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.)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kajang by-election: That Wan Azizah shall win is just a formality?

Sakmongkol AK47: On Political Platforms in the Kajang by-Election. Manifesto vs MONEYfesto


"Last night, I attended the launching of Reformasi 2 at Kajang stadium. The stadium was filled to the brim. It was a huge crowd. As usual this morning, after waking up with arithmetitis, mainstream media will downplay the size of the huge crowd. Maybe 232 attnded.
There were so many speakers. So we end up mostly making rallying calls. The political platform has been explained widely throughout  the campaign period.
That Wan Azizah shall go on to win this by-election is just a formality. The question is how big will her majority be."

"The non-Malays will come out in big numbers to vote Wan Azizah. They are motivated by one reason only. The UMNO people can challenge them to explain their conduct and ask once again what do the Chinese want- that will be an irrelevant question. The question will be simply ignored. The basic desire and motivation is just to see BN get its butt kicked. They don’t like BN and its a subjective choice. Nothing much to explain."

"...The Malays who did not vote Pakatan the last time because they didn’t want to vote a CC Lee will  come out to vote this time. They will vote Wan Azizah."

Rest of the article:

This is no ordinary by-election. That Anwar created it so that he could be Menteri Besar of Selangor was known. That BN hastily put an end to his ambition is also generally accepted by the public, despite BN's denial. That Wan Azizah has to take Anwar's place as candidate is a reaction to BN's malicious scheme of things, not of her choice. Could it be a blessing in disguise that Wan Azizah shall benefit from sympathy votes, and as a result, become MB of Selangor? Highly possible, given the turnout of Reformasi 2. It is also possible that we might get to have Wan Azizah as first woman PM of Malaysia at the next GE.

Sodomy I was unprecedented in its aim of denying Anwar a chance to be PM. That Sodomy II was used again seems so lacking in ideas and certainly malicious in intention. We should let the powers be know that whether a person is fit to be PM should be left to the people to decide, not anyone else under the pretext of protecting the country. The Kajang by-election is now like a referendum which the voters shall decide on behalf of the rest of the country's voters. The margin of majority is vital in this context.

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