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, November 07, 2016

Implications of Idris Jala's ‘The govt does not sack its employees’

If at any time, the government wishes to retrench civil servants, what better reason than sacking those who are charged and convicted of criminal offences? But civil servants are safe for now, because they are one of BN's safe deposits.

Excerpt from The Heat:

"Some teachers molest students and others racially discriminate against innocent children; some civil servants steal public money and others are dead wood at their jobs; some law enforcement officers commit crimes which it is their job to prevent, and the public is left wondering why the government still loves them.
Yet the same government talks of “nation building”. What kind of nation do these people help to build?
IDEAS (Institute for Democracy And Economic Affairs) held a one-day conference on “Nation Building, Unity and the Malaysian Dream: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, at the Institut Integriti Malaysia in Bukit Tunku, Kuala Lumpur on Sept 16, 2015.
Some participants raised the issue of racist teachers who are creating disunity by ordering non-Muslim children to have meals in the wash rooms during Ramadan; who tell non-Muslim children they can drink their own urine if the school canteens are closed during the fasting month; who are quick to order non-Malay children to “balik India/balik Cina”; who force Orang Asli children to read the Arabic script and slap them if they can’t.
During the last session titled “The Malaysian Dream: Prospects for the Future”, a member from the floor pointed out that the Malaysian Dream of a united,  developed country would come to naught if racism was not stamped out by taking tough measures.
Racist teachers were doing tremendous damage to efforts of building bridges between the multiracial population as they were turning innocent children, among whom would be future leaders of the country, into racists.
Datuk Seri Idris Jala, CEO of PEMANDU, a speaker on this panel, was asked why such teachers should not sacked. The reply was a firm and curt “the government does not sack its employees”.
This reply speaks volumes and volumes of the state of our civil servants – their inefficiency, corruption, lackadaisical attitude, “ketuanan”ness, immorality, etc.
Contrast this with the case of part-time religious teacher Qatrun Nada Mohd Latfi, who attended a talk given by the opposition in 2012 and was summarily dismissed.
What Idris Jala seems to be saying is that public servants are the government’s fixed deposit in its voter bank. This would also explain the bloated civil service. Be loyal and vote for the BN, and the government will protect you."

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