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

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright - until you hear them speak.

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?

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.)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

News which caught my attention this Sunday

Front page of The Star has a big picture of Norman Fernandez (front page!) with a headline in red screaming, 'Johor shocker', with a picture of his friend's (FB?) posting titled, 'JOHOR CANNOT GAMBLE AND RISK ITS FUTURE WITH PAS - by NORMAN FERNANDEZ**'

Not again, I thought to myself, another opposition leader out to get cheap publicity. But it is another case of our newspapers' bias towards BN, so anybody's statement which could affect Pakatan will be played up. We have seen enough of this.

In Malaysian Digest, it was reported that Norman was calling voters to reject PAS National Information Chief, Suhaizan Kayat, for his earlier call banning Muslims from wishing Christiams, 'Merry Christmas'.

Meanwhile, in Malaysiakini, headline, 'Najib pooh-poohs Umcedel's survey results' is followed by 'Didn't Najib praise Umcedel before?' asks PKR'. Contradiction to suit himself.


Malaysiakini:

PUTRAJAYA Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says PAS Putrajaya candidate Husam Musa should first fix problems in Kelantan, where he is a caretaker exco member, before making his bid to be the federal administrative capital's elected representative.

"Until then, sit quietly in Kelantan. That is your place. Go fix your place and imitate Putrajaya's precincts. Build good offices and homes for the locals who work in the civil service.

"After you (Husam, left) prove your worth, then ask for the chance to work in Putrajaya, though not as prime minister. Bit by bit, you may earn your promotion," Mahathir said in Putrajaya last night at a campaign ceramah for BN's incumbent Putrajaya MP Tengku Adnan Mansor.

Malaysiakini:

12pm - Sarikei: Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) president Peter Chin tells the locals to vote for its candidate Ding Kuong Hiing for the sake of “development and parliamentarian allocations”.

"If Ding is defeated and DAP wins the seat, the annual allocation of RM1.5 million will be gone, you will get zero," he says in a ceramah next to Bintangor market, which attracts an over 300 crowd.

"How are you going to organise activities (without the funds)? You think about it," he said.

Chin further says only BN candidates can help the locals to build and fix roads, and ensure water and electricity supply, saying DAP has no chance in helping the local community.

Facebook:

Patrick Teoh:
"When BN politicians point a finger at Kelantan and say, "You've been in power for so long what have you done for the people of the state?" what they are actually saying is,"As long as we are in Putrajaya we can hold back a lot of things, funding for instance, which will screw all your efforts. Cos you got no money. Na na na na na!" Right or not? "

Malaysiakini via KiniTV
KiniTV News Video:

"Nurul Izzah responds to news report that Raja Nong Chik had warned Lembah Pantai voters that they would not have freshly-painted flats, fixed pipes or strata titles if he lost the contest for Lembah Pantai Parliamentary seat. She said Raja Nong Chik should not claim credit for fulfilling his duty as Federal Minister and DBKL's work. She instead challenged him to disclose his financial assets as well as to join her for a debate on mainstream media."

All said, BN (Buli Nasional to me) is still the same old, same old, and beyond redemption, which is why most voters will be trying their level best to do something about this on May 5.


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