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.)

Friday, May 08, 2015

Both by-elections show BN losing support

Results of the by-elections in Rompin, Pahang on May 5, and Permatang Pauh, Penang on May 7 were as expected with BN retaining Rompin and PKR retaining Permatang Pauh. But taking into account the lower turnouts, it cannot be denied BN's majority was cut by almost half in Rompin while PKR's majority was only cut marginally.

At a time when Najib was counting on showing his popularity, both results were not only disappointing to him, but reflected the voters unhappiness over his handling of the latest issues: GST, 1MDB, and so on.

The usual tricks of election like uncanny coincidences in allocation of development funds during campaign periods; use of government-controlled mainstream media in splashing bad news on the opposition and good news of BN; perceived harassment of opposition leaders; and even a case of someone having voted instead of a senior citizen, failed to work.

Dr Wan Azizah's repeat candidature in Permatang Pauh as a result of her husband Anwar Ibrahim's imprisonment had been described as 'taking the voters for granted' or 'fooling with the voters' and even as 'family business' or calling her 'a grandmother' did not help. Surely the voters knew the circumstances and understood that they were just reacting to injustice perpetrated by the powers that be, each time sabotaging their plans. What else could they do but to fight on and not surrender to harsh injustice?


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