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 appears 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.)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Talentcorp attracting some talented opportunists?

Like every government policy, there are loopholes which could be manipulated by some for personal gains while fulfilling the official requirements.

"THERE'S a new kid on the block who has raised many eyebrows. He's just arrived home after an overseas stint and he drives a spanking new Rolls Royce. He's just over 30 and do you think he yanked RM3 million for the shining car which boasts that "At 60mph, the only sound you hear is a clock tick"?

But he paid just one third the price and that's without breaking the law. He has returned under a programme to draw home "talented" people who have been working abroad.

The government's efforts at luring back highly trained talents via Talent Corp is part of a policy to fix the lack of talent, but those in the know say it is fraught with too many loopholes.

Talent Corp accords returnees a 15% flat rate for income tax and two tax-free CKD cars. Now if the latter is exercised, then a price advantage for buying two luxury cars like the BMW, Audi or Mercedes can be savings up to RM200,000."

"If these returning talents are deemed as key corporate players that the country so badly needs, it may be justified.

But murmurings in the job market say the contrary.

They are normally in their early thirties, wanting to come home anyway as the job market in Europe is not so rosy at the moment.

"The current mutter in the market is that if you want two duty-free cars – get a relative or friend who is coming back to apply to Talent Corp. Chances are high that you will get approval as Talent Corp needs to fulfil its KPI," says an insider in the banking fraternity."

More:
The Sun: When incentives go wrong by Nadeswaran
http://www.thesundaily.my/node/228006

Update:
SHOCKER! RM2 MIL TAX WAIVER for 32-yr-old returning M'sian to import Rolls Royce & Audi
Link

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