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.)

Saturday, February 04, 2017

A friend's Chinese New Year marred by an overzealous DBKL enforcement officer

He received this 14-day notice to stop using a residential house as a motor workshop:

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But the house had conversion approval for which a total conversion fee of Rm78,000 was paid in 1997!

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I wish to know if such an approval is temporary because an officer in DBKL asked to see the Development Order (which cannot be found) and added that the owner can get refund of the fee paid but has to reapply for conversion for which the fee will be much higher based on current rate! If this is the case, then DBKL can go round looking for properties with similar approvals and demand new conversions and higher fees! Assessment rate was based on commercial use and he has business licence since he bought the property in 2004.

The other point is the trend to go paperless. When asked, the architect firm said they keep record up to 7 years only. So the onus is on owners to keep documents indefinitely?

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