Friday, September 12, 2008

malaysiakini Should Report More HAPPY Stories Like This

We all know that bad news sells as most people are more interested in sex scandals, corruption and other horror stories but if we read too much of the bad stuff, eventually we become numb to some of the good happenings like this story from malaysiakini Shares for Indians: Gov't agrees to work out mechanism.

It shows that the government is making some effort to address the problems of the poorer Malaysians whose cause was raised so dramatically by the HINDRAF demos. I suggest apart from this good initiative that addresses the problem more directly with the intended beneficiary, the authorities should make a more serious effort to prefer charges (not the ISA) against those 5 being held without charge.

Surely there is enough evidence to charge them for disturbing the peace, obstructing traffic, refusing to comply with legitimate order to disperse etc?

The problem with using a sledgehammer to squash a fly is that it is rather messy and you do not address the real problem - maybe your house is too dirty in the first place?

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