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, February 01, 2014

Chinese New Year of the Horse Greeting

To all those who celebrate, and particularly those who bet on numbers...


One main complaint among number punters in Malaysia is that there are 3 companies offering 4-digit forecasting on the same day: Da Ma Cai, Magnum and Toto; there are 3 draws each week (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday); with Special Draws on the first and last Tuesday of each month. For those traditional punters, unless they check what are on offer now, they would be amazed at the many new games, like Jackpot draw (basically, two sets of 4-D which must appear among the top 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize draw, or one of which must appear among the top 3, while the other among the Special draws. For the larger prize (at least 6-figure or even 7-figure sum), if either one only appear in top 3, Special or Consolation, the prize money is much less than normal 4-D. I could write a book on this if I were to do more research!

Anyway, in Malaysia, Muslims are forbidden to bet, and there are signs at all outlets informing about this. But still, die-hard ones can be seen waiting for the right moment to bet. They could also ask a non-Muslim to do so on their behalf.

There are people for or against gambling for different reasons. But with Genting being the sole legalised casino which provided much revenues for the government, there is an irony of sorts where this is concerned.
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