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.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

If Nong Chik thinks he has Lembah Pantai in his bag, he is wrong

From The Malaysian Insider:

Bangsar folk fight DBKL to keep their Malaysian ‘Spring’

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — Angry Bangsar residents reclaimed their right to free expression last weekend at a roundabout in Lucky Garden here by replanting 16,000 mini flags Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers had dismantled.

A group of citizen volunteers, led by landscape architect Ng Seksan, had planted the multicoloured “flowers” at the Jalan Tempinis roundabout on Sunday morning with PKR Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar after a walkabout campaign at the wet market, only to have them dismantled at about 5.30 the same evening.

“A lot of residents saw what was happening and came out to protest, and after long negotiations, the DBKL officers relented and decided to leave,” Seksan told The Malaysian Insider.

“The residents were very angry and were shouting at the DBKL men, and even cars driving along the roundabout were horning in protest too. It got quite rowdy,” he said, but added that there were no violent exchanges.

He said eight DBKL officers had been sent to remove the flags, and about 40 nearby Bangsar residents had come out to protest.

“They were mak ciks and uncles and anybody that was there in the area. I didn’t know them,” he said.

“They were telling the officers that the flowers were not obstructing anything, so there was no reason for DBKL to remove them. It was very unfair as they were only removing the flowers but not the Barisan Nasional (BN) flags at the same roundabout.”

Seksan said he had been about to take the removed flags back with him, but the residents had stopped him and said they would help him replant the “flowers”.

Some of the angry residents can be seen berating the DBKL officers in a video recording the exchange uploaded to YouTube.

A resident can be heard shouting at the retreating backs of the DBKL officers: “Where is the democracy that was promised by 1 Malaysia!”

Another resident said: “Encik, next time you will be working for us rakyat you know! Next time, not much longer!"


Youtube: Bangsar Spring Part 1

Youtube: Bangsar Spring Part 2


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