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

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appears bright - until you hear them speak.

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?

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.)

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Vivek V: Malaysia, do you still believe?


May 7, 2013
FMT LETTER: From Vivek V, via e-mail

Excerpt:

'The last 48 hours have been grueling to say the least, what with supposed news of electoral fraud and underhanded tactics employed to win the most closely fought elections since independence. One could almost be forgiven if an abstinence from politics is all that lingers on a weary mind. However, the message coming out thus far has been discouraging and I fear for Malaysia if her citizens are losing hope. We may have been inadvertently led to believe that there is only one chance left for change but this is not the case. I assure you that there is so much left to fight for and here are 13 reasons why democracy isn’t dead but instead far from it.'

Highlights:

1. ...80% of voters braved the sun and rain to leave the comforts of their home to come out and vote...
2. ...the fact is 51.3 % of the electoral voted for Pakatan Rakyat while 49.7% voted for the Government...
3. ...Malaysia not only will have an under pressure incumbent but a strong and capable opposition who will fight for us...
4. ...The move away from racial politics is heartening and given the trend thus far, in time, will totally evaporate. ...
5. ...The government knows now that Malaysians are truly united and will not tolerate racist bigots who were supposedly ‘winnable candidates’...
6. ...In a predominantly ethnic Malay constituency, a Chinese won and in a predominantly ethnic Chinese constituency, a Malay won. ...
7. ...Incapable candidates within Pakatan Rakyat will not be shown mercy and will be purged out. ...
8. ...Money politics will no longer work and you cannot buy our votes – this is probably the biggest lesson for the incumbent after spending millions on handouts...
9. ...This election was also historic because for the first time, both the opposition and incumbent presented a populist manifesto with the people’s best interests at heart...
10. ...Alternative media is the way forward and any form of bluff can now be called within minutes...
11. ...People power....We no longer sat back and passed the responsibility to others with indifference but instead took control of our fate and reclaimed our country with conviction.
12. ...The party has been given a rude awakening in some sense in that corruption and abuse of power will no longer be tolerated but fought against with our votes...
13. ...Finally, the biggest positive to come out of all of this is the sense of belonging each of us has for each other and country. I saw naught of Malay, Chinese or Indian for I only saw Malaysians...

...Noam Chomsky got it spot on when he said that to “some degree, it matters who is in office but it matters more how much pressure they’re under from the public”...

Democracy is not dead; it is merely plagued with sickness and the cure to this sickness is all of you, the future generation of Malaysia.'

A Malaysian Who Still Believes

The writer is currently pursuing his LLB and hopes to come back and contribute to a better Malaysia


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