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, June 26, 2014

Nedim and his Lamborghini Avantador

I used to joke about how an ordinary guy would be made a bankrupt if he were to be gifted with a Ferrari, with a condition that he uses it daily. It makes no difference if the car had been a Lamborghini, as both are Italian super sports cars which only the very rich can afford to own and maintain.



This guy was appointed a 'special officer' in the Tourism Ministry by his old man, the minister. Amid criticisms (critics have been described as 'stupid'), he downplayed the appointment and described his son's role as that of 'office boy' with no pay. Boy, what a flamboyant office boy in the ministry... sure makes a good impression to foreign tourists!

Recently, we were at the Craft Complex (Komplex Budaya Kraf) in Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, and it was a real disappointment on a Saturday afternoon.

I was hungry, having missed lunch, and the directions to a cafeteria led to a closed one, and when asked, it was closed on public holidays (including Saturday and Sunday)! Because of the high-end high-rise development around the spacious complex comprising of low-rise buildings, it is difficult to find an ordinary cafe nearby for some snacks. My first impression of the property in a premium location in KL was the high value it could fetch if put on sale in the open market. I think the opportunity cost would easily put the complex as a white elephant which is better off being re-sited elsewhere. The fact that a cafeteria cannot survive on a daily basis, shows the lack of response from both tourists and public alike. While I was there, I noticed the KL Hop-on Hop-off buses stopped by quite frequently, but not fully packed. There were a couple of coaches with students on a visit to the complex.

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