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.)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Kim Quek on our law-enforcing institutions

I think everyone who is aware of what is happening in Malaysia would know that we have adequate laws but not the enforcement. The Cantonese has a saying: 'Chek sau cheh thin' or 'one hand can shield the sky' which is what PM Najib has been able to do thus far...

Excerpt from Kim Quek's letter to Malaysiakini:

"However, behind the Boustead manoeuver that resulted in this lightning-development are facts that are perhaps stranger than fiction - the goods that Boustead are chasing after are in truth, illusionary to its shareholders.

For Astacanggih is but an asset-less shell company that has never filed its accounts with the Companies Commission, and the 200 acre land, which was intended as Mindef's part payment to Awan Megah for undertaking in 2005 to complete the Mindef project, is still vested with the government, as the project was never constructed.

Furthermore, the 200 acre land is designated for building a military camp, and Awan Megah is prohibited from conveying it to any third party. In addition, the Selangor state government, which is the administrator of all lands in the state, has also declared that it will not approve any transfer of said land unless it is used to build the military camp. Hence, Boustead is effectively barred by law to acquire the land.

With this land transaction being a castle in the air, Boustead is, in truth, paying out RM160 million, from which it gains nothing."

"PM abused power to grant project

As a further blow to the image of PM Najib, he happened to be the defence minister who approved in 2005, the award of the project to Awan Megah, which is now found to be a company that has remained dormant since 2003. Certainly, without the wherewithal to design and construct the RM100 million Mindef facilities. This is clearly an act of abuse of power and corruption.

In any democratic country where the government is popularly elected, the prime minister would have stood up to face these serious and unyielding allegations by either denying or acting to reclaim his dignity; and the law-enforcing institutions would have also swung into action, one after another, to uphold the law.

But in Malaysia, we have only eerie silence, save the noises made by the opposition, mainly through the Internet, as the relative news are blacked out in the mainstream media.

Obviously, our institutions, including the mainstream media (all newspapers and TV channels), have either been neutered or reduced to serving as lapdogs of the political masters; and unless these institutions are thoroughly reformed, the plundering and breach of law by the ruling elite with impunity will only get worse - a path that will eventually lead to state bankruptcy and national catastrophe."

Are our law-enforcing institutions paralyzed?

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