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 appears 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.)

Monday, December 17, 2012

MYOB ... towards MMOB

Having been told to 'Mind your own business', the natural response is likely towards adopting a 'Mind my own business' attitude. But if everybody were to mind their own businesses, then there will be no politicians, journalists and nosey parkers. Can you imagine, when friends meet, and they were told to mind their own business in discussions? How boring will that be!

I have learnt on many occasions, the lesson of not telling others what some people told you in private. But then again, how do we tell what is supposed to be private? Each of us has different level of sensitivity. What is sensitive to one might not be to another. Sometimes, having to think first before saying anything makes one hesitant in speech and appear even incoherent.

Last night, I attended a small gathering at a friend's home. Several times, what I told a friend's wife about his husband's views (gathered at our regular breakfast meetings), I was told by him not to 'cheen pohu' or 'leak the pot' literally but which means 'leak secrets'. Just imagine how difficult it was to carry out conversation, having to first screen your thoughts mentally as to what should or should not be said. It wouldn't be spontaneous for sure, and I would say, even untruthful. But sometimes, the truth may hurt some people and it is better not to be too honest about certain information. Discretion is the better part of valour?

Former classmates in school would be surprised at my change over the years: from a shy and quiet student in class to a talkative busy body, making comments all over the internet. Of course, I sensed some of my comments were unwelcome and were unpublished in some websites. But at least I get them off my chest and the administrators would have read before discarding them.

But one thing for sure, we should not just mind our own business when it comes to voting who should be running our country.


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