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.)

Friday, April 05, 2013

Do You Know How Close We Are To Greatness?

From Malaysia-Finance Blogspot:

"...If all ex Malaysians working in Singapore were to quit, Singapore would really crumble. Plenty more can be found helming very critical positions in HK, Australia, NZ, England and the US... to name but a few.

Even with a deteriorating education system for the past 20 years, most Malaysians can still more than hold their own in foreign universities. I guess, we are naturally smarter than the next guy, and thats the God honest truth. I believe if we have the proper nurturing with outposts such as Silicon Valley, the presence of a highly regarded university system ... we would have achieved a lot more than Singapore, South Korea or HK.

But that's all a big IF. "

"I have had enough, and I hope enough of you have had enough. I need not recount the many cases of major corruption, the decimation of the independence of our judiciary, the blurring of lines between state and the regulating bodies. I hope you have had enough of the deceits, lies, hypocrisy, propaganda .... if things stay the same we are already closer to Zimbabwe in more ways than we care to think of. We can forget trying to catch Taiwan, Singapore, HK, ... heck even Thailand and Indonesia seem to drift further away from us.
The greatness is there in us, we have it already, now let's MAKE IT OFFICIAL. We will be the textbook case for "developing economies", for "political reforms in developing countries", "for race relations in politics". We can show the world it is possible, we know its possible already, many of us know it in our hearts. Greatness is within reach."

"Greatness is within our reach, I can feel it, can you feel it too... We have all studied history when we are younger ... now let's make some new history that you and I will be very proud to be part of, the history of our nation growing up ... the template for all developing economies to emulate, the history that really matters."


I wish to add: those who have what it takes have to be more than this...

and be prepared for this...



Anonymous said...

We have the Talent Corps to round up all these itinerant talented Malaysians from all over the world and emplace them in top companies in Malaysia. If that is successful, then we could see the results very soon.
PEMANDU could then publish their achievements with names and figures to encourage more talented Malaysians to come home.

KoSong Cafe said...

We are at least one generation too late, trying to close the gate after the horses have bolted.

In most cases, they were blessings in disguise because of the lack of opportunities as a result of racial discrimination.

It is human nature, regardless of race that seems to bring out the best in people when they are forced into desperate situations.

There are inherent situations where only top quality positions are available only in foreign countries. For eg. can you expect the Chief Justice of Singapore to come back? Or someone in top position in Cambridge or Oxford University in UK, Harvard or Yale University in USA, is he or she able to enjoy the same kind of prestige and recognition in Malaysia?

I think those who are willing to take up offers are likely to be those who are ready to come back (eg. UK job situations are bad) and /or attracted by the incentives offered by Talentcorp. I hear of some who took advantage and left. There are those who complained of difficult work conditions like uncooperative colleagues, or even unsuitable equipment bought at high costs with no right personnel to man them!