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.)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lying Lynas?

Dr. Jeyakumar has compiled relevant information from various sources to back his opposition against Lynas factory in Gebeng...

Graphic courtesy of Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini is kind enough to allow full article to be read by non-subscribers:

Is the anti-Lynas movement being unreasonable?

CEO of Lynas claimed our government welcome his company with open arms with offer of 12-year tax holiday. We all know how desperate our BN leaders are in terms of FDI and how they tend to agree to terms favourable to others at the expense of the people.

Ex-PM Tun Dr. Mahathir tried to defend the project by describing those who opposed Lynas as brainless. Wonder why during his watch, he had to scrap Asian Rare Earth and stored radioactive waste in a place near Lahat. Was it an unnecessary exercise then?

It is amazing how our political leaders are willing to risk our people's health for wealth. Since even Australia did not grab the opportunity to have the rare processing plant, it seems like a case of 'fools rush in where angels fear to tread'.

Lynas could be one of the major issues which might affect the next GE, like a referendum in the state of Pahang.

Meanwhile, this is one of the reports in Australia by Wendy Bacon...

The toxic waste that's not in our back yard

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