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Exiled Leader Fights For Xinjang.


THINKING OUT LOUD

A couple of years ago I had set up a wifi system around my house but it was down, I am thinking of making another one and I am going to name it "wifi republic".

I am going to re-organize my blogs too, now I am testing some templates, trying and testing them at this stage. I am trying to fully utilized the latest blogspot editor. Not doubt that they are better with many needs that are taken care of. However the new blogspot editor lack fluidity where we can used different blog templates for different categories of posts or entries.

However I had thought of this new format. Try
anak matlesen to see the new format. The present PERWI is slightly messy as I had attempted to master the new blogspot editor. I think by doing that I had taken extra "memories".

I am still in the learning curve and I may not proceed with the present idea for I have to evaluate either to follow the existing system that blogspot new editor provide or do the necessary such as amending the html on the free template that I had obtained satisfactorily to get a system that I want.



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'Merchant of death' denies arming terror

Viktor Bout in a
Bangkok prison cell.
Victor Bout, accused of being one of the world's leading arms dealers, denies supplying weapons to the Taliban, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.

Bout, a 42-year-old Russian, was arrested last March in Bangkok by American agents while allegedly discussing the sale of shoulder-launched missiles with US agents camouflaged as Colombian rebels from FARC.

He is currently detained in a maximum-security prison in Bangkok awaiting a final court hearing scheduled for next week. The United States wants him extradited to the US after the final hearings.[more]

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Livni: Netanyahu Must Decide - Right or Us

Despite the rekindled coalition talks between Kadima and Likud, Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni remained firm in her position Sunday.

Speaking to Israeli ministers outside of the weekly cabinet meeting, Livni said there would be no coalition agreement with Likud that would not include the Annapolis inspired two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and "equal partnership" in the government – meaning rotation in the prime minister's role.

"This is Bibi's (Netanyahu) basic choice," Livni told the ministers, "of whether he goes with the Right or with us. It should be expressed in equal partnership and in the diplomatic field. There will be no agreement without the diplomatic matter."[more]

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Mullen sketches out 'US strike' on Iran

US Navy Sailors prepare for morning flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis. According to Adm. Mike Mullen, the navy would be heavily involved in a potential war on Iran.
The top US military commander describes how Washington would engage Iran militarily amid simmering talks of war on the country.

In a weekend interview with Charlie Rose, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said although he is concerned with the 'consequences' of a military action against Iran, the army could rely on a 'very strong strategic reserve'.

"We have the capacity to do it but we are stretched. My ground forces are very stressed, very worn… On the other hand we've got a very strong strategic reserve in our Air Force and in our Navy and in fact that's a part of the world, it's a maritime part of the world, where the emphasis would certainly be on those two forces," explained Adm. Mullen.[more]


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UK Gov’t Spokesman Defends Contacts with Hezbollah

Britain’s government spokesman, John Wilks, defended on Sunday his country’s decision to launch talks with Hezbollah officials.

In a press conference in Amman, Wilks said, “The question we are asked constantly is: Why Hezbollah and not Hamas? And there are many reasons for our decision. First of all our contacts with Hezbollah come within the framework of our bilateral relations with Lebanon and Lebanon’s situation differs from that of the Palestinians.” [more]


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Israel Never Offered a Serious 2-State Proposal

An aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday lambasted Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over his assertion that Israel had been prepared to sign a peace agreement, but was held up the Palestinians' "weakness and lack of courage."

"The fact that we haven't reached [a peace agreement] so far is due to the weakness and lack of courage on the part of the Palestinian leaders," Olmert told Israeli ministers during his last weekly cabinet meeting in occupied Jerusalem. "Everything else is just excuses and efforts to derail the talks." "We were ready to sign a peace deal but the Palestinians unfortunately did not have the courage to do so," he said.[more]


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Hezbollah Prefers Allies Take Part in Cabinet Instead of Its Own Candidates

Hassan Nasrallah - Hezbollah

Head of the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Mohammad Raad said that Hezbollah hoped that their electoral platform would be preferred by voters during the upcoming parliamentary elections adding that his party was not seeking the elimination of the other and rather wanted to preserve partnership in Lebanon.


