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.)

Friday, April 05, 2013

Richard Teo: What Pakatan must do on taking Putrajaya

'After the 2008 General Election, Pakatan could not fulfill a lot of the promises in their election manifesto for the very simple reason that their implementation required the cooperation of the federal government.

One good example was the promise to hold local council elections.

Pakatan states were willing and able to hold local council elections and this was shown by the Penang government's resolve when they passed a state assembly legislative law empowering them to hold them.

This however was thwarted by the federal government and the Election Commission which refused to cooperate to allow the Penang government to hold the elections.

The crux of the problem facing Pakatan was that as long as the federal government remains with the BN government, it will continue to face problems implementing the promises made in their manifestos.

This scenario should change immediately if federal power were to go to Pakatan. In the most optimistic scenario where the Pakatan government takes control of Putrajaya, the following policy implementation should be effected without undue delay.

1. The Printing Press Act should be changed and amended to allow the independence and free flow of information without unnecessary control and government influence.
2. Political parties should not own any newspapers or television media...
3. The prime minister's term of office should only be restricted to two. ..
4. The NEP with all its good intentions was thwarted from the beginning. It was never the intention of its original aims to be based on race. From the onset it should be based on needs...
5.... The three most important institutions of the MACC, the attorney-general chambers and the judiciary have to be totally reformed in order to regain public confidence....
6. The education system needs a total revamp. ... Since English is the language of commerce and science, mastery of this should be the top priority of our education system.
7. Anti-hopping laws should be introduced in Parliament. ...
8. Political parties should not be involved in business. ...
9. Laws against race discrimination similar to the ones in the US should be introduced...
10. The PM should only hold one portfolio. ...'

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