Monday, January 16, 2012

Penang's Integrity Measure

On Thursday, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his state executive councilors made a public declaration of their assets and which was audited by KPMG.

Lim had explained that the asset declaration was an “integrity measure” he had proposed for the Penang PR government in line with its CAT (Competency, Accountability, Transparency) principles. The details of each official’s assets are available at http://www.penang.gov.my/.

Selangor and the other opposition-controlled states should do likewise. Then we shall see if BN-governed states dare to do the same!


I saw the above photo posted on January 13, 2012 on boingboing.net and the thought of being imprisoned in your own abode because of 176 inches of snow on the ground fills you with a sense of wonderment as much as it is of remoteness. Where is this place, you may ask? It’s the US town of Cordova, about 150 miles southwest of Anchorage in Alaska.

With Celtic having secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Dundee United, the former still sits in first place in the Scottish Premier League and still ahead of Rangers by two points.

Gary Hooper drove Celtic into the lead in the 12th minute when he ran on to an incisive pass from strike partner Anthony Stokes before sending a right-footed shot past United goalie Dusan Pernis from 14 yards. Midfielder Victor Wanyama doubled the advantage five minutes later when he rose highest in the United defense following a short corner between Georgios Samaras and Emilio Izaguirre, to head the latter's cross past Pernis. The Tannadice side pulled one back when John Rankin fired in an unstoppable strike in the 50th minute.

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