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 appear 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.)

Friday, July 05, 2013

Syabas! For record remunerations when company owes billions


The best part was when a small group of shareholders think he is worth every million payable to him!

A quick look at the history of Selangor's water privatisation during Khir Toyo's time would confirm people's suspicions that everything Umno touches would benefit certain cronies at the expense of the people. The good thing is that the excesses costed Umno the most valuable state in Malaysia.

Selangor administration under Pakatan tried to undo as much as possible the lop-sided contracts but without success in their first term. Now, the federal government had finally given its approval, after Selangor MB conceded the necessity of having Langat 2. It seems like a compromise to settle once and for, the water woes of the people (much of it created to discredit Pakatan MB's efforts, to the extent of filming water shortage acted for propaganda purposes).

For 2012, Chairman Rozali Ismail will be paid a record Rm33.4, presumably as a form of golden handshake. But it was shameless by any standard, for someone to benefit himself to such an extent, when the company owes billions, especially when it involves water, a natural commodity which we all need to survive and which we have in abundance naturally.

That the water privatisation was deliberately planned to benefit the then state ruling party and its cronies was obvious, especially when it was done after Penang had successfully privatised water efficiently to benefit the people, surprisingly under another component party of BN, Gerakan. It was for a different reason that Gerakan lost control of Penang in GE12, and coud not regain it in GE13.

More on the matter from some selected comments in Malaysiakini:
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/234847
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