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 appear 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.)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Play on words can be so funny


Though it is obvious to those who listen to Beatles, I bet there are others who would not appreciate the above joke. Well, the original lyrics goes: 'Something in the way she moves, Attracts me like no other lover...'

Patrick Teoh pointed out the following in Facebook...


I'm sure foreign tourists would be wondering what the sign means. Well, 'koc' is being used to mean and pronounce as 'coach' in Bahasa Malaysia. The sign was meant to describe this particular 'coach is reserved for women only'. But to an English-speaking foreigner, they would pronounce it as 'cock' and when he looks further into BM to English translation, it becomes obscene, doesn't it?

Some BM spellings must have been really confusing to foreigners in Malaysia. At fuel service stations, 'Air' is actually 'water' in BM, and 'air' in English is shown as 'Angin' in BM! Elsewhere, 'cat' is actually 'paint' in BM, while the household pet 'cat' is known as 'kucing' in BM.

But Malaysians are also known to be disobedient. Besides, putting rubbish next to a sign forbidding it, the following is either open defiance or just being recalcitrant...


Rules are being bent to allow such trading so as to encourage entrepreneural initiative which otherwise seems lacking. Wouldn't it be better to take off the sign than to appear to condone illegal activity or practising favouritism?
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