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, March 18, 2014

Liew Chin Tong: Can Kak Wan become PM?

'Umno strategists believe that jailing Anwar would lead to Pakatan’s downfall, repeating the disintegration of Barisan Alternatif in 2001. Of course, that is what Umno-BN wants, so that it could continue in power forever.

But there could be other scenarios arising if Anwar is jailed...'

'An accidental, reluctant PM

Umno may not have anticipated that barring Anwar from running in elections would mean releasing Kak Wan to realise her full potential.

For the past 16 years, Anwar’s image has been constantly been subjected to vicious attack by the media - from his personal integrity, to allegations against his party. Little by little, the smear campaign has taken effect, particularly among women in semi-rural areas.

On the other hand, Kak Wan’s image is unscathed. For the second time, she steps in to contest on behalf of Anwar, to seek justice. It is a symbolic political image with a strong message.

Her timely ascension could be Pakatan’s hidden weapon. Even more so, in contrast to the vastly different image attributed to Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor. As Umno scrambles for “bullets” to take down Kak Wan, the worst that Khairy Jamaluddin could think of is to accuse her of being Anwar’s “puppet”, an allegation easily answered.

I have reason to believe that Kak Wan could become an accidental, reluctant prime minister, inadvertently aided by BN. That reluctance itself is a sign of sincerity and honesty.'

Rest of article in Malaysiakini:

LIEW CHIN TONG is DAP national political education director and MP for Kluang.

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