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.)

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Kelantan: State government survey finds 90% in Kelantan want hudud... but are you convinced?

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Meanwhile political scientist, Dr Wong Chin Huat explains succinctly the fallacy of such a claim:

'How does Kelantan state government find 90% of support for its Syariah Criminal Code? Here is a simple methodological analysis.


Teacher: Raise your hand if you are absent.
Teacher: Great, 100% attendance!

Statistician: 100% self-selection bias.


PAS Kelantan: Reply to our sms whether you agree with Syariah Criminal Code
156,138 surveyed.
9,654 responded. (response rate: 6.18%)
8,940 accepted. ("acceptance rate": 92.60%)
8,198 support. (support rate: 91.70%)
PAS Kelantan: yeah, 91.70% support Hudud!

Hold on, here are more details:

Question 1:
"After 20 years the Shariah Criminal Code (hudud) is going to become a reality. Agree/Disagree?" Surveyed: 77,382
Responded: 5,395
Accepted: 5,284

Question 2:
"To ensure that the Shariah Criminal Code (hudud) is implemented, it is necessary to work with the federal government. Agree/Disagree?"
Surveyed: 78,756
Responded: 4,259
Accepted: 3,656

Here is the arithmetic:
5,395+4,259 = 9,654
5,284+3,656 = 8,940

1. Can respondents from two different surveys be added together to produce a single percentage?
2. Why is there not a question asking "Do you support the Syariah Criminal Code?"
3. Why are 111 questions to Question 1 and 603 responses to Question 2 "unaccepted"? May we have some samples of the rejected responses?'


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