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.)

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Accident due to JPJ roadblocks?

I was in a friend's car coming back from Pusing after breakfast. Just before Taman Mewah/Jalan Pusing junction, we could see traffic congestion ahead. As we approached, we could see clearly the scene after an accident: a stationary Navara pickup truck across the road, blocking our side, in front of the junction. A person was lying on the other side of the road, and his or her motorcycle lying near the Navara, which has a damaged right front bumper and mudguard. There were several persons around, some making calls with their handphones.

Just after the accident scene, we came near a JPJ roadblock (on both directions of the road). I wound down the window and told one JPJ officer about what he already knew, that there was an accident. I find it disturbing that JPJ officers could continue their operation next to an accident scene where someone's life (if the victim was still alive) could depend on the correct way of handling the situation. I know it is difficult for anyone to do anything under such an emergency but to act nonchalantly seems uncaring. Because of the roadblock, both sides of the road were congested and any emergency vehicle would be caught in the JPJ-caused traffic jam. I can still remember the image of this person lying under the hot sun, with people waiting for the ambulance to arrive and nobody dared to move anything, not even an umbrella to provide shade to the person.

After the roadblock, I was discussing with my friend about the dos and don'ts in such a situation and sadly, we are not well educated to be able to decisively do anything. But then again, if even Western doctors pretend, to avoid having to provide expert medical attention in case they are being sued later for any untoward results, shows how much depend on who is around and how much he is prepared to risk it.

But when I think about the position of the Navara (appears to be making an illegal U-turn), I cannot help but think that the driver could be trying to avoid the roadblock and hit the motorcyclist while doing so.
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