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, December 24, 2013

Join Malaysiakini in their selection of Top News and Newsmaker of 2013

It is the time of the year when Malaysiakini invites their subscribers to vote for their Top News and Newsmaker of 2013.

Looking at the list, it is amazing how some news were easily forgotten while others still fresh in my mind. I'm sure your list or my list may not necessarily be the same as Malaysiakini's.

Since we are reminded that the newsmaker may not be the most popular, I can expect the popular votes will go to the most unpopular personality! Similarly, the top news is likely to be that which most riled up the public...

Top News of 2013

Vote by indicating your preference for each of the nominees - one vote being the lowest and 10 the highest. You may give the same number of votes for each nominees. Voting is opened to all paying subscribers and you can only vote once.

Attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail’s alleged involvement in lost of Batu Puteh
Barang Naik (petrol, sugar, electricity, public transport, tolls hikes, etc) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Bumiputera Economic Empowerment (BEE)
Candi demolition in Kedah
Canteen in shower room and cow slaughter in schools
Court acquittals - Altantuya Shariibuu’s convicted killers / Ling Liong Sik / Aminulrashid Amzah
Death of Chin Peng
Deaths in custody - P Karuna Nithi, C Sugumar and others
Education crisis and blueprint
GE13 / Chinese tsunami / Apa Lagi Cina Mau? Malapportionment and Blackout 505 rallies
Hindraf-BN MOU
K-pop sponsorships and Auditor-General’s Report
Listen, listen, listen
Mat Sabu and Shiite crackdown
Pay hike in Selangor and other assemblies
Prevention of Crime Act, Ops Cantas and crime statistics, gangland shootings, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's shoot first remark
Religious row - Allah court case, dog trainer video, Johor surau demolition, Alvivi
Rosmah Mansor’s private jet and PM’s residence
Sabah RCI on illegal immigrants
Sulu incursion / Lahad Datu
Tanda Putera / New Village / the playing of Negaraku in cinemas

Newsmaker of the Year 2013

Definition: A newsmaker is someone whose actions make news headlines, who effects the course of public discourse and creates an impact in Malaysian politics, for better or worse.

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Election Commission
Khalid Ibrahim
Mohamad 'Mat' Sabu
Mukhriz Mahathir
N Surendran
P Uthayakumar
P Waythamoorthy
Rosmah Mansor
Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Shahrizat A Jalil


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