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.)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nades: The challenge of integrity

'HAVING been long enough on the circuit, the task of identifying the categories of people attending seminars, talks and workshops is an easy task. They can be loosely classified into four main categories:

» Seriously came to genuinely gather knowledge and experience;

» Not interested but compelled to attend by employer;

» To make up the numbers; and

» To be conscious and seen to be there.

The people in the last category usually occupy the aisle seats hoping to make eye-contact with the keynote speaker especially the prime minister, deputy prime minister or minister, hoping that his presence is noticed. To reinforce his attendance, he would be among the first to speak during question time or dialogue.

But also in this category fall the cronies, the crooks and beneficiaries of the system. Such public meetings are the place where they can be seen to "legitimise" their role as the "orang kaya" who have made it big by working hard.

Sitting in a vantage point as speakers, we can often see some wriggling in their seats and often taking a "toilet break" or "phone call break" and leaving the room when subjects affecting them come up for discussion.'

Rest of article in The Sun:

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