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.)

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

TNB's timing of CSR at Sungai Limau by-election was political

... fortunately, most of the voters were not influenced by BN's usual 'buy' tactics, and remained faithful to PAS.

This was acceptable and welcomed:

"Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will provide 18 sets of generators for back-up electricity supply during polling for the Sungai Limau by-election on Monday, said Energy, Green Technology and Water deputy minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid."

But this was obviously with a different motive:

"TNB contributed RM23,000 to 22 mosques and aid in the form of items of basic needs and electrical goods to 51 families under its corporate social responsibility."

Source of news:

By the way, TNB's advertisement on national television highlighting their Rebate of Rm20 (originally meant to be free for consumers using less than Rm20 per month) is already untrue, with the introduction of minimum charge of Rm3. It is being stated in the advertisement that 1.1 million consumers who enjoyed the rebate, costed the government Rm147 million a year. 

It is more likely that the 1.1 million referred to 1.1 million consumers who enjoyed some months of rebate during a year. I always feel this offer as unrealistic in terms of actual usage by any household.

With the introduction of a minimum charge (even for those who used less than Rm20 per month have to pay Rm3.00), TNB stands to gain a few million Ringgit a year.

I cannot help but compare the privatised utility company to that of banks going all out to make more money out of their customers. Banks will be charging 50 sen per cheque issued soon.

No comments: