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, October 16, 2012

Penang vs Selangor: Water privatisation vs piratisation

According to Koon Yew Yin, Penang has shown how water could be privatised according to results-driven and performance-oriented objectives. More: http://www.freemalaysiakini2.com/?p=51472

It is a wonder how Penang could achieve this commendable feat during 1999 and 2002 while under BN rule; yet soon after, water privatisation was more of a piratisation in Selangor, despite having a role model to emulate from. Perhaps due credit should be given to Gerakan state leaders for standing up for the people of Penang on this particular issue. In the case of Selangor, then Umno MB, Khir Toyo had a free hand to create  greedy cronies in Rozali Ismail and associates, which resulted in a massive Rm6.4 billion debt by 2008.

To cover up, Selangor state BN has resorted to all kinds of spin in the mainstream media to create artificial water shortages in order to discredit Pakatan state administration. The latter has endeavoured to undo some of the lop-sided contracts which will cripple state finances and/or cause hardship to its water consumers. Instead of helping the people, the Federal BN government prefers to help its state opposition leaders to ensure the lop-sided contracts are maintained.


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