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 21, 2012

Tiger Isle... a book by ES Shankar aka Donplaypuks

I missed the launch of the book, Tiger Isle - a government of thieves, by blogger turned writer, E.S. Shankar.  A friend notified me by email which I read after the event! Actually, we were on our way back from PJ on that day. I also missed a chance to meet him, Rafizi and Bernard Khoo aka Zorro Unmasked.

From some articles I have read by Shankar, I find his views objective in the Gardenia vs Massimo controversy.

Just for information, here is part of the notice to some bloggers:

Entrance is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

1. Dress Code for Ball Room: Casual smart. Jeans, round neck t-shirt, slippers, flip-flops, sandals are NOT allowed for men.

2. Venue: Ball Room (upstairs), Royal Selangor Club, Dataran Merdeka.

3. Date: Tuesday, 20th November 2012.

4. Time: 7 p.m.

5. In conjunction with the book launch, there will also be a panel discussion on 'Say No To Corruption' by:

a. YB Rafizi Ramli, Strategic Director, Parti Keadilan Rakyar (PKR)
b. Mr. Robert Lazar, Managing Partner of Shearn Delamore & Co
c. Bernard Khoo, the blogger.

6. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

7. Car Park: Basement Car Park at Dataran Merdeka. (Hourly charges will apply).

Your presence at the book launch will be greatly appreciated. Of course, I will sign copies of the novel for those interested in purchasing (retail price RM 30.00) them at the venue.

Update: Book review by Susan Loone

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