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.)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pakatan's Manifesto - Malaysiakini's choice of Top 10

Top 10 issues in Pakatan's manifesto

1. Shutting down the Lynas plant (environmental sustainability; review oil refinery project in Pengerang)
2. Abolishing the AES (to emphasise on safer road infrastructure, education for road users and warning measures instead of the current punitive approach).
3. Putting the brakes on healthcare tax (dubbed the '1Care system').
4. Promoting media freedom (abolish all legislation that restrict media freedom, like PPPA).
5. Freeing all ISA detainees (within first year)
6. Affordable housing (150,000 affordable homes in the low-cost category (below RM75,000) and medium-cost category (below RM250,000) within its first term).
7. Policing ( reallocate to increase the size of the CID by reducing the GOF)
8. Free education, abolishing PTPTN (education as the people’s right and the government’s responsibility)
9. Lowering fuel, electricity and water charges (by cutting subsidies to IPPs and taking over toll and water concessionaires)
10. Reducing foreign workers by one million (within 5 years to create jobs for locals).

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