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.)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Good sense prevails to avoid contests between friendly parties

It is heartening to read the following news reports on how agreements were reached to prevent unnecessary 3-corner contests:

Apr 23: "PKR will relinquish its demands on three state seats in Terengganu while PAS will allow PKR to contest in Labuan, Sungai Acheh and Panti.
PETALING JAYA: PKR and PAS have resolved issues pertaining to seven overlapping seats for the general election.
Speaking at a press conference held at the party headquarters, PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim said that his party would relinquish its demand for the three state seats in Terengganu.
“PAS will retain the state seats of Bukit Besi, Seberang Takir and Kota Putera in Terengganu.
“In return, we will get the Labuan parliamentary seat and the state seats of Sungai Acheh in Penang and Panti in Johor,” he said.
During nomination on Saturday, PAS and PKR fielded their respective candidates in seven seats, ensuring a fight among the allies in Pakatan Rakyat."

N2 - KOTA PUTERA: Adam Mat Said (PAS) vs Mohd Mahdi Musa (BN - UMNO)
Withdrawn: Mohamed Abdul Ghani Ibrahim (PKR)
N11 - SEBERANG TAKIR: Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman (BN - UMNO) vs Zakaria Dagang (PAS)
Withdrawn: Ahmad Nazri Mohd Yusof (PKR)
N25 - BUKIT BESI: Roslan Ismail (PAS) vs Roslee Daud(BN - UMNO)
Withdrawn: Mohd Shamsul Mat Amin (PKR)
P166 - LABUAN: Ibrahim Menudin (PKR) vs Rozman Isli (BN - UMNO)
Withdrawn: Hadnan Mohamad (PAS)
N34 - PANTI: Mohd Annuar Mohd Salleh (PKR) vs Baderi Dasuki (BN - UMNO)
Withdrawn: Azlisham Azahar (PAS)
N21 - SUNGAI ACHEH: Badrul Hisham Shaharin (PKR) vs Mahmud Zakaria (BN - UMNO)
Withdrawn: Mohd Yusni Mat Piah (PAS)

Apr 27: "PAS has finally backed down from contesting the Kota Damansara state seat after almost a week of posturing and negotiations with PKR and Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).
"After negotiations, I am announcing that for the Kota Damansara state seat, we shall revert to the status quo as before nomination day.
“The seat is allocated to PKR," said PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali at party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.
As such, he said, the candidate contesting under the PKR banner will be the official Pakatan Rakyat representative.
Incumbent rep PSM chief Mohd Nasir Hashim had earlier reached an agreement to contest the seat under the PKR ticket, until PAS sprang a last minute surprise by fielding its own candidate Razali Ismail on nomination day."

Unresolved 3-corner contests (excluding Independents) include:

Selangor: Semenyih
PKR's Hamidi Hassan vs PSM's S Arutchelvan vs BN's Lee Ban Seng

Perak: Jelapang
DAP's Teh Hock Ke vs PSM's Sarasvathy Muthu vs BN's Mokan Subramaniam


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