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.)

Friday, May 09, 2014

Speak up, oh silent majority!

Did you know that the term, 'silent majority'  had been used in the 19th century, as an euphemism for the dead? I didn't, until I looked up Wikipedia, and according to their definition,

'The silent majority is an unspecified large majority of people in a country or group who do not express their opinions publicly. The term was popularized (though not first used) by U.S. President Richard Nixon in a November 3, 1969, speech in which he said, "And so tonight—to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans—I ask for your support."  In this usage it referred to those Americans who did not join in the large demonstrations against the Vietnam War at the time, who did not join in the counterculture, and who did not participate in public discourse. Nixon along with many others saw this group of Middle Americans as being overshadowed in the media by the more vocal minority.'

Elsewhere these are common quotes:

'The only way to be heard is to actually speak up.' Nobody would know what you think unless you speak up.

'Speak up, because the day you don't speak up for the things that matter to you is the day your freedom truly ends.'

According to Sakmongkol AK47. in his latest post, Dig in and fight:

'There is an opinion that in the face of growing racial polarisation, the Chinese- the rich ones and the highly educated, the tax payers should leave this country. This is a defeatist attitude. The ones promoting racial bigotry are those in UMNO and pro UMNO groups who want to justify the oppressive policies they adopt because they are necessary to counter the legitimate competition from other races. If the proponents of leave Malaysia subscribe to the trafficking of that intoxicating quick fix pedaled by UMNO and the racial bigots, what about the rest of the Chinese?

You do that, that is exactly what the UMNO right-wingers and brown-shirts want you to do.'

Rest of his post:

More recent events in Malaysia have seen the more vocal minorities - leaders of Isma and Perkasa, making hateful statements, while our PM maintain his usual elegant silence, unbecoming of a leader who made 1Malaysia his signature theme before GE13. Please let us know where you stand so that we know what to do next.

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