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, March 22, 2013

Taking a Taxi now is like taking a risk

I always thought that certain connected companies which were issued with many taxi permits have a serious weakness in their control over who can drive their taxis on a rental basis. If only taxi drivers themselves were issued with their own permits, then they are likely to be more careful in the way they drive and more conscious of the image they project to their customers. But after reading the following news report, I am having my doubts...

Hardcore Serial Criminal Issued Taxi Permit?

"SHAH ALAM: The police are shocked that a hardcore criminal, with a record for murder and drug offences, was issued a taxi permit.

The man used his cab to commit 37 cases of assault, abduction, robbery and rape with 11 accomplices including three women, since January this year in the Klang Valley.

They have also expressed concern that one of his gang members, who also had a record for a string of serious crime offences, was employed as a security guard at a private firm.

Crimes committed by the security guard included possession of drugs and dangerous weapons, kidnapping and voluntarily causing hurt.

Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said: "We are puzzle how these two could have obtained a taxi permit and work as a security guard with criminal backgrounds."

In an immediate response, crime watchers questioned how the taxi permit was issued to the ring leader when the authorities have always maintained strict vetting procedures.

They said the case puts more stress on the taxi sector, which of late has come under severe criticism for various shortcomings..."


Similarly, we should dispel our perception of security which assumes we are safe within gated community and condominiums having security guards. They could be our worst enemies with all the information on our daily movements.


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