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.)

Monday, July 08, 2013

When will Umno stop blaming others for their failings?

Perhaps, after years of conditioning by their grand old master, who knows best in everything, and cannot go wrong in anything, Umno has a tendency to blame their failures in uplifting Malays' competitiveness on everyone else, mainly the Chinese, if not, why not Anwar?

Malaysia had been and is still under Umno's continuous control since independence in 1957 (other than the change to Umno Baru, for pragmatic reasons or to suit Dr Mahathir then, but continues to use the same name), yet the Chinese are being blamed for their so-called lack of equity holdings and business participation. There is no mention of the billions which had been siphoned away by Umnoputras over the years, which was a result of Umno abusing the NEP for their own benefit.

Dr. Bridget Welsh believes that there is a good reason why politicians want the people to be poor so that they can be bought during elections.

Anyway, it is unbelievable that Umno continues to use the Chinese as scapegoats, even for BN's poorer performance in GE13.

If even Dr Mahathir (despite 22 years of almost dictatorial control), had declared recently that he does not think meritocracy is good for the nation, then continue with your defeatist attitude and get rid of all kinds of competition with the powers in your hands.

A selection of comments in Malaysiakini, in response to Deputy Finance Minister's statement: 'Only 15 pct of shops in Klang Valley are bumi-owned':

Seriously, when will Umno stop blaming the Chinese?

For want of a good pic to go with this post...

Anwar, the most convenient scapegoat for all ills in Malaysia

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