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, July 23, 2013

Is there consensus among BN component parties on Umno's never ending persecution of Anwar?

There is a public perception that the higher up the judiciary, the more biased it becomes. Many High Court decisions were welcomed by the public for their fair judgments, but alas, the Attorney General (Acting God) can decide on whether to appeal, and on many occasions, AG is acting more like a tool of Umno leaders.

Instead of seeking justice in the case of Altantuya, he chose not to appeal, in what to many was a clear case of protecting Razak Baginda, and indirectly, PM Najib.

It is rather surprising that AG chose to appoint former Federal Counsel, Shafee to lead the prosecution in Anwar's sodomy case. In a way, it is an admission that there are no one in his chambers who could 'nail' Anwar. For all the talk of not being an Umno member, Shafee is more like a mercenary lawyer who goes for the money and title. While he has every right to accept any case, doesn't he realise the political reason for this particular case? Anwar has suffered enough, spending years in jail, while Umno leaders with more serious offences could get away, thanks to AG.

While it is expected of prosecutors to carry out their prosecutions successfully, when Shafee bragged about how he needs only 2 to 3 hours to nail Anwar, it puts his unusual appointment by AG as lead prosecutor in a different perspective. Instead of seeking truth and justice, it is seems like a test of who is craftier in the legal battle, with a tinge of vindictiveness.

I wish fair-minded leaders of BN coalition parties could make a stand as to whether they stand behind Umno's decision in persecuting Anwar. If enough of them threaten to leave the coalition, then Pakatan could even form the government. I am sure it will be more honourable for them to do so for this reason than for being bought to cross over.

There are talks about a MCA, MIC and Gerakan merger. To be relevant and credible, they should opt out of BN and be independent. There is no way they can be successful again if they continued to be pawns under Umno leadership, and be blamed for Umno's selfish and narrow objectives.
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