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 09, 2013

From 'partially free, not fair' to 'clean and transparent'... that's transformation indeed!

One of the accredited groups (NGOs) of observers, IDEAS: 'partially free, not fair'


Yet, NTV7 Nightline described the GE as 'Clean and transparent', with short clips of brief statements by Wan Saiful (IDEAS) and Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam (CPPS), and almost the whole of Malaysia is convinced?

Maybe, because Tan Sri Ramon  (ex-President of Transparency Internation Malaysia) was also one of the observers, who described it 'from the bottom of my heart...' that there was no evidence of wrongdoing (or something to that effect) the word 'transparent' was used. What troubled me when I heard that was, 'would anyone commit fraud in the presence of auditors?'

Besides the exceptionally large crowd at last night's rally in Kelana Jaya Stadium in Selangor who disputed the results, we should also read the opinions of some experts like...

Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor of Politics at Singapore Management University:
Disturbing questions surrounding GE 13 polling


Edward Aspinall: compared to Indonesia, elections in Malaysia are 'less free'

and a known critic with a Malaysian wife...

Dean Johns, coach and mentor of writers and authors; writing therapist in Sydney:
Good and bad News for BN


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