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.)

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Will this be the last straw to break the camel's back?

No, I'm not referring to the sex on camel example which is hardly appropriate in Malaysia where camels are only found in zoos. 

But this figure of speech has to do with indefensible conflict of interest involving trustees of Tabung Haji (Pilgrimage Fund) who also serve as advisor or director of 1MDB, or its subsidiary. As Sarajun Hoda puts it, 'The betrayal is in collosal proportion. This is najib's value system. He puts rats to look after cheese.'

                                       Pic from Facebook, courtesy of Sarajun Hoda

According to J. D. Lovrenciear in Malaysia Chronicle:

'How best can we describe a business or investment entity that buys some 70 acres of prime land at below RM100 per square foot and then re-sells it within four years to a body corporate that is a trustee for public (religious) funds at a sweet song of over RM2,000 per square foot?
Business marvel? Brilliant accomplishment? Or is it bordering on ugly profiteering and scheming?
We seem to be losing all our ethical bearings these days. When a retailer hikes his ‘bawang’ and ‘halia’ by a few sens a kilo to make RM30 extra earnings for the day, the government’s enforcement arm will swing into action and the news makes headlines in the muzzled main stream media the next day.'

'And to get Tabung Haji’s property investment arm to pay such a sinfully high price and then get them to justify the action by stating that 1MDB even gave them a decent discount on the going ‘market value’ is like committing two sins to cover one sin really.
And on top of that, we now have even the vanguard of citizens’ safety and security, the cops, threatening to take action on the whistleblower under the Official Secrets Act on this mother-of-all exposes.'

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