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.)

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

It is so easy to be an election court judge

"Ditolak" or 'Dismissed' and then fix the quantum of damages payable to the respondents. Now everybody can be an election court judge because it is so easy. So far, none of the cases get to be heard, so much for seeking justice from BN government... more like 'ajak ajak ayam'. It would seem BN's election petitions were filed just to give some semblance of balance of seeking justice, so that they too would face the same dismissal treatment. People noticed the unusually high costs to be paid by complainants, which again, seems to be punitive and discouraging towards anyone seeking justice.

"The government and BN politicians have been quick to lash out at Blackout 505 and constantly remind Pakatan of the option to file election petitions as an appropriate legal remedy open to those dissatisfied with the results. Altogether Pakatan has filed 35 election petitions challenging the result of 25 parliament seats and 10 state seats won by BN in GE13. BN on the other hand has filed 21 election petitions.

Now that the respective parties have filed in their petitions, nearly all the petitions were dismissed on preliminary objections and on pure technical grounds without hearing the actual merit of the case.

I am perplexed with this trend as parties are denied the right to hear their grouses. Genuine complaints and electoral fraud evidences would not be able to see the light of the day. It is a judicial trend for the courts to sidestep technical objections so as to give the litigants their day in court. I think it is safe to say that this is the basis of natural justice."

Letter to Malaysiakini: Polls petitions - justice for all and counting the cost
by Jimmy Puah Wee Tse

Update: 1st election petition allowed to be heard... filed by BN!

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