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.)

Monday, October 03, 2016

Hafidz Baharom: If a riot does happen, I’ll blame the gov’t

"Title pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? Not quite.
Allow me to provide proper justification on this based on a few points. Let us start with the obvious of all, Jamal Yunos is in fact the head of an Umno division in Sungai Besar. Therefore, he is part and parcel of the political party currently in the majority of running Malaysia since the 13th general election in 2013.
This is the same party that has Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and even Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor as both president and secretary-general respectively. As such, does Umno support hooliganism and even mob mentality similar to the German Nationalist Socialist (Nazi) party in the 1940s?
If not, then why is Jamal still an acceptable member of Umno and a division leader in that sense?
He has threatened a riot, he has threatened violence against another individual, and had even now instigated a full confrontation by harassing a peaceful assembly.
If Tengku Adnan or Ku Nan believes that such a clash could be instigated, then why is he allowing a member of his own party to continue leading the mob? Unless, of course, Umno as a party agrees to it.
Secondly, we have to ask ourselves the basic question of all, what does he stand for?
If the red shirt movement headed by Jamal insists on protecting Malay rights, then why is he against a movement that benefits the Malays?
A free and fair election is beneficial for all regardless of race. In fact, during his confrontation in Teluk Intan, Jamal provoked a standoff with Bersih-supporting Malays by ripping away their flag. Thus, is there a specific breed of Malays that Jamal, and subsequently Umno, represents?
These two points are important to be answered by Umno as a party because it is in fact a nationalist party representing a specific ethnic group, regardless of the divisions within it.
To say that it is acceptable for Jamal of Umno to harass people like Maria Chin Abdullah and her supporters is contradictory to the party and all it stands for.
Similarly, we must also ask how exactly can Jamal be left unhindered in representing a splinter group of Malay hooligans who believe in harassment and violence to stop a democratic agenda from progressing?
Are Najib and Ku Nan now saying that registering new voters for the future election is wrong? The courts have already pointed out the legality of Bersih and its gatherings multiple times, to the cost of the government and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
Yes, I have my reservations against Bersih, and I’ve been very vocal about my issues with their agenda.
‘I and many other Malays are not represented by a hooligan’
However, I am damned sure that I and many other Malays are not represented by a racist hooligan who is funding and leading a local right-wing movement without any action from his political party or even the authorities.
And that is exactly what Jamal is - a terrorist.
If the political party which he is a member of believes in no action needs to be taken against him, then the party itself is in fact allowing a terror movement taking place across the country which is a threat to national security.
Ku Nan believes that if the red shirts and Bersih meet, it will in fact be a riot. I support his thoughts. It will in fact be a violent clash and, as we have seen, will be instigated by a member of his own party. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised that the only reason Jamal has such support is due to his ties with Umno itself.
It is to the benefit of Umno and this government to take stern action against instigators of terrorist and violent acts, foreign or domestic.
The failure to do so, if any violence or riots occur as a result which cause injury or death, and I personally hold this government, the political parties within it, and even the authorities who somehow have been oddly pacifist when dealing with Jamal, all accountable.
In fact, we should all hold these parties accountable if it does happen. After all, Ku Nan governs the party as secretary-general, and Najib is prime minister. Now, go and govern."

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