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.)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Listen! Retaliate with economic crusade, urges Utusan

This was mooted by its assistant chief editor Zaini Hassan  in an article entitled ‘Ayuh berjihadlah orang Melayu, kuasai ekonomi!’ (Malays, let’s have a crusade to control the economy) published today in his column Cuit.

“If they, who have controlled the economy, want to control politics, too, what’s wrong if we, who still control politics, also control the economy.

“If they made a surprise checkmate to us in the 13th general election, we will give them a taste of their own medicine.

 “We will also control the economy to surprise them. Create more small and medium Malay businessmen - retailers and wholesellers - and Malay bumiputera millionaires. Change the areas of Malay poor into more comfortable, happier, richer and ultimately luxurious areas,” he wrote.

Zaini, who is well-known for his Malay-centric articles, cited various examples to show that many economic sectors are dominated by the Chinese.

I also typed this Cuit (column) using a Blackberry.
But the question is, who sells them?
How many percent of Malays get profits from selling handphones?
“Don’t say handphones, it is difficult to even find Malay sellers of handphone holsters.”

He argued that fairness and equality would only be achieved when the Malays manage to compete with the other ethnic communities in all the economic sectors.

“Where there is a Chinese grocery store, there must be a Malay grocery store.
Where there is a Chinese hardware shop, there must be a Malay hardware shop.
“Where there is a Mamak stall, there must be a Malay eatery. Where there is a Chinese optical shop, there must be a Malay spectacle shop and so on. “

Unfortunately now it is unfair to the extent that we need to buy shrouds for Malay Muslims from stores owned by the Chinese.
Fortunately now we have Mydin stores. Even though its name is Mydin, where are the names like Awang, Dollah or Mamat?”

Zaini urged various quarters including Malay tycoons namely Azman Hashim and Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, Malay companies, government-linked companies, banks led by the Malays, Malay NGOs, and the alumni of Universiti Teknologi Mara to help the Malays in launching the economic crusade. “Let's fill our entrepreneurs in all big business outlets in the capital.
Do we know that Chinese youths control the retail business of electronics in Pudu Plaza and Low Yat because they are helped by their own people.

“Their tycoons help them. They don’t need the government,” he claimed.

He said the Malays should not be just the buyers and observers of branded brands like LV, Hermes, Maison Martin Margiela and Birkin but also the shop owners, licensees and sellers.

“Surprised why Johor Premium Outlets is not owned by the Malays?
Surprised why the shops in Suria KLCC are not owned by us? Not to say in Pavillion, One Utama, or Bangsar Shopping Centre and others?

“Are we different from them? Are we slackers compared to them?
Are we going to be window-shoppers who can only watch and but cannot afford to buy forever? Sad, sad.

“Let us not be observers any more, let us not be buyers any more, let us not be bullied any more,” he pleaded.

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