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 16, 2013

It gets stranger by the day

Gleaned from Sunday Star's quotable quotes:

'We were pressured to abolish the Internal Security Act and EO. Look at what happened after that, the crime rate increased and organised and petty criminals came out of the woodwork.'  - Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Such a simple explanation to our increasingly intolerable crime rates. Wonder if this was how he defended his doctoral thesis.

'I would take a ferry to St Xavier's Institution on the (Penang) island every morning. So, technically, I did.' Khazanah Nasional Bhd deputy chairman Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop 'bragging' that he 'studied overseas'.

I was so surprised that this quote was published and I wondered under what circumstances he was caught 'bragging' about his overseas education, especially why the need to do so when he did his MBA overseas,
 at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

But Bung Mokhtar's answer took the cake when asked about Qing Ming: 'The Chinese emperor who built the Great Wall!'

and some of Monday's news which caught my attention :

Some people asked for demolition of a bridge... because drug addicts used it as a hideout! Why was the bridge built in the first place?

Wife smashed the windscreen of their Rm630,000 Mercedes... she was upset her car battery-related problems could not be solved by Merc service centre!

Bung Mokhtar said he is proof that Umno is clean... because he tried many times for contracts but 'tak dapat'! What made him think he should try to get contracts? Because as a leader he must ask for contracts, otherwise he would be a coward!

'Six million dollar man' Tajuddin Abdul Rahman who is now Deputy Agriculture Minister, said his distribution of aid to fishermen and farmers in Kuala Besut during its by-election campaign period, was a 'coincidence'!

Amid soaring poultry prices, a minister said people should stop eating chicken if they could not afford it during the upcoming festive season. Are we anywhere near being a developed nation?


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