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.)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

To give an idea of Rm2.6 billion (British not American)

To put in figures: 2,600,000,000 in British billions, and not in terms of American billions: 260,000,000. 1 American billion is only 100 million, unlike British 1000 million.

In Chinese terms, 'yat yik' or 1 'yik' means 100 million, or 1 American billion. So Rm2.6 billion is actually 26 'yik' or 26 American billions.

I can still remember Nurul Izzah posting a picture of a container truck with notes at the side to try and give a perspective of how much if the amount were in Rm1 notes. Not sure if it is actually accurate when put to the test. But this is another perspective...

Pic courtesy of Zunar Kartonis Fan Club

Abacus users might need this for calculating the 2.6 billions.
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