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.)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Why we need new leaders

Earlier, our new Home Minister thought he was brilliant with his 'Malaysians who are unhappy with our political system should leave the country.' It would have been so easy to rule if every dissident left.

Now, we have Malay educationists who are defeatist and want separate educational system for Malays because they presume Malays cannot compete with the Chinese! If educationists gave up, what hope have the students? Where is the competitive spirit? I am sure this suggestion is regressive and will ensure continued failure. I am surprised Malays cannot see Chinese thrive under adverse, not ideal, conditions.

"Several Malay educationists have backed the proposal by Malay Consultative Council president Ibrahim Abu Shah to abolish the current meritocracy system in education.

Yesterday Utusan Malaysia had reported that Ibrahim, a former Universiti Teknologi Mara deputy chancellor, had urged the Education Ministry to restructure the education system from pre-school to tertiary levels to return ‘justice’ to Malay students.

The restructuring should focus on the interests of Malay students from all aspects, he had said, including teaching methods to the allocation of scholarships.

“Today meritocracy has created Chinese supremacy. There is nothing to benefit Malay students. Imagine Malay students only make up 35 percent of those in higher education institutions and the rest are Chinese,” he reportedly said.

“In term of scholarship, Malay students have failed to dominate the allocation of scholarships. Last year, 80 percent of Chinese students received scholarships as they obtained outstanding results based on the government’s policy of meritocracy.”

Meritocracy only helps the Chinese - Malay educationist

Selected comments from Malaysiakini: Why choose 'mediocracy over meritocracy?

I can still remember what my older brother told me about Tan Sri Azman Hashim, when he was his schoolmate in MBS Sentul, KL. Even Form 5 students asked him (in Form 4 then) on how to solve some Maths. questions. That was way back in the 50s!

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