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 30, 2013

GE 13: Overview


Pakatan Rakyat:
The 3 component parties are contesting a total of 222 seats: PKR 99; PAS 72; DAP 51. It is interesting to note that PAS leads in having 64 seats contesting against Umno; PKR 55; and DAP only 1! The only one happens to be Gelang Patah, where Lim Kit Siang faces Abdul Ghani Othman.
PAS alone cannot introduce Hudud laws. DAP has limited influence, contesting  less than 25% of total seats.

Barisan Nasional:
Umno is contesting a total of 120 seats: 105 in West Malaysia; and 15 in Sabah. Theoretically, Umno on its own could form the government if it could win at least 112 seats.
Non-Malay component parties of BN are contesting a total of 60 seats in West Malaysia, making a total of 165 seats.
In Sabah, Non-Malay component parties are contesting 11 seats, and together with Umno's 15, make a total of 26 seats.
In Sarawak, PBB is contesting 14 while others are contesting 17, making a total of 31 seats.

It is clearer using graphics, courtesy of The Malaysian Insider:

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