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.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Why would a student break an empty glass bottle on a public road?


It had happened before: the sound of broken glass as a bottle hit against the tarred road in front of our house. It was the same reaction when I got out of the house to check: a handful of students hanging around in front of our house under the shade of palm trees giving me the blank look. When I said I just heard it and they pointed to a direction and said the person just walked away! Either they were bluffing or they considered the act as something 'biasa' or normal. I wonder what went through the mind of a student who did that. Just for the thrill of a one-off sound of broken glass? The danger of those sharp-ended pieces could endanger anyone who walks along the road, especially at night. It never occurred to him that it was wrong to cause such danger to others? I have been picking up rubbish after them: food wrappers, discarded cigarette and match boxes, plastic bottles and so on. There is even a graffiti on our wall. What happened to all the Moral Studies taught in school? The school near us happens to be SMK Sultan Yussuf, Alma Mater of our Sultan, named after his father. But there is only this much I can complain about, anything more, we are like sitting ducks at the mercy of the students.
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2 comments:

Malcolm said...

I found your blog while trying to discover why young idiots smash bottles around Amsterdam where I live. Its constant for about 3 years now and getting worse. I even saw one fool smash a bottle in a childs playground while he was there with his own child! Its not just litter, it endangers particularly children. I can only assume they think its cool to do it because they know they shouldn´t and that makes them rebelious, or pathetic depending on your viewpoint. Good luck with your idiots, its way worse here.

Malcolm

KoSong Cafe said...

Malcolm, thank you for your comment. We will never be able to understand certain actions of people.

In our country, it is a pity we do not have proper bins for recyclable glass. Even when disposing broken pieces, I worry over them, in case scavengers get hurt while looking for things.