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, February 16, 2013

DAP being openly defiant? Updated...

I was watching Nightline on TV3 last night (just after midnight) and the Registrar of Societies was interviewed about DAP's CEC election results which he confirmed was not filed within the stipulated period, hinting at deliberate defiance of the law. Next, ex-DAP MP, Wee Choo Keong gave his opinion on why DAP should be penalised to safeguard the interests of its members.

What crossed my mind was why the RoS is particularly interested in this matter, with the Registrar himself appearing on national television. I know Wee has an axe to grind since his fall-out with some DAP leaders. But the fact that the mainstream media highlighted this matter over more important news items should have been obvious to those who are put off by such bias.

I am rather surprised and concerned, based on the televised news, that DAP has yet to file the necessary documents after their national convention, especially under the glare of publicity soon after the 'mistake' was known. DAP has probably more lawyers than other political parties, including some top legal eagles, but this administrative matter is normally left to the party secretariat. I presume there must be a reason for the delay in filing and I also believe there is a certain grace period too. But any delay is going to be bad publicity for the party and BN leaders are waiting to exploit it to maximum advantage... and any remotest possibility of technical mistake which could effect de-registration will be disastrous just before the GE. We all know the RoS is for BN, so any application for anything is likely to be made difficult.

Update Feb 16, 8.42 pm:

Thomas Su just posted an hour ago in Facebook:

"Can see that BN are really desperate now ! We've submitted our annual returns on 8/2/2013 ! Hishamuddin should stop the investigation, wasting time and public funds !

Mr Home Minister, ball in your court now !"

Update Feb 17 9.10 pm:

What good is an apology after the gross damage done through the mainstream media?

ROS concedes mistake, DAP wants apology from Hisham

In my humble opinion, it is clear BN leaders, heads of institutions under their control, national television stations and national newspapers are prepared to lie to achieve BN's agenda of discrediting opposition parties. Their objective is to inflict maximum damage using lies spread by msm which majority of the people would assume to be the truth. The reach of national television channels, radio stations and newspapers is still very wide and powerful and hard to counter by just using the internet.


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