During a political meeting in Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon on Sunday Raad said that Hezbollah would not hesitate to offer concessions, even at its own expense, adding that it had done so during the formation of the cabinet. “We will do it again during the electoral battle if we have to.”

The Head of the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc also said that the Doha Agreement was not an alternative to the Taif Accord. “State-building is our project before being the others’ project,” he said. He added that the state they wanted would promote social justice rather than following others.[more]

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Netanhayu aka Mr. Iran envisions 'major' war in coming months

Benjamin Netanyahu believes a war scenario would be a compelling case to cobble together a national emergency government against which Kadima and Labor would be unlikely to hold out.
Amid lingering talks of war on Iran, Israel's prime minister-designate raises the alarm about a major military conflict in the coming months.

The soon-to-be prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that "a national emergency" such as Israel's involvement in a major war would help him in his frantic attempts to form a new ruling coalition.

Following the inconclusive February 20 elections, Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, the hawkish leader of Likud, was tasked with piecing together a new Israeli government.

Netanyahu, who is known as "Mr. Iran" in Israeli circles, has so far failed to gain the trust and support of opposition parties of Kadima and Labor.[more]
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The cost of empire

Pemberton: US government spending $100 B annually to maintain 1000 foreign military bases. [ VIDEO INSIDE ]
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PERAK : Isu semasa

Campurtangan Polis, Mahkamah dan Jentera Kerajaan Berpunca daripada Keghairahan UMNO Merebut Kuasa.Peguam, Karpal Singh berkata, V. Sivakumar boleh mengambil tindakan terhadap Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman Ridzuan Ibrahim kerana melarang beliau daripada mengadakan sidang DUN.


More News on Perak

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Selangor MB earns RM47,000 a month

Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has a monthly income of RM47,222 including fixed allowances, the state government website revealed today.

According to Khalid's income and asset declaration form posted on the website, his monthly income comprises a salary of RM11,715 and allowances of RM35,507.

However, the space for information on his housing and vehicle loans is written with the word "NONE".[more & video inside]


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BN picks Ismail Safian for Bukit Gantang

The Barisan Nasional has picked local boy Ismail Safian to contest the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat that fell vacant after Pas MP Roslan Shaharum died early last month.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced Ismail's candidature in Taiping this morning. Nomination day for the by-election is on March 29 together with by-elections for the Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah and Batang Ai in Sarawak. Polling day is April 7 for all three seats.[more]



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Dr M says Perak grab unlawful

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — More than a month after Barisan Nasional ousted Pakatan Rakyat from Perak, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the takeover was not done according to the law.

He said mistakes, bad strategy and carelessness in the Feb 5 power grab, orchestrated by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, had led to the current crisis in the state.

"You cannot topple a menteri besar or a prime minister without a no-confidence vote in the assembly. There is no other provision," he said at a function organised by Mubarak, the association for former elected representatives.[more & video inside]

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PPNS Dituduh Cuba Jatuhkan Kerajaan Negeri

Sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri membincangkan usul tergempar mengenai cubaan Barisan Nasional memperalatkan beberapa jabatan persekutuan untuk mensabotaj
[ video inside ]
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Against a unity government

It is a fact that too much politicking has affected governance in Malaysia with calls and demands for an establishment of a unity government growing louder by the day.

This was captured well by the full-page advertisement in The Star where businessman Anas Zubedy called for a political truce between both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat and asked them to concentrate on the business of governing.

This has been made more dire and dramatic with the deteriorating economic health of the country, where recession is almost inevitable.

The King and Sultan of Kedah have also joined the chorus and called for the people to be united in facing challenges that are threatening to tear the social fabric.[more]

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Pakatan’s democracy tree vandalised

Pakatan Rakyat's newly minted icon of democracy, erected in the form of a marble plaque beneath the infamous yellow flame tree here, has been destroyed.

