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.)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

When overpraising becomes sarcasm

'Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested that Rosmah Mansor’s biography be distributed to schools as a guide for future generations “100 or 200 years from now”.'

Malaysiakini's Yoursay on Dr M wants Rosmah's biography in schools...

Dr M showers vintage sarcasm on Rosmah's book:



Anonymous said...

Does Dr M mean that the book should not be read till then? Then it would be treated a fairy tale.

KoSong Cafe said...

With sarcasm, it can have different meanings, depending on what the person was actually thinking then. It could even be a sincere statement taken as being sarcastic!

For eg., it could mean the book is such a classic that it should be used as a text book (like literature) for at least 100 years, when in fact he said it to mean otherwise. I am sure for those people who take it as sarcasm, it was because of Rosmah's image as someone all out for publicity and there is nothing literary about the book because of the many pictures.