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.)

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Din Merican on the lies and deceit by NST


Highlights:

"The Star had to eat the humble pie by admitting that the story posted in 2007 by their editor Dato’ Lourdes Charles was a fabrication and a smear campaign against Lawyer Rosli Dahlan who was then defending Dato’ Ramli Yusuff who was facing a trumped up charge  by AG Gani Patail, then IGP Musa Hassan and the MACC ."

"...It was the court proceedings where Lawyer Rosli Dahlan is suing The NST, its editors and the MACC and its editors. This has been going on for three days and not a single mainstream newspaper reported it.
As I continued watching the cd, I understood why there was no news report about this trial. The evidence against the NST and the MACC was so compelling damning. It showed the NST blaming the MACC for giving them false information to publish the “RM 27 Million Cop Story” which then became the RM 27 Million Lawyer story posted on 12th October 2007. It also showed the MACC trying to exculpate itself by claiming that the story the MACC posted on their official website was actually based on the excerpt of the NST news report. Gosh! Instead of defending the case together, they were actually blaming each other!"

"You will see how badly Shorty Tuan Haji Azizan’s spoken English is that one shudders to think how worse is  his written English. With such bad English, it is no wonder why the AGC loses cases badly. But it is more worrisome to think that because of such bad English, these government lawyers may not have understood what they read in the law books and the statutes. Could they have misunderstood who is the good guy and who is the bad guy?"

"I was also pleasantly surprised to receive in my mailbox a cd....It was gratifying that in one part, witness Amir Hussin testified that while he initially believed The NST and the other mainstream newspapers, he began to distrust their reports after reading Din Merican’s Blog which presented facts and news in a more balanced way. Hearing this from a witness in a court proceeding is very motivating that my writings have achieved its purpose – the promotion of truth and justice."

"So, now we know that whenever the mainstream press is dragged through in a court room for telling lies in their newspapers, there will be suppression of that news. The same mainstream press that shouts out aloud about freedom of the press; about qualified privilege; about justification and fair reporting; practices the total opposite when treating individuals like Rosli Dahlan who is seeking to clear his name for the lies that had almost destroyed his career and life. They will bury his story. They will not give him his full vindication unless he sues them and make them accountable for their lies and deceit.

Now I understand why lawyers are fond of that phrase: Sue The Bastards!"

More:
http://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/the-lies-and-deceit-by-the-nst-sue-the-bastards-rosli/

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