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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.)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Why we should not racialise our problems with government doctors

I am referring to Penang ADUN Roslan Saidin's allegation of racist Chinese Malaysian doctors refusing to treat Malay patients.

Just imagine if we were to use the same mindset to complain about the many instances of Chinese being humiliated at government departments: mainly for not being able to converse properly in Bahasa Malaysia and unable to fill forms without civil servants' assistance (even educated people can have problem doing the latter simply because new to filling them), there will be endless complaints about racial discriminations.

Some civil servants take full advantage of their only chance of being superior and familiar in their own department and can either enjoy to see the clumsiness of how people ask their questions , or mistakes they made when filling the forms, or be exceptionally nice and helpful especially when given some money as inducement.

For example, there must be a reason why we have a local sinseh in BG who would need a retired government servant to accompany him when applying for IC replacement or when applying for an extra street lamp in front of his house. He has a phobia of facing civil servants!

I can still remember when my second brother first joined the civil service in the late 50s, my father's advice to him was to look out for those old folks who appear lost and ask them if they need any help. Why would he advised him specifically on that if not because he himself had a phobia of dealing with civil servants?

Stephen Ng's letter to Malaysiakini explains very well how and why Roslan's complaint was unnecessarily racist and politicised, and blown out of proportions in the Penang State Assembly:

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/236657

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