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.)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Why sue Tun Dr Ling and not Tun Dr Mahathir?

It is pretty obvious to most people the reason why. In case anyone who is reading this does not know (there are foreigners reading too), Dr Mahathir served longest as PM of Malaysia - 22 years! No mean feat by any standard. He had been called a dictator by many and it is surprising why he did not continue to serve until now and make it 34 years. This is because before he gave up the post of PM, he was instrumental in deciding on Pak Lah as his successor, and subsequently, on Najib to replace Pak Lah.

But what he did not realise was the difference between Pak Lah and Najib: sensitive and insensitive. Put to pressure for great loss in GE12, Pak Lah resigned without complaining. Najib, on the other hand, till today does not do as told by his mentor and benefector even though he was hinted at, then told directly to his face, and now being called names like 'thief', which incidentally is more or less what Dr Ling had said - that he took people's money and put into his account.

Legal action against Dr Ling was swift after the statement was made. His wife already received a letter from Najib's lawyers which demanded an apology, if not, legal action wll be instituted.

Who is Tun Dr Ling to expect the same 'immunity' like Tun Dr Mahathir from PM Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak?

Dr Ling used to be President of MCA, an erstwhile strong coalition partner in Alliance, then a dispensable one in Barisan Nasional. MCA has been told to leave by certain Umno leaders for voicing out against Najib.

At 90, Dr Mahathir found out too late that the rules he had set in Umno to protect himself as President against opponents, are also protecting the very President he has been trying to dislodge as PM.

Tun Dr Mahathir is still being respected as an elder statesman, and many who were at the receiving end of his criticisms had to take them without any form of retaliation. But for how long? There is always a first time, that he might be arrested and even jailed, for openly telling the people to vote against Najib in Parliament.

It will be interesting if Tun Dr Mahathir, the founding architect of Umno Baru, who holds membership No.0000001, was sacked from the party.

Many would have forgotten Dr Ling had been a saviour when Umno morphed into Umno Baru, and Dr Mahathir has been ever grateful to him. He was BN Chairman for one day to make the legal process possible! It is a no brainer how ROS went out of its way to help, by facilitating the process. Compare and contrast that with its treatment against opposition party DAP in particular, and Pakatan Rakyat in general.

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