Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Suppresion of truth

It does not bode well for the country when international newspapers start reporting on Malaysia's suppression of the press. Especially papers like the New York Times, The Times UK and International Herald, which has a really wide readership base.
I promised myself I would stay away from political blogging for the reason that any negativity would tend to generate more nausea within myself.
However, this remains one of my main contention points for the situation in this country. That people are being discouraged to voice out their opinion. The really public ones get to go to jail. Or get slapped with punishments or harassment.
When people speak out, they may be speaking the truth or they could telling an outright lie.
I believe today's society is matured enough to sieve the facts from the pile of information thrown at them.
Forget the mainstream media in Malaysia. The papers are only good for their story articles, and any reports on political activities or happenings are only to show the good side of the current ruling government.
What kind of example is being set by today's leaders when they lie through their teeth?
Like I posted earlier this month, even telling a white lie is only a stay of execution.
How long do you think you have before the truth comes out?
I suppose only people who do NOT fear God do not bother about what retribution will come their way on Judgement Day.
With that, I'll leave you with my quote.

The reason men are silenced is not because they speak falsely, but because they speak the truth. This is because if men speak falsehoods, their own words can be used against them; while if they speak truly, there is nothing which can be used against them -- except force.

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