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.)

Monday, April 08, 2013

'Buli Nasional' BN's old habits die hard


BN chieftain threatens to beat-up journalist for asking

Apr 8: An UMNO leader in the Batu constituency yesterday threatened to assault a reporter when the latter attempted to ask him over the use of a government department van for BN's campaign there.

"Hey! You are lucky I haven’t smacked you yet," snapped an irate Barisan Nasional leader Suhaimi Yahya (pic) to Malaysiakini's Koh Jun Lin.

Koh had been referred to Suhaimi by BN Batu secretary Rodzi Tajudin to ask about the use of government department vehicles for the launching of the BN's command centre yesterday. One of the vehicles was a SUV equipped with loudspeakers on its roof to broadcast speeches during the event.

Soon after Rodzi's threat, another man wearing a BN shirt warned Koh to leave. "Don’t cause trouble...Don’t you dare look back," the portal quoted him as telling.

The use of public-funded government machinery to aide BN's campaign, especially after the dissolution of parliament, has been frequently cited by observers as a violation of BN's current status as a caretaker government.

Prior to this, the Election Commission said it has no power to introduce guidelines on caretaker government to prevent misuse of public funds.

“If EC does have the power on this matter, it doesn’t mean that they will follow,” said EC chief Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.

Source:
http://en.harakahdaily.net/index.php/berita-utama/7013-bn-chieftain-threatens-to-beat-up-journalist-for-asking.html


I can't get over EC Chief's defeatist attitude. With such a lame election referee, how can we expect a free and fair General Election? Rais, as caretaker Information Minister, ought to be ashamed for such blatant disregard in the use of government facilities. The election campaign has not even started and we have to put up with such shenanigans. It sure made a mockery of Najib as a signatory and his pledge to Transparency International Malaysia, and his much publicised 'Janji ditepati'.

Update:
According to Malaysiakini report in Facebook:

We spotted three Information Department trucks during the launch of the Batu BN operation centre by Umno deputy chief Muhyiddin Yassin.

We spoke to the event organisers about this but we were given an earful and threatened with violence...

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/226098
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