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.)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

According to Hussein Hamid, there is nothing great about Tun Dr Mahathir

I was at the computer with the television on and Dr Mahathir was being interviewed by Sheahnee Iman Lee on NTV7. I left it on just to listen to what Tun had to say and it was all critical of Pakatan Rakyat as expected. The problem with our mainstream media is that we have to listen to only one side of the political divide while the other side has no opportunity to refute. It always leave a viewer fuming with the unfair coverage and most people now avoid national news on television.

It was followed by Raymond Goh interviewing Chairman of Bank Muamalat who naturally spoke good of BN's financial responsibility and bankers wish for continuity in government and so on.

Just to counter the unfair BN monopoly of television coverage, I feel it necessary to continue with postings of what critics of BN had to say.

For Dr. Mahathir, I chose the following excerpt from Steadyaku47's  'SIR, YOU NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!'

'What defines greatness in a man?

"It's not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness.”
– Edward Gardner.

This man left us with debts measured in billions not millions!

This man left us with monuments of First World stature but failed miserably to prepare our then third world mentality to be ready for these iconic structures. When you bring a nation into an era that it is not ready for, you are being irresponsible!

If you cut corners and award projects to people who YOU think can do the job and they fail to do that job – you take responsibility!
If you do nothing about a leader that robs his own people blind –like Samy Velu did to the Indians – then you take responsibility.
If you take power away from the Sultans and empower UMNO with the same power  - and UMNO abused that power – you take responsibility
When you remove two of your deputies – and in so doing caused within UMNO factionalism that forever weakened UMNO and had one of these removed deputies, Anwar, to come back ten years later and inflict upon UMNO its biggest defeat.You take responsibity
When you take a dentist and make him MB of Selangor – and this MB then proceed to enrich himself excessively that finally culminated in the loss of Selangor to the opposition – then you take responsibility
When you take Oil Royalties from Trengganu and Kelantan because the people voted for the opposition, you take responsibility for the suffering of the people within that state who are now without the funds to develop the state.
When you use Petronas money and to bail out your son shipping company to the tune of hundreds of millions using our people’s money then you take responsibility for abusing the trust the people placed in you as the guardian of their money.

That a man of your previous stature would require me, a 65 year old man living in Melbourne to write this biting and hurtful article about you simply indicates the depth you have allowed yourself to sink to. This would not happened to the Mahathir that was PM for 22 years – who brooked no challenge to his rule for those 22 years! How things have changed!

You told us to look East. We looked East.
You told us to buy British last. We bought British last.
You told us to buy Proton we bought Proton – albeit with a little arm-twisting.

Possibly all these were relevant at that point in time. So Tun using that analogy, let me respectfully tell you this Tun. You are no longer relevant. You are no longer relevant in UMNO except to serve the selfish purpose of certain factions. You are no longer relevant to the Malays. You have done enough damage to us and we see thorough your deceptions. You are no longer relevant to the people in this country. We have all moved on and demand a more open and responsible government. We see through your duplicity and untruths.'



1 comment:

Hussein ABDUL HAMID said...

Bro...woke up, powered my PC and and saw your post...lawan mesti lawan! ABU!