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.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Liew Chin Tong: The real story behind Kelantan hudud move

'To drive a wedge is to cause hostility or disagreement between two parties. In Malaysia, the implementation of the Islamic criminal law or hudud is one such wedge that is designed to break Pakatan Rakyat, and to bolster the position of the pro-Umno elements in PAS vis-à-vis the pro-Pakatan Rakyat leaders.'

'The recent hudud debate was given a new lease of life in March 2014 when Minister in Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir dangled the private member’s bill option at the PAS-led Kelantan government.

The discussion between Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Amar Nik Abdullah and the Federal Government took the form of a "government-to-government" arrangement, thus avoiding the scrutiny of PAS national leadership and the Pakatan Rakyat leaders’ council.

Without having any intention to brief the party’s central committee as well as the Pakatan Rakyat top leaders, the Kelantan PAS leaders was adamant to table the hudud enactment on 29th December 2014. Alas, it was stalled by the great flood of Kelantan which swamped even the state government offices in Kota Baru.

Nik Amar was later instructed by the PAS central leadership to attend the Pakatan Rakyat Leadership Council on February 8, 2015, chaired by Anwar Ibrahim, two days before the de facto PKR chief was jailed.

Nik Amar explained that the exercise was a minor amendment to the 1993 enactment, and Pakatan leaders were assured that they would be allowed to have a look at the draft.

On March 12, 2015, two junior excos of Kelantan were sent to attend the Pakatan Rakyat Leadership Council with "no mandate" to change anything, and allegedly "too late" to do anything.

The purpose was clear. It was meant to present a fait accompli by deception.

It is sad that some people would do such a thing despite the Quranic warning that one should never resort to unfair and dishonest means.'

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