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.)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

PAS, please don't alarm the non-Muslims

Based on past general elections, the number of seats PAS could garner would not be sufficient for it to impose Hudud law or for its President to be PM, unless supported by its other coalition partners, PKR and DAP. Yet, the mainstream media took advantage of PAS intention to have its President as PM should Pakatan win the GE, to play on the fears of non-Muslims that the next step would be Hudud law. Never mind that this contradicts the earlier agreement among coalition leaders that Anwar Ibrahim is the chosen one.

Then we read reports about a Chinese unisex hair salon being summoned for contravening by-laws in Kelantan, followed by municipal officer's insistence that they will not allow that even for non-Muslims. I had a hard time listening to fellow retirees who seem to agree that this alone will drive away support from non-Muslims, not only for PAS, but to its other partners, PKR and DAP. I am glad President for PAS has just stated that the by-law should not include non-Muslims.

In reality, I can imagine the minority non-Muslims living in Kelantan are already mentally prepared for the stricter Muslim laws for umpteen years. If they could not take it, then they would have moved to more conducive states where for eg. 4-D outlets are found all over the place. But what happened to one unisex salon was seized upon by the msm and blown out of proportion, while MCA thinks it is more important than living with radioactive waste near Lynas.

Harakah: MCA keeps busy with latest cause celebre
http://en.harakahdaily.net/index.php/berita-utama/6256-mca-keeps-busy-with-latest-cause-celebre.html
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