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.)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

MH17 from Amsterdam arrived (more than an hour) too early!

According to the ETA given to me months ago, it was 7.25 am. It was either straight from Batu Gajah on the day, or like what we decided, we went a day earlier so that we could leave from PJ which normally takes an hour to KLIA. My younger daughter's car was parked outside the gate, blocking ours. I asked her if she could leave for work slightly earlier ie. before 7 am so that we could leave at the same time. But before we could leave while thinking there was ample time, we got a text from Cheng that she was waiting to collect her luggage and looking forward to seeing us! My wife even had to take along her mug of tea while I drove faster than usual. The little things helped: I had unlocked the front door and grille and I had my Touch n Go with enough credit. The fact that I was familiar with the route too. Cheng called and was told that 'we're on our way' which she later joked about my wife's usual lie giving the impression she is nearer than actual. I told her to text about where we were but she wouldn't, and I couldn't while driving, unlike some people younger. When we arrived at Arrival at KLIA, she was no where to be seen. But she was quick to come out from the air-conditioned area and told us that after half an hour of wait and feeling the heat, she decided to seek the coolness of the lounge instead, which was when she joked about how she realized we could be farther than she originally expected. She also told us that the plane touched down at 6.10am! The night before, I had actually called up Information and was told ETA 7 am (not 7.25 am) and I did not take it seriously, but 6.10am? Moreover, when we were late, she got her baggage fast too (number 10) and cleared Customs and Immigration at record time. Murphy's Law at work? I wonder. Anyway, a couple of pithy quotes which I had posted earlier came to mind:

If God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport.
            ~ Jonathan Winters

The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone.
            ~ George Roberts
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