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.)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Chin Huat: Don't have to worry about secrecy of votes

Why you don't have to worry about secrecy of votes? Here's the most intelligent and most non-technical answer my wise friend Koh Wee Sun has got to offer:

If BN loses, it would have no power to persecute you.

If BN wins, it would have no way and time to open the ballot boxes to examine.

Think for yourself, if you are the BN, would you open tens of thousands of ballot boxes and count hundreds of ballots in them, one by one against the numbers, to see who has voted whom? It really does not make sense!



Anonymous said...

my answer - they did it many times before, nothing to prevent them form doing it again...
On contrary, its easy to do that, what it takes is just access to where the ballot box are kept.. and who hold THAT key?

KoSong Cafe said...

I am surprised at the quick response to this post. I thought of adding my comment on this but you beat me to it.

Anyway, I believe EC does analyses (for themselves or instructed by BN) during lull periods (between GEs). Instructions would include all the dirty tricks spotted by NGOs and the opposition: like changing address without knowledge of voters (incl. myself), and more recently, eligible citizens overseas registered without their doing, and lots more serious work like Project IC in Sabah before.

But then again, what Chin Huat suggested makes sense because if BN lost, they can't do anything to you; if they won, they don't have to... until nearing the next GE.

I have friends who are retired teachers and civil servants who are still afraid to even reveal their names (eg. when writing complaints to newspapers) even when they are furious over certain actions by BN. This attitude should change because so many of our opposition leaders have sacrificed their personal safety and that of their families; sidelined for jobs, promotions and business opportunities; over the years. If citizens still refuse to speak out and stand up and be counted, we deserved the crappy government we had over the years and many more years to come.