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 appears 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.)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Penang Monthly: By Herbert Poenisch: Things to Consider when Choosing a Governor for Bank Negara Malaysia

Excerpt:

"With the exit of Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, the Governor of Bank Negara, Penang Monthly considers the issue of central bank governance.

As the outstanding leadership of Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz as Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) draws to a close, this article aims to shed more light on global best practices for choosing a central bank governor and provides profiles of central bank governors worldwide."

"A critical aspect of central banks’ autonomy pertains to the appointments procedure (Figure 2), their terms of office and the procedures for their dismissal. The understanding is that senior officials should have tenure and should be protected against arbitrary dismissal. The power to appoint central bank governors rests mainly with the Head of State (60%). This is the case in Malaysia, where the Yang di-Pertuan Agong appoints the Governor[6]. However, on the way, the BNM Governance Committee prepares a shortlist of candidates and submits it to the Government, which in turn proposes candidates to the King.

Having a number of institutions involved in the appointment process (Figure 3), i.e. a multifaceted appointment process which involves advice, recommendation or consent by another body, may mute the influence of any single political party in the selection of a governor.

In order to ensure tenure, the length of mandates and the conditions for reappointment are specified. As Table 1 shows, the most common length of term is five to six years with the possibility of being reappointed. This was the case in BNM[7], where Zeti was in office for three terms. The Bank Negara Act 2009 provides for the appointment of the governor in line with best international practices without being specific in detail.The remuneration of central bank governors has to be approved by the supervisory board as well as outside parties, such as the government and/or the parliament."

More:
http://penangmonthly.com/things-to-consider-when-choosing-a-governor-for-bank-negara-malaysia/
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