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.)

Monday, November 04, 2013

LHDN had also been a cause of wasting taxpayers' money

Excerpt from a Malaysiakini report:

"The government has been caught out for issuing conflicting statements to the auditor-general about the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) building in Bangi, which continues to be flooded whenever it rains.
A site visit by the DAP's Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming's aide showed that the foyer and basement carpark of the Information Processing Department complex was flooded last Thursday.
The building is meant for hosting data on income tax payers."

"The Auditor-General's Report 2012 had criticised the problem-ridden project, the cost of which has ballooned from RM68 million to RM94 million.
Construction of the building began on Feb 12, 2008. It was scheduled for completion within 643 days but ended up requiring 1,259 days.
The building was completed in October 2011. But it has yet to be occupied as it has failed to comply with Fire and Rescue Service Department's requirements and so cannot be issued the certificate of completion and compliance."

"The Auditor-General's Report 2012 outlined several other problems at the Bangi LHDN building. The project was awarded to SN Akimida Holdings Sdn Bhd.
These include "impractical design" which will result in high cost of maintenance due to the extensive glass walls that require skylifts to clean.
Furthermore, the use of glass walls for the server room have rendered them unusable as servers require a stable air-conditioned environment and cannot be exposed to sunlight.
The report also noted that LHDN had paid RM529,733 to four consultant companies for the building in 2003 but that the project was put on hold in 2006.
When the project finally started in 2008, the consultants' reports were no longer usable, which means that the money was paid for nothing."

"Furthermore, even though the building is not operational, a utility bill of RM758,400 has been incurred for the period from November 2011 to last month.
"This is because the lights need to be turned on at night and there are also security guards guarding the place," Ong said.
Additional costs
In addition, the LHDN has incurred another RM7.05 million over the same period because it has been forced to continue renting its current premises in Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur."

LHDN building flooded although 'repairs done'


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