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 appears 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.)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jeffrey FK Phang: Silence is Golden?



'Keeping silent is a passive stance that requires you to do nothing, while speaking up is uncomfortable and may land you in trouble.


Hence, when this advice was dished out to the earlier generations, we swallowed it gladly - hook, line and sinker literally. It gave us the opportunity to pursue our careers and materialistic goals while feeling justified that we could safely ignore our social and environmental obligations since we had entrusted it to the government of the day.


It gave us the opportunity to pursue our careers and materialistic goals while feeling justified that we could safely ignore our social and environmental obligations since we had entrusted it to the government of the day.


Unchecked and unmonitored, our earlier generations stood by idly while constitutional and organisational checks and balances were torn down.


We woke up one morning and finally saw that the society that we had left unattended was engulfed by evil and corruption - to this day.


For many years, people cowered in fear, in case of reprisals, refusing to speak up while the statements of the extremists and the racists became the main fodder for the media.


The vocal minority is the one speaking on behalf of the silent majority.'


More:
http://rakyattimes.com/index.php/columnist/1867-silence-is-golden-jeffrey-fk-phang


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