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.)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

While PM Najib dithers over GE date

Parliament will automatically dissolve on April 28, 2013 and GE will have to be held by June 28, 2013.

When push comes to shove...

Meanwhile, Negri Sembilan has the honour to be the first state to have its DUN automatically dissolved on March 27, with a caretaker government in charge.

Selangor was supposed to take the lead in deciding when to dissolve its state assembly, but PM's delay has made it rather pointless in terms of strategy and costly to have election date different from GE's.

I believe Najib will save some pride by deciding on a date instead of leaving it to automatic dissolution of Parliament. But then again, he might have other reasons to consider and rather leave it to the end!

At a glance, dates (by midnight) of automatic dissolution of state assemblies, based on swearing-in dates:

Negri Sembilan : March 27, 2013
Pahang                April 6
Johor                   April 20
Selangor               April 21
Perak                   March 16? (no mention of date in The Star's article) *
Malacca               April 25
Perlis                    April 27
Kelantan              April 27
Sabah                  April 28
Penang                May 1
Kedah                 May 5
Terengganu          May 5
Sarawak             June 19, 2016!

GE13: Why states have different swearing-in dates

I am confused about Perak as to when should be the automatic dissolution date...
According to Lim Kit Siang in his post dated March 16, 2008, date of swearing-in was March 17, 2008.

According to  Wikipedia: After a defection to Pakatan and later redefection to BN (Nasarudin Hashim ), followed by three defections to become BN friendly (ex-DAP's Hee Yit Foong, ex-PKR's Jamaluddin Mohd. Radzi and Osman Jailu), a new state government was sworned in on February 6, 2009.

For more details of the complicated court case...

Update on April 1:

* I am not sure whether it was my mistake or that The Star had included a chart after I had read their article without it, which led me to look for Perak's date of swearing-in from Lim Kit Siang's blog.


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