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 23, 2013

Tommy Thomas: Blunder by ROS a GE game changer


"The letter dated April 17, 2013 from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to the DAP was one of the worst pieces of partisan decision-making by BN controlled civil servants intended to cripple an opposition party on the eve of nomination day prior to general elections."

"But the critical decision of the ROS is found in the last sentence of the letter, stating that pending the resolution of this dispute, ROS, acting under Section 3A of the Act “does not recognise the office-bearers of DAP appointed by the CEC on Dec 15."

ROS’ letter had been copied to the EC
"The practical effect of this decision was catastrophic. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (below) could no longer sign all the requisite documents for the nomination on April 20, of DAP’s 156 candidates for parliamentary and state seats.

Thus, DAP’s right to field these 156 candidates in its own name, and to campaign using its famous rocket symbol was called into question. The timing was as dastardly as the decision itself, since DAP only had 36 hours to decide its next course of action prior to nomination.

Any doubt that this was the sole intention of the ROS’ decision was removed when it is realised that their letter was copied to the Elections Commission (EC). When are letters from the ROS ordinarily copied to the EC?"

"In other words, the decision is ultra vires the Act. Even if DAP was minded to challenge ROS’s letter in court, the absolute lack of time to do so meant that this was neither a viable or practical option. As this was clearly a politically-motivated decision, DAP’s response had to be political.

Danger offers challenges and opportunities. DAP decided that instead of trusting either the EC or the ROS, it would accept the generous offer of PAS and PKR to stand on their tickets.

Hence, once again a decision of a BN-directed agency comes back to haunt BN - an own goal, if you will. It would be difficult to find a single Malaysian who will attribute the decision contained in the letter dated April 17 to have been independently made by ROS."



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