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.)

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Dr Kua, I hope you will agree there is a big difference between nepotism in the opposition and that in the ruling party

With due respect to Dr Kua, I think there is a big difference between nepotism in opposition and that in the ruling party, especially in Malaysia. Former opposition leaders had struggled against all kinds of obstacles and it is only now that we can see some fruits of their labour. Being detained and even jailed for fighting against injustice was common even till today, so carrying on the struggle of their fathers is not a bed of roses. Contrast this with nepotism in the ruling party where the families could enrich themselves with impunity.

 The people should be grateful if an opposition leader has children who are willing and passionate about continuing the family tradition of defending justice. He should not be denied the chance to compete with others. What if he happens to be the best known among them? Do we reject him for democracy's sake? We should also think of the chances of winning at the by-election too.

I am referring to Dr Kua's letter to Malaysiakini, For Karpal's sake, no nepotism please...

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/262093

I wish to add that the late Karpal Singh might have wished for another son or daughter to take up the fight in the defence of justice, and not as presumed by Dr. Kua. Only if the related person has got what it takes will he or she be elected as people's representative or last till the next election and then get to be re-elected. There are many chances for the public to show their approval or otherwise. Furthermore, it is not too late to discourage nepotism if and when the opposition becomes the ruling coalition, when the appointments to positions of power will be scrutinised by the general public.

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