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.)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tricia Yeoh: A manifesto on the back foot


"For the first time in BN's history, it unveiled its election manifesto before nomination day, needing to respond to the Pakatan Rakyat manifesto launched more than six weeks earlier. In fact, when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced Parliament's dissolution a few days before, he called for peaceful transition should there be a change in government either at the federal or state levels, indicating that this would be indeed possible in his opinion. His deputy has also admitted that PR is a tough opponent.

While these are mere indications, the most telling of all are the contents of the BN manifesto, numerous items of which are plainly either replications of proposals in the PR manifesto, or following in the footsteps of policies adopted by PR-led state governments."

"As for items that seem mysteriously similar to the PR manifesto, this is because they are. These include the proposal to revisit constructing the Pan-Borneo Highway, revamping the National Automotive Policy to gradually reduce car prices by 20-30%, as well as increasing payments to oil-producing states in excess of 20%, on top of many others. A quick reference to the PR manifesto would reveal these exact proposals..."

"Finally, the manifesto stated that "we abhor the politics of hatred and division", while it believes in "social justice and being inclusive, touching and improving the lives of all Malaysians irrespective of race and religion". Numerous contradicting public statements by BN leaders notwithstanding, it is the very nature of BN political parties formed along ethnic lines that will make it impossible to exit the game of playing the race card to its own benefit."



"Is Barisan Nasional also copying Pakatan Rakyat leaders' accusation that their election manifesto has been plagiarised?

Despite PR having launched its general election manifesto much earlier, BN deputy chairman Muhyiddin Yassin said it was PR which has copied it..."

“When PR introduces its proposal to lower car prices, BN and UMNO leaders had attacked saying the policy would bankrupt the nation. Now, they introduced similar things and said we copied them.

"So, have they endorsed a policy which they believe will bankrupt the nation?” asked PAS information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

Tuan Ibrahim, who earlier poked fun on BN’s manifesto describing it as ‘moneyfesto’, said it was strange that after 55 years, the BN has suddenly thought of lowering car prices.

“It’s a panic response and they are talking nonsense. That is the most logical explanation for the whole episode,” added Tuan Ibrahim.

Now, Muhyiddin says 'You copied us'


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