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, February 01, 2013

Should unregistered Pakatan be a cause of concern?

Part of a letter to Malaysiakini - 'Can being an unregistered coalition hurt Pakatan?'

"...But, as far as I know, Pakatan's registration as a coalition has been delayed or blocked by the authorities, under BN government.

According to the Malaysian constitution, any party which wins the majority of parliamentary seats, is given the right to form the new government.

Could the authorities under BN instruction, refuse to let Pakatan form the next government by reason that Pakatan is not a registered coalition like BN?

The seats won by PKR, DAP and PAS could then be counted as individual parties.

It's unlikely on their own, these parties would have the majority of seats.

Instead, Umno could end up with as party which wins the most (though not majority) of the parliamentary seats and given the first priority to form the new government with its chosen partners."


It occurred to me too, but then again, surely our veteran opposition leaders should know the consequence of this problem.

If it is true that an institution under ruling BN's control (in this case Registrar of Societies) could refuse registration of this coalition on the flimsiest of reason, and with this could hold on to power, then there is no more legitimacy in such a government. But desperadoes who are concerned only about clinging on to power do not care about right or wrong because to them, the end justifies the means.


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