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

Limited options available to Umno

It is a fact that Umno-led BN lost to PR in terms of popular votes, despite all kinds of unfair advantages of incumbency and alleged irregularities.

To win back the support of the people, the options available include cleaning up the electoral roll and ensuring fairness in the next delineation exercise; setting up IPCMC; legislate to have MACC accountable to Parliament; improve on the selection of judges; ensuring fair coverage by mainstream media; and so on. But would they dare to do so? I am afraid not, simply because BN relied too much on an unfair sytem of administration and election process.

From recent statements by newly minted ministers, it is clear BN has decided on taking a hardline approach reminiscent of Dr Mahathir and his infamous Operation Lallang.

If ministers were to be given a free hand, the options available seem to be:

1. Strip opposition leaders of their citizenship 'for being traitors to the nation' (up to them to define);
2. Emigrate if you do not like the present election system (Defence Minister, Zahid Hamidi);
3. Live in the jungle if you do not like the system (Noh Omar);
4. Arrest all those who take part in peaceful rallies; and so on.

So far, police has arrested student activist, Adam Adli who will be charged under Sedition Act; interrogated 87-year old grand old man of DAP, Dr Chen Man Hin for mere mention of 'Malaysian Spring' that he would love to take part (re Bersih 3)!; arrested Haris Ibrahim and Tian Chua for organising peaceful rallies; and many more are expected to be arrested or interrogated in connection with the rallies held throughout the country.

I am sure many members of the public would prefer the police to concentrate on tackling the alarming state of public security. Each of us was either a victim of a serious crime, or at least had a relative or friend who was. Recently, ADUN Elizabeth Wong mentioned her brother was attacked by parang-wielding robbers; even a relative of DPM and a relative of IGP were robbed in their homes.

Precious police personnel were tasked to arrest unarmed citizens, eg. 10 policemen to arrest Adam Adli! Even Zahid had publicly announced that he would personally scrutinise every Malaysiakini report to ensure they did not twist facts! If only he took the trouble to look after the infamous Utusan Malaysia owned by his party, Umno! The fact that they lost almost every slander case and ordered to pay compensations is proof of their evil agenda.

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