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.)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sept 16: Malaysia Day or Malaysja Day?

Past few days' run up to Malaysia Day seem to suggest a totally different scenario come September 16: Malays will be having a Red Shirts Rally in response to the hugely successful yellow coloured Bersih 4 rally just before Merdeka Day.

The Malay organizers of the RSR started off the proposal in a threatening manner. Based on feedback, non-Malays are advised to stay indoors. I can imagine almost all such shops will be closed, not because it is a national holiday but as a precaution. It is so sad that after 52 years, Malaysia Day is going to be a day of worrying.

I am reminded of this joke: 'Cheer up! Things could have been worse. We cheered up, and things got worse.'

When Dr Mahathir was PM, many of us complained about his dictatorial rule. It is still a wonder why he gave up after 22 years (1981 - 2003), when he could have hang on... probably till today and make it 34 years!

Pak Lah (2003 - 2009), in comparison seemed like an angel, if not for his son-in-law's antics and his son's low profile opportunities in business. Many credited Pak Lah for providing much space for public expression of opinions.

Najib (since 2009), as we all know, refuses to resign under much pressure from many quarters with a litany of complaints. This is the first time, we are faced with a PM who refused to listen, even to his mentor and other former colleagues.

On the proposed Red Shirt Rally which is racial and directly anti-Bersih (multi-racial), Rafidah Aziz asked, 'What's the point? What are you trying to prove?'

Despite police declaration that it is illegal, first the DPM cum Home Minister (senior Vice President of Umno), followed by the PM cum Finance Minister (President of Umno), had given tacit approval for Umno members to participate. It is only natural that Youth and Sports Minister (Umno Youth chief) agreed:

'Khairy: Umno Youth members free to join red-shirt rally
Party youth chief says comments made by Najib yesterday represent position of the party.'

Yas Zy : Melayu Tipu Melayu

'Former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz today hit out at leaders who "play the race card" in order to avoid addressing issues raised by concerned Malaysians. In her latest Facebook post today, Rafidah said the the "mess" facing Malaysia had nothing to do with race, but governance, transparency, and integrity. "These are truly uneasy times. Some people seem to avoid the REAL issues and prefer to choose the easiest way out... Play the racial card... Point fingers and play the blame game... Play the numbers game to give the impression of 'strength' of support.'

Her opinion is much more sensible than those from the current crop of sycophantic ministers, who made fools of themselves in trying to outdo each other in defending Najib.

The power is in Malay hands and there is no doubt about it, now or in future, even if Umno-led BN fell to the opposition.


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