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"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

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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!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

MC's inappropriate headline, 'Double tragedy hits Vincent Tan's family'

Just because Tan Sri Vincent Tan's second brother is relatively unknown, Tan Sri's picture was even shown on the post...
http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=132152:double-tragedy-hits-vincent-tan%E2%80%99s-family&Itemid=2#axzz2ZtCd2oYy

Why was there a need to mention Vincent Tan in the headline, if not to sensationalise the news? I happened to know Tan Chee San in the 80s, when he was working for United Straits Fuso. A niece happened to work for Mrs. Tan in Sports Toto. He was unlucky then when his son (not sure if Kevin Tan) was kidnapped and he believed it was mistaken identity because CS looks remarkably like Tan Sri, apart from the moustache. Since the incidence, he gave up having nice car registration numbers like '888' and had police permission for dark tinted cars. I can still remember I innocently asked him about his new numbers and he reluctantly told me.

Why do I say the headline is inappropriate? All his brothers (including Tan Sri Danny Tan) took up a full page advertisement expressing their condolences to CS and family in The Star. So double tragedy befell on CS's family only, and to be more precise, if father-in-law of his son was to be taken as separate family, it cannot be described as CS's double tragedy.



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