Embattled Perak Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar surveying the damaged plaque

Edges of the dark marble have been chipped off, broken into several slivers and left scattered around the vacant lot beneath the tree, where the country's first open-air assembly sitting was held on March 3.

The act was believed to have been performed by vandals between 8pm yesterday and 9am today, as claimed by regular passers-by and neighbours in the area.[more]

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subversive attempt to bring down the Pakatan Rakyat government.

Kampung Tunku assemblyman, Lau Weng San, today presented to the press a report by the Selangor State Development office which he claimed represented a subversive attempt to bring down the Pakatan Rakyat government.

The report was a slide show presentation during a meeting held by the taskforce of the Selangor State Development Office on February 26 this year.[more]


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Malaysia unveils stimulus package of USD16 billion









Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:36:40
Mahi Ramakrishnan, Press TV, Kuala Lumpur
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Protest against UK troops : Has everyone gone mad?

A group of about 20 Muslims in Luton protested against British soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, who were parading in the town after coming back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Tuesday March 10.
The world must have gone crazy while I looked the other way.

In recent days the British establishment, media and public have roundly condemned a group of about 20 Muslims who peacefully (if provocatively) protested against British soldiers who were parading in the town of Luton.

Yet the British army - which has invaded and occupied two sovereign nations in the last decade, killed and tortured innocent civilians, and has been complicit in secret rendition - was hailed as heroic.

The Muslim protestors outraged the nation when they carried placards with slogans including "Butchers of Basra", "cowards, killers, extremists" and "British government terrorist government."[more]

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CIA report: Israel will fall in 20 years

International lawyer Franklin Lamb
A study conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has cast doubt over Israel's survival beyond the next 20 years.

The CIA report predicts "an inexorable movement away from a two-state to a one-state solution, as the most viable model based on democratic principles of full equality that sheds the looming specter of colonial Apartheid while allowing for the return of the 1947/1948 and 1967 refugees. The latter being the precondition for sustainable peace in the region." [more]

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Olmert pronounces Greater Israel dead


Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says the idea of "Greater Israel"-- the main motto of the Zionist founders of the Israeli regime-- is dead.

"'Greater Israel' is finished. There is no such thing as that anymore. Whoever talks in those terms is only deluding himself," the prime minister admitted at a cabinet meeting.[more]
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High noon in Islamabad

Well at least nobody can get nostalgic, sigh, and reminisce about the days when politics was clean because politics has always been particularly nasty business. Pakistan's Muslim League-N Chief Nawaz Sharif, has just openly challenged President Asif Ali Zardari in what can be described as gun-slinging politics.

Rousing the masses to join in a nationwide protest against the government, Sharif told thousands of his supporters in the northern town of Abbottabad, "Allah has put the decision to change the fate of Pakistan in your hands. It is possible in seven days, even three days. These conspirators will run away with their tails between their legs."[more]

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The Altantuya Foundation has been set up in Bangkok

An association of independent journalists based in Bangkok and coordinated by French Liberation correspondent, Arnaud Dubus, has set up a foundation to offer material support to the family of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, killed in Malaysia in October 2006.

The Altantuya Foundation aims to bring concrete help to Mr Shaariibuu, the father of the deceased, and her two children, Altanshagai (five years old) and Mungunshagai (12 years old).[more]


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Sivakumar can appoint his own lawyers







Tommy Thomas is leading the team of lawyers representing Sivakumar.

— Picture by Choo Choy May

The Court of Appeal today set aside the Ipoh High Court order compelling Perak Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar to use the state legal adviser in court proceedings.

The three-member panel of judges consisting of Datuk Md Raus Sharif, Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong and Datuk Ahmad Ma’arop made their decision after a 30-minute break. It was unanimous. [more]

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Umno corrupt, says survey

corruption inside
Umno has received a slap in the face just ahead of its key annual meeting, with many voters polled in a survey seeing the country's biggest political party as corrupt and out of touch with the ground.

Respondents to the survey also said that International Trade Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was the best choice for the deputy prime minister's position, a contrast from Umno pundits, who expect another leader to emerge as the new No. 2.

