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.)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

If Obama's tax returns can be viewed even by us, why can't our Malaysian politicians declare their assets?

Dr Azly Rahman:

"DECLARE YOUR ASSETS, Malaysian politicians! Here's why ...please share widely

 because Barack Obama and Joe Biden did for all Americans to view.

Please share this with all Malaysians:  "

Security was mentioned as to why BN government refused to reveal Malaysian ministers' assets to the public, especially relating to family members. I am sure the real problem is that this would reveal all their ill-gotten gains from corruption, or at least under-declarations of past incomes based on those assets.

We used to have investigations of ministers and other public officials who live beyond their means, but Dr Mahathir put a stop to that during his time. Since then no other PM had the guts to undo this, so what can we expect from Paul Low within the PM's department? If not for show, then what?

From The New Straight Times Malaysia:

What a start for Paul Low, allowing himself to be compromised in this illegal appointment, can we expect him to eradicate corruption from within?

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