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 appear 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.)

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Why the sudden clamour for Tony Pua to resign from PAC?

'The UMNO/Barisan Nasional agenda to remove DAP MP for PJ Utara, Tony Pua from Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearings on the 1MDB scandal is still on stream and seeking to gather greater support, enlisting Ministerial endorsement after the campaign opener by Prime Minister’s choice lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah and former Cabinet Minister and PAC Chairman Datuk Seri Shahrir Abdul Samad.

This is why the Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Shabery Cheek has waded into the 1MDB/PAC controversy to spearhead the UMNO/BN guerrilla campaign and tactics demanding that Pua be removed from the PAC hearings on the 1MDB scandal.

Shabery claimed that by his outspokenness on the 1MDB scandal, Pua had “not only shamed the PAC, but also the parliamentary system itself and was no longer qualified to sit in the PAC”.

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Well known blogger, Raja Petra has also expressed his view that 1MDB might not get a fair hearing because of Tony's prejudice. Even Parliament Speaker joined in to speak against Tony's place in PAC.

Tony felt honoured at the extraordinary attention given to him and expressed surprise that BN is afraid of his presence at the scheduled PAC meeting with 1MDB's present and past CEO, despite having 8 BN members on the panel. Actually, the Deputy Chairman is also from DAP, but Dr Tan Seng Giaw is relatively low profile and even his blog posts are very brief in comment on any matter.

In my humble opinion, the pressure to leave out Tony Pua will be perceived as an attempt to prevent unscripted questions being put forward to 1MDB's duo. Why are they afraid of Tony's prejudice?
How will a prejudiced person's questions affect an inquiry? Surely no matter how questions are raised, facts which reveal transactions were above board will not be affected. I believe there are many questions which will not be adequately answered, which must be the real reason for fearing Tony's presence at the forthcoming meeting.


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