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.)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

It is generally accepted that women are always right

A friend got into hot soup because without thinking, he put his wife's letter into a post box... without stamps... and it was meant to be posted by Poslaju! He had to put up with two days of nagging and could not sleep for two nights while waiting for Monday to try and retrieve the letter.

When I met him at 8.00 am, he said he was there since 7.30 am, though official opening time is 8.30 am. The postmaster happened to be early refused to listen to him trying to speak through the slit of the glass doors. But when we met him as soon as PO opened, he was very helpful indeed. My friend was told to come again at 3 pm, to catch the man who comes to collect mail daily. Meanwhile, he was advised to buy a special Poslaju envelope and to fill in the details of sender and addressee so that he could resend the letter without delay as soon as the letter is retrieved, and that he can expect the letter to be received the next day.

When everything was sorted out, the next day my friend could joke that he was willing to pay Rm100 just to retrieve the letter! This is just to show how badly he was affected by what seems to be a small matter and also who is the boss in the 'Home Ministry'! I joked that having delegated the errand of posting the letter, any mistake (without stamps or not sending by Poslaju) will be his, regardless of whether clear instruction had been given.

This reminds me of a Pickles cartoon strip:

Earl: Well, that was a mistake, wasn't it?!
Opal: I don't make mistakes. I create challenges for problem solving, and opportunities for service.

and the saying 'God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.'

Also the joke, 'My wife and I had words, but I didn't get to use mine.'


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