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

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appears bright - until you hear them speak.

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?

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.)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Buying a basic car

We had a discussion at breakfast over buying a car recently. A money-conscious retiree said he needs the most basic available. He had to choose between a Perodua Viva and a Proton Saga SV, and chose Viva (MT) for Rm29,000. Initially, he was serious about buying 3rd Party insurance which could save him over Rm800 in premium because of no NCD. I was doubtful because of the high risk (once the car is stolen, he would lose all), just to save some money. Fortunately, good sense prevailed and he decided to use his NCD on his current car instead.

Anyway, in the course of our discussion, we joked about having the new car: without engine; without wheels; without paintwork; and without seats! Incidentally, it is common to see car sale advertisements indicating '4 wheels', as if other cars are without wheels! The new keyless ignition is often described as 'push-start', which old-timers would think of having to push the car to start the engine when the battery is flat.

As for the basic car, just imagine if we could buy a really basic car which we can add on the extras by choice... the  car would look like this...


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