The 1,031 respondents also felt that the views of ordinary Malaysians should be considered while picking leaders in internal Umno polls, going against the conventional political wisdom that the leaders are picked only by party members.[more]

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'Internal conflicts made us leave PR', say duo

OSMAN SAYS:
> COUSINS NGEH AND NGA DOMINATED EXCO MEETINGS
> HE AND JAMALUDDIN WAITED 10 MONTHS HOPING FOR CHANGE IN PR
>THEY WERE NOT OFFERED POSTS AND MONEY

TAIPING (March 12, 2009) : Internal problems, including alleged obsession with power by certain Pakatan Rakyat state executive councillors, were the main reasons why the two former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) assemblymen left the party to become independents.[more]

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Khir Toyo blows up over claims wife given Rover

Threats and curses were allegedly uttered at the lobby of the State Assembly here by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, after it was disclosed during proceedings that his wife had been given a RM500,000 Range Rover by a state subsidiary during his administration.

Ulu Kelang Assemblyman Saari Sungib alleged that Dr Mohd Khir had told him to “watch out” as they were leaving the assembly to break for lunch.[more]


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Baggage too heavy for our new PM

No one in living memory has ever had to drag so much unnecessary baggage along with him as Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is doing on assuming the highest political office in Malaysia.

My heart naturally goes out to the unfortunate man who has had to fend off, without a break, a relentless barrage of poison-tipped arrows all aimed at his personal and public integrity.[more]


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US eyeing Iran as its NATO supply route?

Iran becomes the best possible US supply route to Afghanistan as Kyrgyzstan closes the Manas base and Pakistan fails to protect its convoys.

Following several attacks on NATO convoys in Pakistan's Khyber Pass and the Kyrgyz parliament's decision to close the Manas air base, which has been used by the US military to bring supplies into Afghanistan since 2001, American logistic experts were forced to look for an alternative supply route.

The New York Times quoted Pentagon officials as saying that after reviewing the overland roads from the port of Chabahar that link with a new road in western Afghanistan, experts had suggested Iran as a possible supply route.[more]

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Proposal for reforms

  1. Open Barisan Nasional direct to membership by individuals. Do away with membership by parties.

Recall my
five proposals for the reform of UMNO (plus term limits)
  • The president, deputy president, vice presidents and members of the supreme council to be elected directly. This ends the delegate system.
  • State party chiefs to be elected by the membership at state level, not appointed by the president.
  • The nomination quotas to be abolished.
  • Parliamentary candidates to be nominated by their Divisions, not by the party president.
  • Separate party politics from the responsibilities of government
  • Set the term limits. 3 terms for the President. 2 terms for state leadership. [more]
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Challenges facing Muslims clergy at Istanbul conference








Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:58:10
Jody Sabral, Press TV, Istanbul
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Cheney supervised 'assassination ring'?

Former US vice president Dick Cheney
Seymour Hersh says an 'executive assassination ring' in the US military was in direct contact with the Bush administration's second-in-command.

Hersh, an esteemed investigative reporter, quite unintentionally dropped the bombshell during a "Great Conversations" event at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday that centered on Nixon-style abuses of executive power by succeeding US leaders.

According to Hersh, former Vice President Dick Cheney condoned and was informed about the operations carried out by the alleged covert unit, which he dubbed an "executive assassination ring." [more]

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Kemungkaran Politik dan Ekonomi = A revisit

[Proposal for Reforms]

Speech in 19 April 1987 - Eve of 38th UMNO General Assembly


Speech in Bahasa Malaysia

Sedutan Ucapan :

# "... Penentangan kemungkaran politik dan ekonomi itu wajarlah juga dianggap sebagai satu ibadat.."

# ".. Di bidang politik, kita perhatikan kemungkaran-kemungkaran tersebut terjelma dalam gaya kepimpinan yang semakin diktatorial dan autokratik..."

