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.)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

We thought we had the last straw... but is there going to be a tipping point within Umno?

With open attacks from ex-PM for 22 years who seems to have much respect and influence, followed by some former and present Umno leaders, Najib is still holding the most powerful position. Looking back, Tun Dr Mahathir's legacy seems not to be helping him remove Najib but in helping Najib stay on. Such is the advantage of incumbency. Umno Baru was Tun's creation and he holds membership No.1, but he gave up membership before and rejoined after Pak Lah agreed to leave. But I don't think this is going to make any difference when dealing with Najib, who seems to be under the delusion he is fighting on as a Bugis warrior!

Unlike Pak Lah who was too sensitive to direct insult, Najib seems immune to all kinds of criticisms and insults. So now it is either up to the 191 division leaders (a.k.a. warlords) in Umno to remove him, or the MPs in Parliament to provide a 'No confidence' vote, or wait until the next General Election in two or three years time.

It is obvious to many that Najib is now depending on those who depend on him for positions and opportunities for enrichment, and not necessarily the grassroots in the party. We should not take statements of support as true support because since the division leaders were last elected, the situation has changed.

We have to put up with many lies in the form of public statements by PM and other ministers, but the mother of all lies was when the cash from Cayman Islands becomes 'asset' in the form of 'units'! What a transformation via one of PM's endless possibilities!
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