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

Some headlines and news which caught my attention

MCA needs a shot of political viagra, says Najib

Mkini's Yoursay: Viagra can't help as MCA already castrated by Umno

MCA wants 6% GST rate maintained for at least 5 years
Me: Even MCA expects the rate to be increased only, never to be reduced?

Be 'the next Mandela', (MCA) delegate urges Najib
Me: Unbelievable indeed! There is nothing whatsoever in Najib's aristocratic life which has anything in common with Mandela. Never spent a day in prison; became an MP in his early 20s, and it was smooth sailing all the way to become PM at age 56. With a status-conscious wife, there is no way he is giving up his position unless forced to.
As President of Umno, he is unable to change the party from within; afraid to tell off Perkasa; and so long as Umno remain a race-based party responsible for racial discrimination, it is the opposite of what Mandela fought for.

Let Malays run casinos too, ex-minister (Zaid) suggests
In mooting the idea in his latest blog post, the one-term de facto law minister chided Putrajaya for “making things difficult” for Malay businessmen by only limiting their participation to so-called halal ventures.
“Many years ago I had advocated a fairer gaming policy in the country in the belief that the Malays should be allowed to participate in this lucrative industry. I objected strongly to the gaming monopoly, the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else in the world,” Zaid said.
“It’s a ruse to enrich cronies, nothing more. If Islam were the real reason for disallowing the Malays from taking part, then there should be an outright ban.”
Me: Over the years, Umno compromised itself by benefiting from haram businesses while banning Muslims from such activities. Is it less sinful?

Tycoon Lee makes his presence felt at MCA, suggests using sin taxes to run Chinese schools
'Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, who is also Parit Sulong MCA division member, said the federal government could channel 20% of its revenue from alcohol and gambling taxes to Chinese schools to cover their operating expenses.'
'According to Education Ministry statistics, there are now 1,291 government Chinese primary schools, out of a total of 7,709, making up the second largest number of primary schools after national primary schools which number 5,949.
There is however no government Chinese secondary schools. All 60 Chinese secondary schools in the country are private and managed by Dong Jiao Zong (United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia).
In 2010, there were 603,192 pupils enrolled in Chinese primary schools, compared with 2.18 million in national primary schools.'
Me: The statistics are useful for future reference. Btw, are Chinese synonymous with Sins? We appear to be so, from the way we are implicated, with references as if we have no qualms getting involved in sinful activities.


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