# ".. Kemungkaran-kemungkaran ekonomi.. kecenderungan menumpukkan kekayaan kepada segelintir golongan yang senantiasa dirasuk nafsu tamak dan haloba yg tidak mengenal batas.." [video inside]

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Israeli jets hit deep Gaza tunnels

A tunnel used by Palestinians to bring food and medicine into the Gaza Strip.
Israeli aircraft have flown low over the beleaguered Gaza Strip, targeting two tunnels in the town of Rafah near the border with Egypt.

The Thursday morning incident is the latest violation of a ceasefire that Israel announced on January 18 to mark the end of three weeks of non-stop onslaught on the costal strip.

Palestinian sources in the Hamas-run territory have confirmed the attack, while Israeli officials wouldn't immediately comment on the incident. There were no reports of casualties.[more]

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Netanhayu under pressure left and right.

Likud chairman
Benjamin Netanyahu
In another blow to Benjamin Netanyahu, two far-right Israeli parties have requested compensation for joining a Likud-led government.

The National Union and the Jewish Home parties warned the hawkish prime minister-designate that they would not join his coalition government unless he gave them their desired portfolios.

The warnings come as Netanyahu, under pressure to form a new government by next month, has failed to win the support of Kadima party and is witnessing his 'broad coalition' narrowing down gradually.

Israel's President Shimon Peres formally tasked Netanyahu with forming a new government following the February 10 elections in which Likud came second, one seat shy of center-left Kadima. [more]

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Tehran, Islamabad, Kabul ok monthly talks

The leaders at ECO
summit in Tehran
The presidents of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to hold regular meetings to discuss regional economic and security issues.

The three leaders met in Tehran on Tuesday on the sidelines of a regional summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

The three decided that their foreign ministers would hold monthly meetings to discuss regional issues, according to a spokesman for Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.[more]

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US: No Talks with Hezbollah, Hamas till They Recognize Israel


The White House said Tuesday that both Hamas and Hezbollah must renounce violence and recognize Israel before they can expect even low-level US engagement. "Hezbollah is acting as a state within a state," the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat quoted a U.S. official as saying.

He said U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman met with Deputy Head of the Supreme Shiite Council Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan in Beirut last week in order to make clear to him that President Barack Obama was committed to Lebanon's sovereignty and independence.[more]

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Tsvangirai: Fatal car crash genuine

Zimbabwe's premier says that the car crash which killed his wife has been an accident after reportedly hinting that it had been planned.

"There is a one in a thousand chance that there was foul play,” said Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday almost dismissing that the incident had been premeditated, African Press Agency reported.

The fatal accident took place on Friday on the highway from the capital, Harare to Masvingo where Tsvangirai and his wife, Susan, were traveling in a three-car convoy. A Semi reportedly veered off its lane hitting their middle vehicle and causing it to roll over several times.[more]


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Khir Toyo claims sabotage in Umno Youth race

Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, currently the front-runner in his bid to become the Umno Youth chief, has claimed he is a victim of sabotage by his political rivals.

He did not, however, say how he was being sabotaged. His two rivals in the contest are Khairy Jamaluddin and Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.

Speaking to The Malaysian Insider yesterday, the former Selangor menteri besar said he was aware of the "undercurrents" to undermine his chances.

"I was informed about it three weeks ago and I am not surprise because some other candidate is looking to win without contest." he said without elaborating on who it was.

Dr Mohd Khir said he was not the only candidate in the party election campaign facing sabotage.[more]

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Fatah arrests Hamas, jihad members

Hamas and Islamic Jihad say Fatah has started a massive arrest operation against their members in the West Bank, amid reconciliation talks.

Islamic Jihad said on Wednesday that 30 members of the movement were arrested by security forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction in recent days.

The movement accused Fatah of attempting to undermine reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

"It is uprising that Authority apparatuses are carrying out these arrests at the time where the Ramallah government claims that it wants the Cairo dialogue to succeed," Abu al-Qassem, an Islamic Jihad senior member said.[more]

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Interpol: Israel war crimes case pending

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni are reportedly on the list of Israelis charged with committing war crimes that Iran gave Interpol.
Interpol has confirmed that Iran has asked for help in tracking down 25 senior Israeli officials involved in the recent war on Gaza.

