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.)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Silent majority as in Absent Voters can make a Big difference

I am refering to Malaysia-Finance Blogspot's post, Why we must vote

which has the following extract from a list of BN's successful candidates in GE12:

I wish to highlight just a few who are caretaker ministers or deputy minister and are defending their respective parliamentary seats in GE13:

P 09 Alor Setar BN's Chor Chee Heung (Housing & Local Govt), Absent voters 15,751, Majority 184, Absent voters > Majority 15,567;
P 70 Kampar    BN's Lee Chee Leong (Deputy Home), Absent voters 20,831, Majority 2697, Absent voters > Majority 18,134;
P 74 Lumut       BN's Kong Cho Ha (Transport), Absent voters 16,833, Majority 298, Absent voters > Majority 16,535; and
P 75 Bagan Datok BN's Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Defence) Absent voters 10,256, Majority 2,692, Absent voters > Majority 7,564.

All these so-called heavyweight politicians are actually at the mercy of voters, especially those who did not exercise their right to vote. The combined total of absent voters in each constituency (based on previous GE results) shows they could have easily changed who should have been the winner.

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