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

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?
Corruption is 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 14, 2012

Religious freedom: You know, I know, it's ok, but don't talk about it, ok?

Many people believe Malaysia is the only place where religious freedom, as far as Islam the official religion is concerned, boils down to 'You are free to join, but unfree to leave'. This is as far as I can go without getting into trouble...

like Nurul:
Transcript of Nurul's Q&A at forum

and what Steve Oh commented in a letter and got Malaysiakini into trouble (was it Police's belated birthday present or more like presence, to Steven Gan?)...

Nurul's watershed idea for the nation

Note: Even though the complaint was about Steve Oh's letter, it was more like a pretext to go into Malaysiakini office to get info about others. It was a blatant waste of police manpower and time involving 15 policemen (incl. high ranking ones). Just the heading of the following report says it all; when the letter was fully published in Mkini, what was there to get from the office? 

Cops revisit Malaysiakini, leave with writer's email (address)

Email address? I'm sure this could be obtained easily, though according to proper procedure, Steve Oh's permission was required and he was most obliging, so that Mkini's computers do not have to be taken away...

I stand by my views, says letterwriter

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