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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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Jewish judge to lead UN Gaza war probe

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 18:16:04 GMT | PressTV

Former international prosecutor Richard Goldstone

Ex-prosecutor Richard Goldstone has been appointed to lead investigations into Israel's "grave war crimes" during its 23-day war against Gaza.

President of the UN Human Rights Council Martin Uhomoibhi on Friday announced the choice and explained that the mission would look into all violations, not only those committed during the military incursion in the Palestinian coastal enclave in December and January.

Obama Pushes Afghan Plan at NATO Summit

President Obama (left) tells a joint press conference with the French president that the US cannot win the Afghan war alone.

Barack Obama met his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday ahead of NATO's 60th anniversary summit, at which the US president will drum up support for his new Afghan war strategy.



UN to hush up report on Israel conduct?

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 11:40:34 GMT







UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon may not release the findings of a report he ordered into the Israeli war on Gaza, Press TV has learned.

In Thursday, a spokesperson for Ban cast doubt on whether a report ordered into the three weeks of Israeli military operations in Gaza was meant for public use.

"No. As I said, (the secretary general) is going to first examine the report and decide what to do about it then. This is a report directed to him," said spokeswoman Michele Montas, answering a question posed by a Press TV correspondent.

Chas Freeman slams 'destructive' Israeli policies

Charles W. Freeman

Former US diplomat Charles W. Freeman says he doubts whether the current Israeli policies can guarantee the regime's survival in the Middle East.

I don't see how Israel can continue to survive in the long term as a state in the Middle East if it is not prepared to deal with respect and consideration with its Arab neighbors specially the Palestinians," Freeman, a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said in an exclusive interview with Press TV.

Who Are Hezbollah New Candidates for 2009 Elections?



Nawwaf Mussawi, Ali Fayyad and Hussein Mussawi are the three Hezbollah new candidates for the 2009 parliamentary elections. If elected, the three Hezbollah officials would enter the Loyalty to the Resistance parliamentary bloc for the first time since its creation.

On Wednesday, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah declared the list of the Resistance party's candidates for the forthcoming parliamentary elections, a list that included 11 names including 8 current MPs and 3 new names.


Malaysia's Najib Sworn In as New Prime Minister


Najib Razak was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister Friday, assuming charge of reuniting a fractured ruling party and shoring up an economy in crisis.

Najib took the oath of office in front of the Malaysian king at a palace ceremony broadcast live on national television.

Amnesty International urged Najib to lift restrictions on the freedom of expression affecting bloggers, opposition politicians and human rights activists in Malaysia.


Hamas, Fatah suspend unity talks

Senior Fatah leader Ahmed Qurei (L) and
Hamas deputy chief Moussa Abu Marzouk

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have suspended reconciliation talks in Egypt for three weeks to consider new proposals.

"There are new creative proposals and each movement needs to consult its leadership," senior Fatah official, Nabil Shaath, said on Thursday.


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Life on Planet Earth - 1 posts

Malaysia: Human rights agenda for new government


PUBLIC STATEMENT
AI Index: ASA 28/002/2009

2 April 2009


Malaysia: Human rights agenda for new government


As Najib Tun Razak prepares to take over as Prime Minister of Malaysia, Amnesty International said that the new administration faces major human rights challenges that need to be addressed.

The organization is calling on the new Prime Minister to initiate urgent reforms to the justice system in five key areas, as follows.


DON'T TAKE US FOR FOOLS!....ALTHOUGH SOME OF US CAN BE FOOLED.

Driving back from two afternoon ceremah's in Bukit Gantang, I get an sms that the new PM is magnanimously releasing 13 from Kem Kamunting.

Collecting my thoughts, I told myself that if Najib does not release Mat Shah Mohd Satray amongst the 13, this PM is a capital sham....thinking that he can fool us. I immediately rang Laila (photo), Mat Shah's wife. Even before I could question her she said, "Uncle Zorro, Mat Shah is not on the list." I do not wish to publish our conversation except to say that as expected this was a shallow attempt at damage control. If the PM was a man of stature, he would not treat us as fools, thinking that we will be so impressed that we will burn incense to his image! I know that there will be some out there who will burn this incense to his honor.[more]



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Madness - 2 posts

'US economic plan, road to hell'

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek says that Washington's plans to fight the global economic crisis are "the way to hell."

