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 23, 2013

Having Zul Nordin to look after Indian welfare is like Najib looking after women's interest

'BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak today attempted to douse the anger over Perkasa vice-president Zulkifli Noordin's disparaging remarks about Hindus, claiming that Indians have now warmed up to him.

"There are Indians who have even kissed him already," Najib said, adding that he endorsed Zulkifli's (right) candidacy for the Shah Alam parliamentary seat.

"Forget about the remarks he has made. He has apologised. Let it be," the caretaker prime minister said in Shah Alam as he stressed that the statements were made when Zulkifli was part of a "backward" party.

He claimed that Zulkifli has vowed to take care of the welfare of Indians in the constituency.

"Indians want temples, schools. He told me he wants to get them what they want," Najib added...'

According to Teo Nie Ching:

"In fact, Najib has no moral standing to boast about empowering women, as he was the one who ‘robbed’ women leaders in the government of one of only two posts in the Cabinet. Throughout his term, Najib only appointed 2 women Ministers among his 30 Ministers. However when Shahrizat Abdul Jalil resigned, he took away one post for women leaders by his self-appointment as Women, Family and Community Development Minister.

While Najib has 6 Ministers in the PM’s Office, Malaysian women can’t even have one Minister who will look after their interests full-time?

Our government has set out an ambitious target to increase female labour force participation to 55% in 2015. Najib as the Prime Minister and Minister of Women, Family and Community Development should tell all Malaysians if we are on target instead of giving out selective information to mislead the general public as if there is no female-male participation gap in our country."

Teo is DAP Assistant National Publicity Secretary & ex-MP for Serdang


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