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.)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This ostentatious display of gold won't happen in Malaysia


Robbers are becoming more daring. What used to be safe in numbers are no longer so:  like when having a home party with guests; having a meal in restaurants or coffee shops; or at wedding dinners where there are usually hundreds of people.

Earlier this year, there was a robbery at a wedding dinner in Ipoh. The hosts lost all their angpows, the bride, all her jewelleries and the guests were relieved of their valuables. Now, when going out, most people remind themselves not to wear anything expensive nor take with them too much cash... just in case there is a robbery.

A few years ago, when a security conscious relation had 2 security guards at his home party, most of us were surprised at what seems an overly cautious measure at the time when such cases were rare or unheard of . But with today's robberies at public places where there are many people around, this seems to be a good one. Yet, with the recent cases of foreigners using fake ICs working as security guards and one of them actually shot dead a bank officer before he escaped with Rm450,000, even security guards cannot be trusted.


Anonymous said...



It makes good sense to have a

security to look after the guests

while they walk from their cars to

the house [where the wedding is held]

Smart guy in my neighbourhood use

RELA guys and one patrol the area

on half-hourly basis to make sure

cars are safe. Prices are

reasonable too !!




KoSong Cafe said...

Yes, I forgot about the RELA guys. So far, they have been useful in traffic control at functions, and provide a sense of security to the hosts or organizers. Recently, someone mentioned that because of rampant robberies, RELAs were employed at funeral wakes because of the donations! I noticed even prominent people's funeral wakes were held at funeral parlours for security reasons (to avoid exposing their private residences to dubious characters). Even obituary notices could attract unwelcome attention.

But RELA too has its image tarnished by reports of some who acted highhandedly towards illegal immigrants. Some volunteers make use of their status and imagine themselves with almost police powers.

I believe the current situation requires us to be extra careful and not to be too trusting of people in general.