"The path the United States has chosen is historically discredited," the head of the European Union told the European Parliament on Wednesday, advising Americans to "read dusty history books" so as to avoid repeating "the errors of the 1930s" and the Great Depression.

Too rich for Bukit Gantang

IF you have it, flaunt it. But no, sirs. Not in Bukit Gantang, Perak.

Several Umno members who had just returned to Kuala Lumpur from the durian land, are cheesed off that Barisan Nasional members are making their rounds there in luxury cars and expensive attire.

The group said these campaigners had not learnt from past by-elections.

“Moving around in big luxury cars, wearing expensive attire but talking about daily survival of kampung folks in a semi-urban surrounding doesn’t quite give the right impression about BN,” one of them said.

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Politics - 5 posts

Kedah PPP to defect to PKR?

The big announcement that PKR strategist Saifuddin Nasution has promised Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will announce on Saturday probably concerns the defection of the “entire Kedah PPP” to PKR.

The defection, if it takes place, could have a significant impact on the outcome of the closely fought Bukit Selambau by-election.

PPP sources said the defection is being organised and led by former Kedah PPP chairman and incumbent PPP vice-president Datuk V. Nadarajah who when contacted declined to comment.

Anwar to spring big surprise ‘related to Najib’ tomorrow

PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is back in town and promises a big announcement in his ceramah tomorrow night that "is directly or indirectly related to Najib".

Strategist Saifuddin Nasution told reporters this when quizzed over whether the "surprise announcement" would be on defections from Barisan Nasional.

The Machang MP's statement is consistent with the amount of pressure Pakatan Rakyat has been heaping on newly-installed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

PM Najib’s Cronies and their Related Companies

Everyone knows whenever there’s a change to the premiership not only political landscape changes but also the stock-market landscape. When Mahathir called it a day in 2003 almost immediately his cronies listed companies were affected. The same goes to Badawi although his departure doesn’t have the same impact due to his short-term in office. And now with Najib Razak as the new Prime Minister naturally his cronies or rather those who are closely linked to him are instantly on investors or punters’ radar. Malaysia politics and business model is rather unique because you will see both scratching each other for survival and prosperity. This is something that foreign investors found rather hard though amuse to accept or understand, not to mention frustration due to escalating in business operating costs. [more]


Hindraf - Press Statement in Support of PAKATAN in Bkt Selambau & Bkt Gantang

1. HINDRAF acknowledges that our grass root supporters are disappointed that the Bukit Selambau seat was not offered to any of the 5 short listed candidates (two of whom were HINDRAF coordinators and remaining 3 were reputable KEADILAN local leaders) and urge our supporters to remain focussed and calm.

2. I had spoken to HINDRAF National Coordinator RS Tanendran and he confirms that most of his statements had been taken out of context and manipulated by the government run media to portray that HINDRAF does not support PAKATAN to create confusion and anxiety amongst supporters.


Abdullah has left the building

Former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi waves as his successor Datuk Seri Najib Razak watches, after the handing over ceremony in Putrajaya. – Reuters pic


PUTRAJAYA, April 3 — Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has officially handed over the leadership of the country to new prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and left the prime minister’s department at 5.30pm today.

The power transition had taken place earlier behind closed doors and was witnessed by Chief Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan.

Before being driven off with his wife Tun Jeanne Abdullah, the former prime minister walked down the steps of the country’s corridor of power for the last time today flanked by the media.

Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, walked respectfully behind the couple as they said goodbye to hundreds of staff from the prime minister’s department.

PM bids farewell

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Comfort Zones - 2 posts

Chomsky: NATO should immediately disband

Noam Chomsky

NATO would be better off if it sought an "immediate disbandment", renowned American author and political analyst Professor Noam Chomsky says.

"If the question was 'How ought NATO to develop?' the answer is 'immediate disbandment'," Chomsky told Russia Today when asked about the alliance's development in the future.

ISA Freed detainees identified

Of the 13 ISA detainees released, two are members of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), one a member of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI), seven members of the Darul Islam group and three foreigners involved in the falsifying of documents.


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Economy & Travels - 1 post

US jobless rate jumps to 25-year high

Unemployment rate in the US has reached its highest level in 25 years, after 663,000 jobs were lost in March, official figures show.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the jobless rate spiked to 8.5 percent in March from February's figure of 8.1%.


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Parenting & Healthcare - 1 post

Human body regenerates heart cells: Study

A study using Carbon-14 dating method has shown that human body can regenerate heart cells at a rate of about one percent a year.

