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, May 07, 2013

Andrew Yong: How BN Can Win 59.9% Seats with 46.8% Votes


'Our Merdeka Constitution originally provided for an independent EC to assign seats to each State based on population, and to divide each State into constituencies, such that the number of voters in each constituency should not deviate from the average in that State by more than 15%.

In 1960, the EC did its job so impartially that the Alliance Govt amended the Constitution to try to remove the EC Chairman. It failed.

In 1962, it amended the Constitution to retrospectively annul the 1960 redelineation and to require the EC to submit each new redelineation to the PM for the approval of the Dewan Rakyat, giving the PM a right to make modifications.

The 1962 amendment also changed the rural weightage so that urban constituencies could be up to twice the size of rural constituencies.

In 1973, the Constitution was amended to remove this limit altogether.

Both these amendments were supported by the MCA and MIC...'

More:
http://www.loyarburok.com/2013/05/07/history-malapportionmen/


Also relevant is gerrymandering...




I think, where gerrymandering was done along racial lines, it does not necessarily work now with the increasing number of Malays supporting Pakatan Rakyat. Just like Project IC which helped BN control Sabah with the help of fast-tracked citizens supporting Umno, BN had to resort to new ways like bribing voters, creating phantom voters, and so on. The overwhelming numbers of voters helped to overcome smaller scale cheating, leaving only marginal cases which enabled BN to win and which will be disputed later.

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