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, November 24, 2012

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched

The last general election was the most embarrassing for Gerakan, being incumbents and having lost the state government of Penang. Prior to the elections, there were open disagreement over who should be Chief Minister, a position taken for granted to be decided by the party!

With the impending GE13 (though date has not been fixed, Parliament will have to be dissolved by late April next year), PAS has shown their wish for their President, Hadi Awang, to be the Prime Minister if Pakatan won. This is certainly not in line with earlier agreement among the coalition partners that Anwar Ibrahim should be PM. Already, the BN-controlled mainstream media had made full use of the disagreement to give the impression that Pakatan is in disarray. It was likened to be that of counting the chickens before they are hatched. If PR lost because of this, the only saving grace would be that they were only challengers and not incumbents, unlike Gerakan in Penang.

According to Dr. Hsu Dar Ren,


"The support among the Chinese and Indian Malaysians for PR should not be taken for granted. One of the reasons for the level of support shown is that many of these people believe that even if PR comes into power with little government experience, it has at least a very experienced leader in Anwar Ibrahim, who can be  accepted by all the ethnic groups.

While many Chinese have no qualms in voting for PAS candidates in the last election, it was because they supported a coalition in which PAS is only an equal partner and not the dominant one that would head the group. If PAS president is to be the next PM, PAS would  be perceived to be the dominant force inside the coalition, a prospect which may not be unlike that of BN  having UMNO as the dominant force.  If that is the case, expect less of these people to support PAS next election, thus weakening the prospect of PR becoming the next government."

More:
Will PR become the proverbial rabbit?
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