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 09, 2013

Lim Kit Siang: Reasons to vote out every single one of the 30 Cabinet Ministers ...

who were with Prime Minister Najib this morning when the announcement for the dissolution of Parliament was made.

"After months of speculation and waiting, Prime Minister Najib finally dissolved Parliament this morning in a live broadcast to the nation in the presence of his entire Cabinet.

Since Najib has already set a string of new records in Malaysian history including by presiding over the longest-serving administration in the country without an electoral mandate and allowing the Negeri Sembilan state assembly to automatically dissolve, I put forward to the Malaysian voters to help Najib set another record of being the first BN Prime Minister that will lose an election in the upcoming 13th general election.
To help Najib along, I give reasons for Malaysian voters to vote out every single Cabinet Minister who was with Najib this morning, if they are selected to run as a candidate."

"I agree with the statements made by Dr. Mahathir and Tun Daim recently which stated that many Cabinet ministers were ‘deadwood’ and ‘half past six’ Ministers. But I would go even further. As my list of reasons show, there is cause for us to vote out every single of these Ministers, if they are chosen as candidates in the upcoming 13th general election.

But there is only one full proof way to ensure that none of these individuals will have a chance to be a Minister even if they are elected as MPs in their respective constituencies – which is to vote out BN at the federal level and replace it with a Pakatan Rakyat government. Only then can we ensure that all these ‘deadwood’ and ‘half past six’ Ministers can be replaced. I call on all Malaysians to play a part in the upcoming 13th general election which will be the mother of all elections in Malaysia’s history."


My selection of top 5 on LKS's list, with additional comments in italics:

1 (30). Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Minister of Finance, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Prime Minister, MP of Pekan

For his failure to deliver on his promises of a genuine transformation, for the better, in the government, in the economy and in the political landscape of the country

For his hypocrisy and inconsistency in promoting 1 Malaysia on the one hand and allowing racial sentiments and fears to be promoted through organizations like Perkasa and media outlets like Utusan and TV3

For being the 1st Prime Minister in Malaysia to hold the Women’s Ministry portfolio thereby demonstrating that he has no trust in other women leaders within the BN to manage this portfolio as a Minster

For his failure to address the serious problem of ‘grand corruption in Malaysia'

2 (29). Muhyiddin bin Mohd Yassin, Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister, MP of Pagoh

For being the worst Education Minister in the nation’s history when he presided over the drop in Malaysia’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ranking from 20th in 2007 to 26th in 2011 in Math and from 21st in 2007 to 32nd in 2011.

For his acceptance of an honorary doctorate from an online university which was awarded an RM23 million contract to train Physical Education (PE) teachers in Malaysia

For his inability to present a Finalized version of the National Education Blueprint (NEB)

3 (13). Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi, Minister of Defence, MP for Bagan Datok

For his total lack of transparency and sincerity dealing with the RM6.7 billion Scorpene submarine scandal, including RM574 million that was paid to Perimekar Sdn Bhd for coordination services, a company owned by Razak Baginda, a known close associate of Prime Minister Najib.

Due for Bersih blacklist No.2
"Bersih steering committee member Maria Chin Abdullah also drew attention to Defence Minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s tweet yesterday as an incitement of violence.
“We shall move to the warzone to kill all adversed [sic] political intruders,” Zahid Hamidi tweeted (@Zahid_Hamidi) yesterday at 12:50pm after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced the dissolution of Parliament."

4 (25). Hishamuddin bin Tun Hussein, Minister of Home Affairs, MP of Sembrong

For clamping down harshly and unjustly against the Bersih 2 and Bersih 3 gatherings in 2011 and 2012 respectively

For his ineptitude in the handling of the Lahad Datu invasion by foreign terrorists

For not doing all within his power to clamp down on political violence especially against the opposition

For using the Registrar of Societies to go after NGOs like Suaram who are standing up for truth and justice

Due for Bersih blacklist No.1:
"In a speech in Gombak here on March 24, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein had done nothing while the 1,000 Umno Youth supporters incited violence against PKR’s Chua Tian Chang by shouting “Kill Tian Chua”, Ambiga alleged."

5 (26). Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister in the PM’s Department, MP of Padang Rengas

For failing to deliver on almost all of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Electoral Reform

Hussein Hamid (Steadyaku47):
"Think arrogance and conceit and you think Nazri Aziz.

Think of the worse excesses of the spoil brats/children of UMNO political elites (with questionable entitlements to the status of ‘political elites’) and you think Nazri Aziz.

Think of corruption, deceit and a reprehensible ability to hog the media headline for the worst of reasons and you think of Nazri Aziz.

Think of an Attorney General being used by UMNO to get the Judiciary to dance to UMNO’s tune – you think of Nazri Aziz!        

There is no limit to his arrogance, his deceit and his conceit. But than that is what UMNO has him there for..."

"I don't sleep with my son. I am not gay (homosexual). My son is not my wife, my son is not my lover. What he does, he doesn't tell me. That is between my son and Michael Chia. If he (Chia) wants to give [Nedim] a Hummer or a Ferarri, it is Michael Chia's business... it's not like he (Chia) is giving it to me... and I am the minister, not my son", Nazri told reporters when approached in Parliament. When asked if he felt that Nedim had committed an offence by using Chia's car, he replied: "What has he committed, tell me? He is not a minister. Where is the conflict of interest? He is my son".

Special mention:
17. Peter Chin, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, MP of Miri

For failing to resolve the water disagreement issue in Selangor and for siding with the interest of the private companies rather than the interest of the people
For failing to revoke the operating license of LYNAS despite its failure to present any definitive waste disposal plan for the radioactive residue arising from its operation

11. Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Health, MP for Bentong

For lying and denying that police had fired tear gas and water cannons into the Tung Shin Maternity Hospital during the 9th July 2011 Bersih 2.0 rally
For not playing his part in advocating for the temporary operating license of the LYNAS plant to be revoked so as to protect the health and well-being of the people of Kuantan and the surrounding areas

24. Dr. Rais Yatim, Minister of Information, Communication and Culture, MP of Jelebu

For making a mockery of freedom of the press and freedom of information by offering the opposition parties only 10 minutes worth of airtime during the upcoming general election knowing full well that pro-BN ‘news’ on mainstream television channels almost whenever news items are featured

'There is nothing wrong with the use of government machinery because BN is still considered the caretaker gov't from now until nomination day' he says

18. Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, MP of Kota Marudu; and
19. Mohd Shafie bin Haji Apdal, Minister of Rural and Regional Development, MP of Semporna; and
20. Bernard Dompok, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, MP of Penampang

For failing to even beginning to address and solve the problem of illegal immigrants who have gotten ICs in Sabah and the presence of these immigrants in the electoral roll in large numbers


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