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.)

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Who is the MasterMind behind Deepak and Musa?

My post title leaves a clue... after reading Haris Ibrahim's credible analysis of recent events...

"Who was the mastermind behind these revelations?
One reliable way to unravel the mystery is by ascertaining who stands to benefit from it all.
And often in examining the evidence the obvious is not necessarilly right..."

"Najib in fact is one of Pakatan’s biggest assets for the election.
With him gone, Barisan Nasional’s chances would brighten.
A brilliant plan!"


Politics is very intriguing, where there are no permanent friends nor enemies. James Bond films introduced us to 'double agents' or even 'triple agents', with many twists until the very end. Police undercover agents are sworn to secrecy... who when it comes to the crunch, even relatives are not recognized (Cantonese: luk charn part yeng). 

The coming GE is going to be the most interesting, if not most dirty. Umno has already declared 'war' to 'defend Putrajaya at all costs'. But Haris is suggesting a serious infighting within Umno. There is always the notion that 'an enemy of my enemy is my friend' where self-interest is concerned. Whether one is an asset would depend on which side you are referring to. For example, Nazri claimed he is an asset to Umno, but with his arrogance, he is actually an asset to the opposition instead, thus making him a liability to Umno.

From previous incidents, Najib was known to have made decisions at the last minute when he was certain of who was going to be the victors. Now, he is in the position of having to rely on some others to maintain his position as President of Umno and by virtue of that, as Prime Minister of Malaysia. We have witnessed before that even the Great One was ousted by party leaders. So, beside commanding support in the party, Najib has to contend with the party's support in the next General Election which is due within months. 

The coming GE is interesting in so many ways. This is the first time when a credible coalition of parties has a fighting chance to win. It is also a time when a sitting PM will be testing his popularity for the first time at the end of his tenure. Moreover, it will test whether the Great Tun still has what it takes to decide who should be PM in a situation where someone he is most against, just might have the last laugh. Lim Guan Eng was rewarded with Chief Ministership of Penang in GE 12. Will Anwar Ibrahim be rewarded with Prime Ministership of Malaysia in GE13? For his manipulative and unforgiving past, I personally wish to see Tun witness the fall of BN, which would also prove that there are things beyond his control.

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