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.)

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

CL Tang: 'What BN gives, it will take away'

In his letter to Malaysiakini:


"The statistic - 80 percent of Malaysian households or 5.2 million families earning less than RM3,000 a month, comes from BN's own website glorifying the objectives of BR1M.

Does BN not realise that BR1M is a manifestation of its failure to uplift Malaysian families out of this low income trap?

By touting its "noble" BR1M handouts and promising to make it an annual payment for years to come, BN is sending a conflicting message to the people - how can a country striving to achieve high income status still need to rely on a RM100 per month handout for 80 percent of its households?"

"...This means that to protect Malaysia's current credit rating, it is inevitable that some form of tax, e.g. GST has to be introduced, while subsidies on petrol, sugar and a host of other essential items must be reduced.

The government has acknowledged as much via its agency Pemandu, though these reforms has been swept under the carpet due to elections. But the implementation is inevitable."

"Car prices in Malaysia are artificially expensive because of AP's awarded to BN cronies and super-high excise duties to protect politically-connected car companies, some of which even accorded "national car" status when most of its components are sourced overseas.

For so many years, we Malaysians slaved to pay off our car installments, while these AP holders and "national" concessionaires laugh all the way to the bank, without breaking a sweat.

Finally, only after Pakatan Rakyat unveil their aim to lower car prices, presto, does the BN government scramble to make cars affordable for the masses. Too little, too late."

"What the BN gives on one hand, it takes away on another. The privileged few, under the protection of BN, have been enjoying the blood and sweat of millions of Malaysians for too long.

Do not be swayed by these crumbs from desperate BN politicians who want to continue to stick their crummy hands into the national cookie jar - it is time to take back what has always been rightfully ours."



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