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.)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Telephone fixed line is still TM's monopoly

How useful is the traditional telephone fixed line? With today's telecommunication technology, I expect more and more people would give up their old fixed lines, since they are now well connected with mobile phone companies of their choice. Yet, my suggestion to give up our TM fixed line has met with reasons to retain it like: it is convenient; many relatives and friends have our old faithful numbers; I need it when filling in application forms (abroad) where they require something more permanent to show your place of residence; and so on.

Since we cancelled our TM's wifi package deal (Rm90 ++) which provided for free national calls to other TM fixed lines and 15 sen /min. to any other mobile numbers, our last bill gave me the impression that TM will squeeze us by charging comparatively more expensive rates. For eg. a call to someone's fixed line in KL during peak hours costs approx. Rm1 per minute! The rental is Rm24 per month, plus Rm1 for itemized billing. Besides, we were being charged Rm5.83 for 6 days for 'sewa talian telefon' or telephone line rental! Does it mean Rm30 for a full month's? I need to wait for the next bill to find out. If this is the case, it will cost me Rm55 just to continue having the fixed line! Just imagine, I used to have cable internet connection (unlimited use) for just Rm66! Now, I worry whenever my wife calls her relatives in KL using the house phone out of habit.
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