Innocent ah? You prove to us first la.
Ya it's been quite some time since Niamah!!! was updated. Busy making a living la. Sorry ah. But today I found 2 funnies in The Star which incidentally I have stopped buying on a regular basis. Cut down expenses lor. Anyway...
After much hype and protests by various NGO's, businesses and netizens the amended Evidence Act recently passed by Parliament remains in force. For those who don't already know, this amendment assumes you are guilty until proven innocent for everything that is posted on your Internet site. Whether posted by you or posted by anyone who is able to access your site, leave comments, make postings etc. If it appears on your page you are GUILTY. A couple of days ago a campaign for repealing this unfair law was activated on the Internet. The campaign called for all netizens to have an Internet Blackout Day. It garnered participation and support from individuals, NGO's as well as business corporations. But it apparently didn't go any good. Today the government announced that it was keeping the amended law. Nothing would change. And who did they pick to make the announcement? None other than Rais Yatim. Malaysians' best online "pal". But what is funny is the way Yorais made this announcement.
"The provision of the Act should not be doubted or feared because it is based on a presumption of fact and not a presumption of guilt."
It might make some sense to a lawyer but to an ordinary Malaysian like myself...HUH??? So what you're saying, Yorais, is "don't worry la. We are not presuming you are guilty. We are just presuming what is on your blog/Facebook/Twitter is FACT. So unless you can prove that it is not...you're GUILTY la. Faham tak?"
Malaysia is truly a SPORTS loving nation. We promote sports all the time. We just have our own special way of doing it. The latest example of our rather unique efforts in promoting sports and grooming talented Malaysians for international sports is reported in The Star today. It was announced that ...
"The national diving squad can now look forward to better things as Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek has allocated RM800,000 to refurbish the National Aquatic Centre."
Wow! This is so typical of the way this government does things, isn't it? They are basically saying to all the Malaysian sportsmen and sportswomen, "You go and win some medals first la. If you win then maybe we consider giving some money and support to you and your sport. Okay?"
Question. If the national aquatic centre needed refurbishing why was it not refurbished? You mean if Pandelela had not won an Olympic medal the centre would not be refurbished? What kind of logic is that?
Yup! That is the BN Malaysian Way. You want support ah? Show us first la. Bring back some Olympic medals first.
But then ah, I osso confused la. Lee Chong Wei fought hard and brought home the Silver. So why are millions of ambitious Malaysians still playing badminton on the roadside and under coconut trees? I would have thought some YB would have announced some allocation to build a few hundred thousand in-door badminton courts d. No ah?