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.)

Friday, September 07, 2012

This is being optimistic

The other day, I mentioned to a couple of friends who are into buying 4-D lotteries. In West Malaysia, there are 3 companies offering 4-D, plus other lotteries every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition, there are occasional Special Draws on Tuesdays. Therefore, if anyone has a 4-digit number which he thinks is likely to strike, he has to buy the same number at all the 3 different outlets. Usually, a punter has more than one set of numbers, and also likely to buy more than the minimum Rm1 for each.

Anyway, for anyone buying 4-D numbers for Saturday, he is likely to include the same sets of numbers for Sunday as well. I suggested to my friends that if they really have faith in their choice of numbers for Saturday, then they should not buy the same for Sunday at the same time. To me, it is being defeatist and pessimistic even at the time when they should be optimistic and full of hope.

The other day, someone was relating an incident about an octogenarian lady who wanted her equally old husband to accompany her to the toilet. Her relative commented that she should have brought her walking stick as she had earlier suggested. Her reply was most surprising: 'The walking stick is for old people!' Now that was really something which reflected her optimism and feeling young at heart!

Coming to politics. DAP's advisor, YB Lim Kit Siang has asked a number of times, for firm commitment from Umno that they will honour the election results of the forthcoming General Election if Pakatan Rakyat were to win, and that they will hand over power peacefully. His concern is real, and I am sure many peace loving people feel the same, especially when there were already incidents which reveal the unsporting spirit of the ruling coalition in trying to hang on to power. In a way, Pakatan leaders in general, and LKS in particular, must be feeling very optimistic about their chances of winning the GE and forming the next federal government.

http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2012/09/07/challenge-to-najib-and-mahathir-to-make-public-commitment-umno-will-peacefully-effect-transition-of-federal-power-after-13ge/

For all the hype about 'Janji ditepati' on National Day, Najib has failed to commit himself to this simple but very vital promise. If there is no promise, then he has nothing to fulfill, which must be his excuse. But what a letdown by the incumbent PM.
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