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.)

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Created creative licence?

Recently, I have read about some heartless photographers competing in a photographic competition: one who brought down a nest with chicks from a tree for photo sessions and left them to die, and another who used glue on a bird to prevent it from flying off.

Whenever we watch on television, scenes of fighting in progress or injured victims of accidents needing medical attention, we cannot help thinking why the photographer in each case did not help instead of continuing with his camera rolling.

From The Sun:

The power of creative licence by Natalie Shobana Ambrose

'A WHILE back the New York Post landed itself in hot soup for publishing a disturbing photo on its front page with the words "DOOMED" followed by "Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die".

That is exactly what it was, a photo taken seconds before a man was hit by a subway train after being thrown on the tracks at New York City's Times Square station.

It raised a similar ethical debate as Kevin Carter's haunting Pulitzer prize photo of a starving Sudanese child being stalked by a hooded vulture.

A multifaceted ethical debate looms when such photos are published. Do you capture an event, make money of it and become famous through someone else's pain when there is an opportunity to save a life (or at least to attempt to save a life). Or is non-intervention part of the job and do all photos taken have to be published?...'


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