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, May 23, 2013

Clearing some confusion

Unless you know them personally, people often confuse Dr Michael Jeyakumar with Dr Xavier Jayakumar because both are doctors and politicians who contested in GE13.

Dr Michael Jeyakumar was well known for his feat in defeating MIC President in his then stronghold in Sungai Siput in GE12. He stood under PKR banner then and recently after an arrangement and understanding with PKR, though he is with PSM.

P62 Sungai Siput, Perak
Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj (PKR; PSM) 21,593
Datuk SK Devamany (BN-MIC) 18,800

N49 Seri Andalas, Selangor
Dr Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam (PKR) 31,491
Mohan Thangarasu (BN-MIC) 15,858
Kottappan Suppaiah (Ind) 41
Hanafiah Husin (Ind) 871
Uthuyakumar Ponnusamy (Ind) 614

Some people are confused with the largest constituency (Kapar, Selangor) which has 144,159 voters, and the largest majority (Seputeh, FT Kuala Lumpur) which was won by DAP's Teresa Kok, who maintained her top position (in terms of majority) with a new record at 51,552.

P109 Kapar (144,159)
G Manivannan Gowindasamy (PKR) 69,849
Sakthivel Alagappan (BN-MIC) 46,059
Mohd Pathan Hussin (Berjasa) 6,289
Norhamzah Suratman (Ind) 1,067
Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz (Ind) 835
Palaya Rengaiah (Ind) 231
Majority 23,790; Spoilt 2,379; Turnout 126,709

P122 Seputeh (85,976)
Teresa Kok (DAP) 61,500
Nicole Wong Siaw Ting (BN-MCA) 9,948
Majority 51,552; Spoilt 302; Turnout 71,859

Teresa Kok analyses Seputeh's voting result to show how the increased majority was due to increase in number of voters, increase in turn-out and increase in support for DAP:



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