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 appear 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.)

Sunday, January 05, 2014

KTM Station Batu Gajah remains a necessary inconvenience

Today is the 4th anniversary of my petition to have another scheduled stop at the old station which is on the main road, convenient to most people in town, which is what a railway station rightly should be.

What used to be within walking distance to some residents, traders and their customers, was taken away when a new railway station was built a few years ago, to a new location next to the Railway Complex which is 2 km away from the main road. Instead of serving the needs of the travelling public, the planners preferred that of the KTM workshop workers and railway college students.

Just imagine the few years wasted when the station was completed but not ready for use and then the few years when it was in use, supposedly to serve a new township which failed to materialise because the developers waited for house buyers before building shops in what seems to be a 'chicken and egg' situation.

As a compromise, KTM could have offered a scheduled stop (nobody is so silly as to ask for relocation of the new station) at the old station, for those who wish to get off there. It would waste only a few minutes and I am sure the local residents and other travellers to Batu Gajah would be grateful. To be fair, why not try it for a period to see if there are people wishing to stop at the old station rather than the new? Adequate publicity and announcement must be given when trying this out.
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