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, October 19, 2012

A bit on Tanah Rata history

I have seen a plaque on the front wall of a post office in Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, which commemorated its opening on June 25, 1956 by then Chief Minister of Pahang, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. He was to become our first Prime Minister just over a year later!

It was before Malaya's independence on August 31, 1957, which explains why Tunku's position was described as Chief Minister instead of Menteri Besar. This bit on our local history was overshadowed by someone's bad news.

Today, while window shopping in Tanah Rata, we met our Dutch friend who related to us how her 11-year old daughter was diagnosed with POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). It took them a year before the doctors discovered her rare condition. The mother said earlier, she even doubted her complaints and dismissed them as her excuses for not wanting to attend school. Based on present medical knowledge, it is incurable and strict diet and medicine could only alleviate her symptoms.

I did a quick search and found the following in Wikipedia:

"Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS, also postural tachycardia syndrome) is a condition of dysautonomia,[1] to be more specific orthostatic intolerance, in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate, called tachycardia. Several studies show a decrease in cerebral blood flow with systolic and diastolic cerebral blood flow (CBF) velocity decreased 44% and 60%, respectively.[2] Patients with POTS have problems maintaining homeostasis when changing position, i.e. moving from one chair to another or reaching above their heads. Many patients also experience symptoms when stationary or even while lying down.
Symptoms present in various degrees of severity depending on the patient. POTS can be severely debilitating. Some patients are unable to attend school or work, and especially severe cases can completely incapacitate the patient."
Over the years, we watched Joy grew from baby to her present age. Now she is debilitated by this dreadful health problem. So sad. We hope her health will improve despite all the pessimistic prognosis.

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