Conducted by Sweden's Karolinska Institute researchers, the study has raised hopes for the artificial stimulation of the renewal process and reducing the need for transplants in future.
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A blogger's ordeal

RPK ordered to pay RM1m libel suit

Umno treasurer Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi was awarded RM1 million in libel damages over articles published by Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin in his blog last year.

High Court senior assistant registrar Nor Hatini Abdul Hamid ordered Raja Petra to pay RM500,000 in general damages, RM300,000 in aggravated damages and RM200,000 in exemplary damages to Abdul Azim.

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Comfort Zones - 1 post

Freed ISA detainees identified

Of the 13 ISA detainees released, two are members of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), one a member of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI), seven members of the Darul Islam group and three foreigners involved in the falsifying of documents.
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Economy & Travels - 2 posts

G20 split on financial downturn

April 03, 2009 - Leaders of the 20 world's most powerful countries meet in London to find a way out of the current global financial crisis and help prevent future crises. Will the G20 reach a unified stand on how to kickstart the ailing global economy?

Istanbul

Travel to the only city in the world that straddles two continents.


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Life on Planet Earth - 1 post

Najib frees ISA detainees, lifts paper suspension

New prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight freed 13 ISA detainees and lifted the suspension of two opposition papers — Harakah and Suara Keadilan.

He also told Malaysians in his maiden address that the Barisan Nasional will comprehensively review the Internal Security Act.

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Water for Life not for Profit!

Water Rights Activists Blast Istanbul World Water Forum.

March 23, 2009 - Sunday was World Water Day and marked the close of a week-long gathering held in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss water policy at a time when over a billion people lack access to clean water and 2.5 billion people lack water for proper sanitation.

Activists from the Peoples Water Forum, an alternative formation representing the rural poor, the environment and organized labor, slammed the official event as a non-inclusive, corporate-driven fraud pushing for water privatization and called for a more open, democratic and transparent forum.

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Malysia Politics - 5 posts

MB vs MB: Nizar granted leave

The Kuala Lumpur High Court today granted leave to ousted Perak menteri besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin for hearing his judicial review application against current menteri besar Zambry Abd Kadir.

Justice Abdul Aziz Abd Rahim allowed the leave application and fixed next week for the hearing to determine who is the rightful Perak menteri besar.

Next Tuesday, Mohd Nizar (left) will be contesting in the Bukit Gantang parliamentary by-election against Barisan Nasionals Ismail Saffian.

Mohd Nizar was represented by senior lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah, while senior Federal Counsel Kamaluddin Md Said represented the Attorney-Generals Chambers.

Maude Barlow: Water a right, not a commodity

Canadian water activist Maude Barlow, leading protesters at the World Water Forum in Istanbul, says access to water is a fundamental human right.

- Maude Barlow Ottawa, Canada -

Mahkamah benarkan permohonan Nizar.

Mahkamah Tinggi di sini membenarkan permohonan Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin bagi memulakan prosiding semakan kehakiman bahawa beliau masih Menteri Besar Perak yang sah

Selangor Water Issue - Revisited

Selangor Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim slammed the National Water Services Commission (Span) for pandering to the private water concession companies rather than the people.

Khalid said this today following Spans backtrack on the federal government decision to allow the state to conduct the takeover of Selangor water assets and maintenance yesterday.

New Malaysian PM sworn in

Najib Abdul Razak has been sworn in as the country's sixth prime minister, after Abdullah Ahmad Badawi resigned to take responsibility for the ruling party's worst election showing in four decades....

Najib
Abdul Razak has been sworn in as the country's sixth prime minister, after Abdullah Ahmad Badawi resigned to take responsibility for the ruling party's worst election showing in four decades.

But he faces a myriad of challenges, including an economy badly hit by the global downturn, racial divisions in the country and opposition allegations of corruption and links to a murder case.

Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports.


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Designer mobile phones with 2GB of built-in memory

Today, almost all major mobile phone companies have an offering for the ‘up market’ which was once dominant by Nokia Vertu. Therefore these companies have joined hands with top designers like Prada, Armani and even high-end car manufacturer Ferrari for these top line luxury phones. Dazzling both in terms of features as well as looks; these phones are just the right gadget for those who want to make a style statement.[more]


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Obama EXPOSED!

President Barrack Obama stands for CHANGE and offers HOPE. Does he deliver on his promises or just do a lot of talking? Time to take a closer look at the new "Messiah" and his policies.





