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.)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Living next door to a Smart Readers franchisee

Once, on my way back from PJ, I was listening to BFM and the founders of Smart Readers were being interviewed. They were Dato Seri Dr Richard Ong and his wife, Datin Seri Wang. From memory, some of the details were that they have 315 outlets, including 8, not franchised, which they run themselves. They are now busy introducing their brand abroad. Among other things, they said they are careful in selecting their franchisees to ensure they are well qualified as well as having the right aptitude for children and so on.

But I happen to live next door to one of their franchisees and I am not impressed with her selfish behaviour in being houseproud and 'rubbish thy neighbour' attitude. I am tired of listing out the things they have done when we were away for a few days, each time we were half expecting something unpleasant, like our plants cut down, sprayed with weedkillers or the public space in front of our house dumped with their garden refuse. They already occupied one patch to grow their vegetables, permanently obstructing our vehicles when doing 3-point turns.



The public space from the vegetable patch up to the garden refuse dump is in front of our semi-detached houses, why not in front of theirs?


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, these are the people "educating" our young. They provide knowledge but not education. There is a Q-dees Kindergarten located in my friend's neighbourhood in Happy Garden, KL. It is housed in a semi- detached house at a blind corner. Every morning and afternoon, the cars zooming in to the kindergarten causes a massive jam. Cars double park, park in front of resident's entrance, cars whizzing up and down the road at high speed, overtaking without care endangering the residents. The nearby residents suffer twice daily. Yet Q-dees motto is " Learn to love, Love the Community"! Bah humbug. It is more like " Damn the community, These type of kindergartens provide knowledge but not an education. Only the bottom line matters.