Tehran Chief Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi announced earlier that Iran had asked Interpol to issue international arrest warrants for 25 Israelis charged with committing war crimes during Tel Aviv's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.

The International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO or Interpol) said in a statement on Tuesday that it "was reviewing the request to make sure it did not breach rules that prevent the body from making any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character."[more]
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Palestinian factions begin unity meeting in Cairo

Vidic made an early, powerful header against Inter Milan to give an early advantage to the Reds. Final Score: Manchester United 2-0 Inter Milan.[video inside]

Cristiano Ronaldo hits a header after the half time to give Manchester United a 2-0 lead! Final Score: Manchester United 2-0 Inter Milan.[video inside]

4 English Clubs in last eigh
t. [more]
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'Hamas must pick Prime Minister'

Mushir al-Masri
Hamas will demand the right to choose the prime minister and a majority of seats in the future national unity government with Fatah.

Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas official said on Wednesday that the results of the 2006 parliamentary election in which the movement won a landslide victory, must be the basis for the formation of the national unity government.

According to the official, Hamas should be allowed to form government and choose the prime minister. [more]

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Sudan welcomes aid agencies in Darfur

Sudanese people protest against the ICC's decision.
Sudan's ambassador to the UN says the government is ready to receive any well-meaning foreign aid group to work in the restive Darfur region.

Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad told reporters on Wednesday that the government was ready to replace the aid groups it expelled from the country last week, adding that the expulsion was irreversible.[more]

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Palestinian factions begin unity meeting in Cairo



Azzam al-Ahmed of the Fatah delegation (right) and Mahmoud Zahar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, talk during a press conference following their meeting in Cairo.
Hamas and Fatah have begun a marathon effort in Cairo to resolve major disputes and discuss formation of a national unity government.

The talks, expected to last for ten days between senior officials from Hamas and Fatah and smaller factions, were due to start work in five reconciliation committees, which they agreed to form last month in the Egyptian capital.

Addressing the meeting, which began on Tuesday, Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, the mediator of the talks, called on the groups to set aside misunderstandings and work for reconciliation. He also warned them of the consequences of failure in the talks, saying such an opportunity would not come again.[more]

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Somali Cabinet votes for Islamic law

Somalia's new Cabinet has endorsed the implementation of Islamic law (Shria) -- a move that could win the support of armed factions.

Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmake chaired Tuesday's cabinet meeting in the capital Mogadishu, where the ministers endorsed the introduction of Islamic law after an hour-long debate.

"The cabinet members discussed deeply on the issue regarding the Islamic Sharia law and the members unanimously approved full implementation," said Somali Information Minister Farhan Ali Mohamoud.[more]

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IGP, AG cleared of wrongdoing in black eye case

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today told the Dewan Rakyat that the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan and Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail were cleared of any wrongdoing in the 'black eye' incident after a two month investigation.

He was responding to a question from DAP's Gobind Singh Deo on why no action had been taken by the authorities after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim lodged the report against the duo with the police and the then Anti Corruption Agency.

Last July, the Opposition Leader lodged a report against Ghani and Musa for alleged abuse of power in 1998 in the case where Anwar was beaten while in police custody. [more]

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BN candidate for Batang Ai to be announced Saturday

The Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Batang Ai state by-election will be known by Saturday.

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is also state BN chairman, said the decision would be known after a meeting of state BN component parties on that day.

He told reporters this after the opening of Kuching Specialist Hospital (KSH) here today.

The seat fell vacant following the death of Datuk Dublin UntinG Ingkot on Feb 24 after being in a coma for nine months. The former Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president had been the incumbent since 1991 and was the state Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Sports.[more]

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Samy sings and cries for votes

SamyVellu campaigning door to door despite the boos and heckles

Nominations for the Bukit Selambau by-election may be several weeks away but that has not stopped MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu from campaigning door to door to woo Indian voters who make up some 30 per cent of the electorate.

Samy Vellu has been campaigning in Bukit Selambau and braving the boos and heckles, as he makes his rounds visiting squatter settlements, estates, temples and Tamil schools.