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The Obama Deception

The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people. The Obama phenomenon is a hoax carefully crafted by the captains of the New World Order.The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people. The Obama phenomenon is a hoax carefully crafted by the captains of the New World Order.

If you want to know the facts and cut through all the hype, this is the film for you.

[ video inside ]

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Palestinians sceptical of Netanyahu government

Palestinians say they are pessimistic that the new Israeli government led by Benyamin Netanyahu can be a partner in peace.

They are concerned about Israel's continued settlement expansion, as well as Netanyahu's refusal to endorse a two-state solution.

Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh reports from the West Bank.[ video inside]


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G20 live bloggers share their views

April 02, 2009 - G20 Voice, a group of 50 bloggers, have been given unprecedented access to the summit of world leaders taking place in London.

The bloggers come from 22 countries, representing a global audience of 14 million readers.

Three of them - Ahmed al Omran from Saudi Arabia, who blogs at saudijeans.org, Cheryl Contee from the United States, who blogs at jackandjillpolitics.com, and Swati Sahi from India, who blogs at oneworld.net - spoke to Al Jazeera.Enjoy their reports....

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PAS cabar Syed Hamid saman Dr M dan KuLi

PAS mencabar Menteri Dalam Negeri menyaman Tun Dr Mahathir dan Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (KuLi) yang turut mempertikaikan keputusan Sultan Azlan Shah melantik Dato' Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir sebagai Menteri Besar Perak.

Setiausaha Agung PAS Pusat, Dato' Kamaruddin Jaffar menegaskan larangan itu bertujuan untuk melindungi Najib, yang baru sahaja dipilih menjadi Presiden Umno 27 Mac lalu.

"Kita (PAS) tidak faham dengan arahan Syed Hamid itu, apakah beliau cuba untuk menunjukkan kesetian kepada Najib agar tidak digugurkan dari kabinet?

"Jika ianya subjudis kenapa beliau tidak menyaman Dr Mahathir dan KuLi yang menulis dalam blog mereka mempertikaikan pelantikan Dato' Dr Zambry sebagai Menteri Besar," tegas beliau.[more]

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King Consents To Najib's Appointment As Sixth PM

PUTRAJAYA, April 2 (Bernama) -- Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has consented to the appointment of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the sixth prime minister of Malaysia, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan announced Thursday.[selanjutnya]


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G20 leaders arrive in London ahead of summit

March 31,2009 - World leaders have begun arriving in London ahead of this week's G20 summit, where they will discuss ways of dealing with the global financial crisis.

But the summit is attracting much anger, with large protests expected.

Barbara Serra reports from London.

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01 April 2009 - AlJazeeraEnglish MOBILE BULLETIN

The latest news from Al Jazeera.


While the differences between the big G20 players were quietly discussed behind closed doors, out on the streets of London there was real anger.Thousands crowded into London's financial centre to make their protests heard.

Hamish MacDonald was there.Follow Al Jazeera's G20 coverage on twitter @ajeg20

According to Israel's new right wing foreign minister, he declared that the US sponsored Annapolis agreement with the Palestinians is not binding to israel for the Knesset had not endorsed it.

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Surat Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat Kepada DYMM SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong

28 Mac 2009
1 Rabiul Akhir 1430

Mengadap Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud al-Muktafi Billah Shah

Yang bersemayam di atas takhta Kerajaan Malaysia dengan beberapa amat kebesaran dan kemuliaannya.

Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

Ampun Tuanku,

Dengan hormat dan takzimnya patik sekalian merafa’kan sembah dan berdoa kehadrat Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala, mudah-mudahan Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong sentiasa berada dalam keadaan selamat dan kesejahteraan.

Ampun Tuanku, [baca seterusnya] [video didalam]
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Larangan-larangan KDN/Polis dalam PRK.

Perbincangan mengenai larangan2 yang baru di kenakan di dalam PRK-PRK yang sedang berlangsung dalam jangkmasa berkempen di benarkan.

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RPK : Made in Malaysia

What do foreign investors face when they come to Malaysia? How do they overcome the government bureaucracy and the many rules imposed on foreign investors? Imagine this typical scene in a government department when a movie producer tries to get approval to shoot a documentary in Malaysia.





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Border mayors debate drug war

April 01, 2009 - Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi speaks to the mayors of El Paso in the US and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, just a few miles across the border.

He began by asking both men how the drug trade could look so different in cities that are separated by mere metres.

