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.)

Monday, July 07, 2014

Some of the reasons why our government is low on credibility

Public statements by government ministers are often contradictory and it is common to read of retraction of earlier statement or U-turn, or allegation that the statement had been misquoted.

The disappearance of MH370 which has yet to be found could have only worsened the already low credibility, even though whose fault it was has yet to be ascertained.

The recall of a Malaysian diplomat from New Zealand, who faced charges for burglary and sexual assault, had shown how our Foreign Ministry had tried to cover up the case, even though it was partially the fault of their NZ counterparts for failing to stop the recall. But then again, our Foreign Minister appeared to have lied about the option given by NZ when letters prove our attempt at asking them to close the case. Now, even whether the diplomat will be extradited is put into question because of some obvious delaying tactics like 'after Ramadan' or could be medically unfit to travel!

The public are often sceptical about ministerial statements and denials, due mainly to past incidents of lack of transparency and responsibility. Can we be blamed if our government had not been truthful time and again, before?

If I had any doubt about government's meddling, the following article in The Malaysian Insider removes it:

I was pressured over UM research centre’s work, says former VC 

' former Universiti Malaya (UM) vice-chancellor has revealed that he was constantly harassed by Putrajaya over the unflattering findings by the university’s research centre, lending weight to claims that the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition was unhappy with its work.'

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