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.)

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

What if no Chinese ministers in Malaysian Cabinet?

MCA leaders had collectively decided not to accept cabinet posts if they did worse than GE12. Well, there is not doubt they did worse when they won only 7 parliamentary seats, down from 15.

MCA President, Dr Chua Soi Lek had indicated that they will stick to their earlier promise (seems more like a threat to Chinese voters that if they did not support MCA, there will be no Chinese representation in BN cabinet), and that he will not defend his position in the next AGM.

But one way out of this is that if Dr Chua resigns, then his deputy, Liow Tiong Lai can convene another committee meeting and decide to accept cabinet posts offered by Najib. This is likely to be one way out, to continue giving some semblance of multi-racial representation in BN administration. They are quite happy with form over substance.

To the ordinary Chinese, it makes no difference at all, whether there are any Chinese ministers, because all of them are yes-men or yes-women with glorious titles and perks that come with the positions. They might share in the usual enrichment process too, but what is that to other Chinese? Of course, further down the hierarchy, there are those who depend on contracts dished out. In other words, only Chinese who depend on MCA-controlled contracts will be badly affected, not the average man in the street.

The price of being part of BN administration is being accused of complicity in all the excesses of Umno, especially in large scale corruption. For this, MCA had paid heavily in the GE12 and more so in the just concluded GE13.
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