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Newstopia explains the Reserve Bank -Comedy

UPDATE 2009-01-13: 50,000 views! Thanks to everyone for their contributions.

UPDATE: The day this video got picked up by a couple of left-wing blogs in the USA and Canada was, coincidentally enough, my birthday. I can't give enough thanks to everyone who has enjoyed the video so far. Spread the word!

"Shaun Micallef" (Shaun Micallef) and "Tony Froth" (Nicholas Bell) explain the role of the Reserve Bank of Australia and how to control inflation.

This was taken from the TV show "Newstopia" (Season 2, Episode 3, aired 12 March 2008). I'm uploading this to celebrate the launch of the third season of the show. This is one of my favourite moments from the second season.

I don't own the copyright to this - it belongs to the Australian TV channel, SBS. That said, there is plenty of Newstopia material on YouTube already, including an incomplete version of this material. In any case, I personally think the show deserves all the publicity it can get.

Visit the show's official website: http://www.sbs.com.au/newstopia.
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Mee Segera

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'The rich want me to pay for their crisis'

I'm a care worker on less than £7 an hour with no pension – but Brown and the G20 are doing nothing to help millions like me

Claudia Campbell is one of millions of people working in Britain forced to live on very low pay.

As a care worker in Birmingham she spends long hours helping people with learning disabilities.

Despite her work being both demanding and important Claudia earns just £6.56 an hour – that's just £838 a month.[ more ]

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G20 - Make or Break?

March 31, 2009 - G20 combine hold 90% of the world's can GDP come to an agreement for a concerted effort to fight the world's economic recession, as America wanted or will lead to a depression according to the Americans?

Engdahl: The question in the EU is - will they go down with the dollar system or find their own way? The Czech Republic President said that the American proposal is the road to hell.

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Bodoh Punya Pakatan

In any serious political effort, it does not make any sense in creating more enemies.Unfortunately for some amateurs, emotions and silly ideas masquerading as ideology often screw up the hard work of the rest by creating enemies unnecessarily.

The dire need of our country at this moment is to have a healthy 2 party system of politics whereby the civil service is whipped into being neutral, honest and professional in carrying out their duties. As long as UMNO with its long tradition of patronage and cronyism is in monopoly of political and administrative power, this hope of a neutral, honest and professional civil service is a pipe dream.[more]


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Former MB cons state of RM 1 MILLION!

Former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo and entourage spent almost RM1 million in an official trip to Morocco and France from Dec 17 to 24 in 2004.

The expenditure included a visit to the Paris Disneyland and a four-day transit stopover at Dubai.

This was revealed at the state’s Special Select Committee on Competence, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) inquiry today.

[ more & video inside ]


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Open letter to Najib

Dear Sir,

I pray that this letter finds you in good health. With that good health, I do hope you will find in your good self some appetite and some time to read these words of mine.


I am sure in the past months and even more so in the previous weeks, you have read and listened to aspirations of many Malaysians from all over. I am also sure many of these aspirations do not coincide with each other and some even contradict with each other. I appreciate this fact and I can imagine your exasperation of the word better amid a sea of competing ideals. Everybody has his or her own context when using that superlative that if it is to stand on its own, it will be ultimately vague.

Perhaps you do understand why there are contradictory dreams. But if you do not, this is the reason of why I am writing this humble letter to you. I would like to assure you that those contradictions are not signs of confusion or a sign of danger. Rather, very positively, it is only a sign of how diverse our society is.[ more ]

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Politics enters turbulent waters as prime minister retires

Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is known as a courteous gentleman, ill-fitted for the brutal and violent world of his country's politics.

But even the tolerant and spiritual Abdullah could not resist a kick at the pack of snapping hyenas around him when he retired last week after nearly six years as everyone's fall guy.

Unless, Abdullah warned, the United Malays National organization (UMNO), the party that has dominated government since independence from Britain in 1957, stops silencing its critics, jailing its opponents and discriminating against minorities, it is on the fast track to political oblivion. [more]


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Barack Obama's plan for Afghanistan

Barack Obama, the US president, made a case for expanding the war in Afghanistan and called the situation there "increasingly perilous". On this Riz Khan show we discuss Obama's new plan for Afghanistan and ask: Can he deliver?[more]


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Mexico vows to win drug fight

Eduardo Medina Mora, the Mexican attorney general tells Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi how the country will win the battle against the drug cartels.

