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, July 02, 2013

Fantasia Malaysia: Cabinet to mull RCI on 'Red Bean Army'!

I could not believe my eyes when I first read the headline in FreeMalaysiaToday! This is like a national joke getting out of hand, and all because someone started a group 'Red Bean Army' on Facebook and it gathered more 'members' presumably, because I have yet to come across it nor look for it. The following seems to be the start of the hyped fantasy:

'Li Shuang who created a Facebook page for the Red Bean Army, reportedly said that it was merely a title and not an organization with an agenda. According to China Press, he said the Red Bean Army Facebook fanpage was merely a social network from which anyone could claim they were a part of the army. Former executive secretary of DAP Youth, Shen Yee Aun, had first “exposed” to the media that the Red Bean Army are professionals who manipulate facts not only to attack the government, but also ordinary people who support Barisan Nasional. According to Shen, although many started out as volunteers, they now work full-time on a RM3,000 monthly pay. '

Cabinet to mull RCI on 'Red Bean Army'

Just because BN lost in terms of popular votes in GE13 and Najib declared it was because of a 'Chinese tsunami', it has gained credence as a force to be reckoned with! Now that even the cabinet is considering whether to set up a RCI on this loose unregistered group, whatever little respect I have for our cabinet (more like kitchen cabinet with their pencant for red beans) will be gone.

Knowing DAP is known for its reliance on public donations for its campaigns, that anyone could believe the party is willing to fork out Rm100 million to support the RBA is already unbelievable. What is more credible is what Lim Kit Siang alleged: that some people with vested interests are using the RBA as an excuse for an allocation of Rm250 million to support Umno cybertroopers. That it is going to involve cabinet decision, it is more likely that public funds are going to be used.

The only reason I can think of, as to why the cabinet might get involved, is the scandals associated with senior ministers. What do they expect the people to do when they can 'rant and rave' about those ministers, yet the latter can just ignore them with their 'elegant silence'? Facebook seems a most convenient social networking site which encourages comments. You can just 'like' or 'dislike', comment or share on any topic which your FB friends or sponsored groups posted.

Other than the worry over the possible use of public funds for a frivolous reason, I am sure most people would treat this laughable proposal of a RCI as a big joke to be ignored. The reason BN is losing in the cyber war is because it is scandal-ridden with endless cases which interest readers. Who would want to read  so-called news from BN sites? We already have enough of propaganda coming from the mainstream national television channels and newspapers. There are so much lies being spunned by TV3, NTV7 and Utusan that many people would rather skipped them so as not to raise their blood pressures.

Fictitious tale of DAP-funded “Red Bean Army” of 3,000 cybertroopers being kept alive testimony of power and influence of vested interests who want RM350 million allocation whether from UMNO or public funds to pay UMNO/BN cybertroopers for next five years

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