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.)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Our camel is either more resilient or not really tested

What could be the last straw which would break the camel's back was not to be. No scandal, however big, can stick to our PM Najib. It is like water running off a duck's feathers. We thought ex-PM and also ex-mentor of Najib, Tun Dr Mahathir could force Najib to step down. But instead Najib broke his long elegant silence with a direct attack on his former mentor who had been relentless in his open attacks.

'Datuk Seri Najib Razak sounded a defiant note today to pressure to step down as prime minister, saying he will remain in the job with support from Umno and trust from the people.'

'"Was he (Dr Mahathir) not tested? There was the test of Team A and Team B, (where Dr Mahathir) almost lost. More than 50% of Umno members back then demanded for his resignation. What was his reply? "Even if I win by a single vote, I will continue to be the prime minister. A great answer.

"In 1987, I was one of those who supported him. He remains the PM because of what? It is because we (Umno members) were together even in hardship. When he was faced with hardship, we give our support to ensure that he stayed (in power).

"If we did not support him in his time of need, Dr Mahathir would not have stayed on for 22 years as the PM," he said.

"So, do not forget, when he was the PM, we gave him our full support... Now that he is no longer the PM, support us in return.

"Don't make noise even if not so supportive," he said.

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In my humble opinion, I would blame the system which decides on who can be PM. As long as majority of 191 Umno division leaders are kept happy, he remains as PM... regardless of Umno members or the public. MCA, MIC and other component parties are never consulted where this is concerned, let alone the public. Silent majority is often taken for granted as consent.

Some people say Najib is more afraid of facing Rosmah if he lost his position than facing the wrath of Tun Dr Mahathir.

The weakness of Westminster model of democracy is to be blamed for a government decided by a majority in Parliament and not by popular vote. We all know how BN obtained 133 seats out of 222 (60%), with just 47% of total votes. In the recent UK general election, the Conservatives under David Cameron won 330 out of 650 seats (about 51%) with just a third of total votes. It surprised most people because they expected a neck-to-neck competition between Conservative and Labour. As it turned out, Scottish National Party gained 50 seats, almost all at the expense of Liberal Democrat (-48), mainly because of Scotland's secession issue as well as whether UK should remain in European Union.

We have something similar in secession issues with Sabah and Sarawak, which support were taken for granted as 'Fixed Deposits' by BN. That Najib broke his silence in the company of Sabah Umno shows the importance of their continued support to his tenure as PM.

We shall see how things will eventual pan out, as some leaders decide on their loyalty, which might make or break their own political careers.


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