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.)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Choo Sing Chye on the transformation of Dr. Chandra


In Aliran: Chandra Muzaffar – just an open note for you

"Choo Sing Chye wonders what happened to Dr Chandra Muzaffar’s idealism which inspired many.

Once your heart was filled with egalitarian ideals which copiously propagated into the pages of your books and Aliran Monthly.

I admired your courage to say these forbidden ideals which in the eyes of the Umno’s kingpins were seditious.

I believed that you had the passion then to offer solace for the poor without fear of offending the BN elites of the day.

You didn’t speak for the Opposition, nor the BN government, but you spoke up eloquently for the poor and against injustice.

In your heart, you felt the anguish, despair, misery and wretchedness of the poor.

But today I see a different you..."

'I believe what you had written then was based on egalitarian idealism that was close to your heart and ours too.

Gone are the days when you speak like an idealist, and today you speak like a BN politician and write like The Star’s columnists Joceline Tan and Baradan Kuppusamy.

Whatever you write now does not matter to us and the poor anymore. Perhaps to you now the “foul filth that oozes out of every pore of Barisan Nasional politics” smells like roses.'

More:
http://aliran.com/12000.html

Choo Sing Chye, a former Perak state assembly member, served as politcal secretary to the late P Patto.

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