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.)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

By analogy, CSL is saying Najib is a coward...

for not accepting a challenge to a debate from Anwar?

I have just watched NTV7's news in English at 8 pm. in which Chua Sr. was shown at a press conference, defending his son, Chua Tee Yong for not accepting Selangor MB's representatives' challenge to a debate. He criticised Khalid for not turning up to face his son, Chua Jr.! The viewers were shown a chair (with big letters) reserved for Khalid, to highlight his absence.

Who is Chua Tee Yong to challenge Selangor MB to a debate? Even though he is a Deputy Minister at federal level, everybody knows how he got his present post. If not for his sex scandal, Dr Chua would not have handed his entitlement (as President of MCA) to a ministerial post (although a lesser one) to his son on a platter. I am convinced Chua Jr. is making full use of the biased msm in their favour, to discredit Selangor Pakatan government. He was not at all interested in the truth nor in a debate. Tony Pua, Dr. Zulkefly, William Leong and Faekah were ready but Chua Jr. insisted he will only debate with the MB, who happened to be in Bangkok! That was how obviously conceited and arrogant for a junior deputy minister. If he was at all interested in the details, he should have debated with anyone in order to get to the truth. The public would have been given a chance to judge from the debate as to who is more credible.

To be fair, our national television channels should have given equal coverage to Pakatan's version...




In another part of the evening news, DPM said Selangor Pakatan's decision not to hold the state election at the same time as the GE, shows their lack of confidence. He thinks the reason for delaying the state election is to have a second chance in case Pakatan lost more parliamentary seats in Selangor. I wish Selangor would have the state elections at the same time just to prove them wrong. It might be futile to expect any corrections to dubious voters' registration. If the people's sentiments are strongly in favour of Pakatan, nothing can stop them winning.

Update on Sep. 14 : Who says my son not fit to debate MB Khalid? - Soi Lek
http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=40962:who-says-my-son-not-fit-to-debate-mb-khalid-soi-lek&Itemid=2

Dr Chua referred to his debate with Lim Guan Eng as an example of himself, a nobody against Lim, a Chief Minister. But this only goes to prove Lim's sporting spirit. I am also inclined to believe that opposition leaders chose to accept challenges to debate publicly (esp. with live television coverage) because of their lack of exposure in the mainstream media. I can still remember during the debate, Dr Chua was referred to as President of MCA and Lim, Secretary-General of DAP. Any mention of Lim as CM of Penang, was only in passing.
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