criticised others for not keeping their promises! It reminds me of the secret deal between Anwar and Najib as pointed out by John Malott:
So who was the naughty boy then?

July 12 update, with a quote from Rom Nain:

"Many of our politicians, I think, share this misconception that they are so darn smart and can deliver flippant comments, inane lines and get away with it.

In the pre-Internet days, this probably would have been true. Then newspapers, radio and television were virtually the only sources of news.

Hence, they could lie through their teeth, say nasty things about every being under, yes, the hazy Malaysian sun, and get away with it all."

Perceptions and deceptions

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