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.)

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Some election results I'm looking forward to this Sunday

Victories to Top leaders and all parliamentary candidates of Pakatan Rakyat, in their quest to capture Putrajaya:

DAP's Chairman: Karpal Singh (P51 Bukit Gelugor, Penang); Secretary-General: Lim Guan Eng (P43 Bagan and N23 Air Putih, Penang); Advisor: Lim Kit Siang (P 162 Gelang Patah, Johor); and 48 other DAP parliamentary candidates;
PKR's Advisor: Anwar Ibrahim (P44 Permatang Pauh, Penang); Deputy President: Azmin Ali (P 98 Gombak, Selangor and N19 Bukit Antarabangsa, Selangor); Vice President: Nurul Izzah Anwar (P 121 Lembah Pantai, FT KL); Vice President: Chua Jui Meng (P 140 Segamat, Johor); Dr Tan Kee Kwong (P116 Wangsa Maju, FT KL); and 94 other PKR parliamentary candidates;
PAS's President: Abdul Hadi Awang (P 37 Marang, and N19 Ru Rendang, Terengganu); Vice President: Husam Musa (P125 FT Putrajaya and N17 Salor, Kelantan); Vice President: Salahuddin Ayub (P161 Pulai, and N49 Nusa Jaya, Johor); and 69 other parliamentary candidates.

I am particularly interested in Perak's results, and looking forward to Pakatan Rakyat's success, in their long wait to recapture the state since BN's infamous power grab in 2009.

After nomination on April 20, I was glad the following turncoats were dropped or opted out as expected, despite their earlier claims of popularity for what they have done. They dared not even face their former constituents in their earlier promise to campaign for BN candidates:

Hee Yit Foong (ex-ADUN of Jelapang); She was awarded datoship soon after and believed rewarded Rm25m (according to Raja Petra) for her role. In terms of monetary gain, no turncoat had this kind of luck in timing of  'seat for sale';
Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (ex ADUN of Behrang); and
Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (ex-ADUN of Changkat Jering).

I wish to see this person in particular, defeated:

BN's Nasharuddin (N39 Bota); He is defending his state seat and I hope the constituents of Bota will remember his double-agent role in Najib's devious Perak power grab plot. . He has  a datoship to fall back on, besides generous reward presumably, for his role in duping PKR of his initial jump as a prelude to his subsequent betrayal.

Nationally, other notable turncoats who are not contesting include:

Wee Choo Kiong (ex-MP of P116 Wangsa Maju, FT Kuala Lumpur, won under PKR);
Tan Tee Beng (ex-MP of Nibong Tebal, Penang, won under PKR, became BN-friendly Independent; son of Tan Gim Hwa, co-founder of Gerakan; brother of The Star's Joceline Tan, BN's star propagandist);
Ezam Mohd Nor (noted for his 'exposes' on Anwar because of his past close relationship with him; rewarded with senator seat, and generous television coverage).

I wish to see the following defeated:

Ibrahim Ali (Perkasa chief; defending his parliamentary seat P22 Pasir Mas, Kelantan, won as PAS candidate; entered contest as Independent but with the uncanny withdrawal of BN's candidate, Che Johan, and with the open support of ex-PM, Tun Dr Mahathir (patron of Perkasa), is a de facto BN candidate.
Zulkifli Nordin (Perkasa Deputy Chief; ex- Kulim MP; contesting in P 108 Shah Alam, Selangor; infamous for his racial and religious insults);
Gobalakrishnan (ex-MP of Padang Serai, Kedah won under PKR, became BN-friendly Independent, contesting as one).

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