Monday, August 10, 2009

Google PageRank: 01

Did you know that Google PageRank is a measure of the relative importance of a web page on the Internet? And it’s cool to know that the Google PageRank for my blog 'As I See It' is 01. Good, eh?

The headline “Pakatan sure to lose Selangor, Dr M predicts” that appears in The Malaysian Insider today is so platitudinous. Well, it features Mahathir Mohamad ringing the death knell for the Pakatan Rakyat-led Selangor government. He was citing the open disputes that are evident among the Pakatan parties, especially in Selangor of late. When I read this report, there are already 30 comments posted by readers. One in particular is a real gem – this comment by ‘déjà vu’ is very accurate: “... we prefer ‘feuding’ partners than robbers” (Webpage, accessed August 10, 2009). ‘Partners’ refer to the 3 Pakatan parties and ‘robbers’ refer to the BN clique. Yes, to be sure, the 3 Pakatan parties, PKR, DAP and PAS seem to be frequently battling, bickering, dissenting, locking horns, quarreling, squabbling, warring – whatever. So what? Disagreement is not necessarily a bad thing. To me, it is a healthy process because it demonstrates that democracy is alive in Selangor – they are all equal partners, they speak their own minds, and they do not need to kowtow to one another. So what if there is in-fighting; after all, it is part and parcel of the process of learning to work together. And let me declare here that my view in this issue counts because I am a registered voter in Selangor!

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