Samy Vellu has camped himself in Ipoh and travels to Bukit Selambau nearly everyday to make his campaign rounds.[more]

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Former Israeli President, Katsav to be indicted over rape

Moshe Katsav will
be indicted on
several charges
.
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav will be indicted on several charges including rape and sexual offenses, the Justice Ministry says.

"Following the completion of the investigation... the Attorney General and the state prosecutor decided to indict Mr. Moshe Katsav over sexual offences against several of his employees when he acted as tourism minister and president, including charges of rape and sexual assault," said a justice ministry statement.[more]
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Lethal Liverpool too much for Madrid

A commanding performance took Liverpool FC through to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the third season in a row as two goals by Steven Gerrard and one each from Fernando Torres and Andrea Dossena overwhelmed Real Madrid CF at Anfield.

Bright start
The result, Los Merengues' biggest margin of defeat in this competition, was nothing more than Liverpool deserved as they took hold of the game from the outset. Torres opened the scoring just past the quarter-hour and Gerrard doubled the lead from the penalty spot before half-time. Gerrard scored his second and Liverpool's third early in the second period and substitute Dossena added a late fourth, leaving Madrid to reflect on yet another campaign ending in the first knockout round. They have been eliminated at this stage in each of the last five seasons, though few exits have been more painful.[more results & video inside]


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No action, talk only in Umno graft cases.

MARCH 11 — the malaysian insider

An Umno Supreme Council member was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. A political secretary to a minister was arrested by the MACC with RM75,000 in his car.

corruption inside

A front-runner for a senior position in Umno is due to face the Umno disciplinary committee tribunal this week. A senior party official vying for a top post in the past may receive a show cause letter from the disciplinary committee this week.

But all this sabre-rattling could amount to zero action against the practitioners of money politics in Umno. This seems to be the popular belief inside and outside Malaysia’s ruling party.

Among party members, the consensus is that no Umno official contesting the party polls at the end of the month should be shamed publicly.[more]


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Editor blog disiasat 5 jam isu fitnah Saiful

mohd saiful bukhari azlan 4 at jawi 271108Pengendali sebuah blog yang mendakwa Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, bekas pembantu Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, mengalami penyakit kelamin, disoal siasat oleh polis selama lima jam hari ini.

Editor Pahang Daily Online yang mahu dikenali sebagai Cucu Mat Kilau sebelum itu telah dihubungi oleh seorang pegawai polis Bukit Aman sewaktu beliau berada di pekan Indera Mahkota.

Sepasukan lapan anggota polis dalam dua buah kereta menunggu beliau di rumahnya di Taman Indera Mahkota Atebara Perdana dekat Kuantan, kata pengendali blog itu kepada Malaysiakini.[more]


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Closed Zone

The new animated film created by Yoni Goodman, Director of Animation for the Academy Award-nominated film "Waltz with Bashir", together with the human rights group Gisha. "Closed Zone" shows the closure of the Gaza Strip and its effects on the ability of 1.5 million human beings living there to fulfill their daily needs, as well as their dreams and aspirations [trailer video inside]


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Mahkamah dengar kes liwat Anwar 1 Julai

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Mahkamah Tinggi menetapkan kes liwat membabitkan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim didengar pada 1 hingga 24 Julai depan.

Pada mulanya, apabila kes itu disebut di hadapan Hakim Mohd Zabidin Md Diah pada jam 11.30 pagi tadi, beliau mahu ia didengar Mei ini. Bagaimanapun, peguam Anwar memberitahu bahawa mereka tidak kelapangan pada masa tersebut.

Tuduhan tersebut dibaca sekali lagi kepada Anwar dan ketua pembangkang tersebut minta dibicarakan.

"Minta bicara,fitnah jahat," kata Anwar.[selanjutnya]

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Anwar-Pak Lah meeting is talk of the town

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has asked the public not to read too much into a lunch meeting he had today with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi.

“Too many assumptions and interpretaions have been made about my presence and that of the prime minister in Hulu Langat today,” the de facto PKR leader wrote in his blog today.[more]

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