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.)

Sunday, November 06, 2016

YS Chan: Allowing bullies to control taxi points?

It is nice to have someone with first hand experience to tell us this.

Excerpt from his article in The Heat:

"A taxi operator recently declared that drivers of e-hailing services will be barred from picking up passengers at several major hotels and shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur from November.
He planned to bring taxi services at these properties under his control, just as he had done so at Kuala Lumpur City Centre where Suria KLCC is located.
This was after he had secured a sub-contract from another taxi company that has an agreement with a shopping mall for chauffeur-driven limousine services.
If given a free hand, taxi drivers, companies, cooperatives or associations are quick stake territorial claims to monopolise services.
Such exclusivity could easily degenerate to the extent that guests and shoppers using other taxis or e-hailing services may be dropped off on the main road instead of the covered entrance.
Fearing repercussions, the hotel and mall operators named were quick to deny having any agreement or arrangement with this taxi operator, who continues to make waves in the local scene.
There is bound to be confusion when issues are not seen in the right context, more so when matters are further complicated by parties with vested interests."

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