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, October 27, 2016

YS Chan: Taxi driver aid and its ramifications


"TAXI drivers exiting rental-purchase agreements, often described as the pajakmodel, will be granted RM5,000 each for the purchase of new taxis, as announced in the recent budget.
The RM60 million allocated in this scheme will benefit 12,000 taxi drivers.. Similarly, SOCSO will provide a safety net for those eligible.
Those receiving benefits will no doubt be happy initially, but others not entitled might be bitter, including large numbers of self-employed people like petty traders and hawkers.
The giving out of handouts have more ramifications than one can imagine.
For example, very few people are aware that 57 percent of all taxi permits in peninsular Malaysia are owned by individuals, and many of these permits are rented out, some together with the vehicle.
Drivers who rent such individually-owned permits or taxis without a rental-purchase agreement would have difficulty showing evidence to qualify for the RM5,000 grant.
On the other hand, taxi companies and cooperatives have allowed thousands of people unable to obtain permits, or who do not qualify for one, to drive taxis."


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