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.)

Friday, May 03, 2013

Dean Johns: Buy, buy and bye bye, BN

'Has BN bought enough votes to ‘win' this coming Sunday's so-called ‘election'? Or to put the question another way, are there still enough Malaysians so moronic, masochistic and morally-bankrupt as to stand for this criminal regime's attempt to bribe them yet again with their own money?'

'... According to Dr Bridget Welsh, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has splashed out more than RM58 billion in public money over the past four years to try and buy his regime for one more term. But that's chicken-feed compared with the hundreds of billions that BN and its cronies have stolen and salted away for themselves.'

''s like BN has hijacked your car and stolen your cash, then ‘generously' given you back some of your own small change so you'll be ‘grateful' to be able to pay your bus fare home.'
'BN owes us lives'

'The lives of dozens, if not hundreds of people killed in conflict with and in the custody of its police and MACC, for a start. No amount of money, public or otherwise, can repay these people or their surviving relatives for the fact that most of these people have never been accorded any respect by BN, let alone the justice of proper investigations of their deaths or punishment for their killers.

Then there have been the deaths in the custody of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his successors of Malaysia's formerly admirable justice and education systems, excellent and efficient civil services and free, independent media.

In short, BN owes Malaysia and Malaysians a monumental - if not insurmountable - debt in terms of not only stolen cash, land, timber and countless other commodities, but also in terms of death and the destruction of civil liberties and protections.
And no amount of more stolen public money given out as ‘election gifts' will save Najib and his current regime, including the apparently immortal Dr Mahathir, from finally paying the price.

BN must be destroyed. Now, this Sunday May 5, 2013. Not by and by, and not delayed by another day, let alone another five years. Both despite and in defiance of Najib's corrupt attempts to buy, buy this election, now is the time for Malaysia to bid him and BN bye bye.'


DEAN JOHNS, after many years in Asia, currently lives with his Malaysian-born wife and daughter in Sydney, where he coaches and mentors writers and authors and practises as a writing therapist. Published books of his columns for Malaysiakini include ‘Mad about Malaysia', ‘Even Madder about Malaysia', ‘Missing Malaysia', ‘1Malaysia.con' and ‘Malaysia Mania'.'


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