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.)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

GST Bill: who voted for; who voted against; who were absent

Instead of the lists being easily available, Malaysiakini had to do compilations which are available only to subscribers. But I manage to find them in this link:
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/296745?hootPostID=ba8e446f0796bd3dcdb0079e3c2457dc
via DAP Taiping page in Facebook.

I found some mistakes and I commented:

'I had a quick check and I think I spotted some mistakes. The total number of MPs who voted for (119); voted against (82); absent (20); ie. short of 1 MP. I noticed Teluk Intan (P076) was listed under DAP Seah Leong Peng as 'critically ill' when in fact, he had passed on, among the absentees, and present MP, Gerakan's Mah Siew Keong was missing. But this does not explain the missing MP to make up 222 MPs.'

Somehow, my comment could not be found again in DAP Taiping page, but still appears in my own activity log. Same with my comment in Malaysiakini's page in FB. I do feel some comments are unwelcome for one reason or other.

I am surprised that Seah Leong Peng's death a year ago, is still classified by Malaysiakini as 'critically ill' (among the absentees) and the new Gerakan MP for Teluk Intan, Mah Siew Keong's name is no where to be found. Did he voted for or was he absent? I have yet to find out why there is one MP short. In a report elsewhere, total voted against was 81 which would make 2 MPs unaccounted for. I wish someone can enlighten me on this.
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