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US feels impact of Mexico drug war "spillover"

US officials and politicians, particularly those in states that border Mexico have repeatedly warned of a "spillover" of violence from Mexico's drug violence.

And both the Texan and Arizona governors have gone as far as calling for the deployment of the US national guard to the US-Mexico border.

But others have disputed the concept of Mexican violence bleeding over the border.
Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar went to Phoenix, Arizona, to try and separate fact from fiction.[more]


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Obama discards Bush's 'war on terror'

The US Secretary of State acknowledges that Bush's 'war on terror' phrase is "just not being used" in the Obama administration.

The new US administration of Barack Obama abandons the controversial term 'war on terror' popular with his predecessor George W. Bush. The expression was made up -- and heard regularly afterwards -- following the terrorist attacks on the International Trade Center in New York city on September 9, 2001. [more]


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Jauhi pemikiran Umno


Tok Guru Nik Aziz, mengutarakan amanat - Dasar Umno tidak berubah walaupun bertukar kepimpinan.

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Najib Luluskan 10 Lesen Judi.

Ceramah pakatan Rakyat yang diadakan di Sungai Tinggi, Trong semalam dikejutkan dengan pendedahan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Najib Razak meluluskan permohonan 10 cabutan bertuah judi sejurus selepas dilantik menjadi Menteri Kewangan September tahun lepas.
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Selangor Ambil Tindakan Undang-Undang Jika Naik Tarif Air

Kerajaan Negeri Selangor menimbang mengambil tindakan undang-undang jika Kerajaan Persekutuan masih berkeras membenarkan Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) terus beroperasi dan bersetuju menaikkan harga air sehingga 31 peratus. Sila layar laman web Air untuk Rakyat.

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Only 3 PR ceramahs to Umno's 12 allowed

One of Pakatan's components parties state elections directors is lamenting that two of their 'ceramahs' have been abruptly ended by the police.

And according to the state police chief reveals Nga, BN have been given approvals for 12 political forums while the Pakatan coalition have only 3 approvals.

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Somali opposition leader ends exile


Aweys has has quit self-imposed exile in Eritrea for neighbouring Sudan.

Somalia's opposition leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys might soon return to Mogadishu after quitting self-imposed exile in Eritrea.


Local Somali media reported on Tuesday that Aweys was now in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and held talks with two senior Sudanese officials.

They added that he was expected to leave Khartoum for Mogadishu later to offer his support to President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's new administration.[more]

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The words ‘Altantuya Shaariibuu’ should not be an offence

MARCH 31 — By banning any mention of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu from the Bukit Gantang campaign trail, the police has reached a ridiculous new low.

The police are supposed to be responsible for public order and security.

It should not be legislating what words can or cannot be used on the stump.

What is next? [ Video inside ]


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Eli coming home

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has confirmed that Bukit Lanjan assemblyman and state executive councillor Elizabeth Wong, is on a flight back to Malaysia today from an unspecified location.

It was reported earlier that Khalid will be meeting with Wong this week.[more]


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Selangor prepared to take legal action against hike in water tariff

Selangor is prepared to go to the court to challenge any decision to increase water tariff in the state.

Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the proposed increase in tariff is unjustified because of the poor performance of the water concessionaire and the state will take it to court as a last resort.

Khalid said the state would first try arbitration, as provided for in the agreement, should higher tariff be approved.[more]

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Voters Stats


PERAK: P059 - Bukit Gantang dan KEDAH: N25 - Bukit Selambau



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You can’t mention ... that woman, PKR told


Campaigning for the Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections has run into a bizarre roadblock, with the police stepping in to dictate what PKR cannot say or do in the intense battle to win votes.

They must not mention........[more]




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President Obama: 30 days left to meet AI human rights challenge

In November 2008 we urged President-elect Barack Obama, in his first 100 days in office, to take concrete steps to counter terror with justice. With 30 days to go, the record is mixed – we need another push.

By signing executive orders to close Guantánamo, suspend military commission trials, and taking substantial steps towards ending the CIA’s use of secret detention and torture, President Obama has made important moves in the right direction.

Nevertheless, in the first two months of the new administration only one Guantánamo detainee was released, and none was charged for trial in federal court, although the one “enemy combatant” held on the US mainland was. At the same time, the new administration has claimed broad authority to continue to hold detainees in the context of what, like its predecessor, it appears to regard as a global “war”.

Also, despite mounting evidence that torture and enforced disappearance were authorized and carried out by the USA over the past seven years, the new administration has not yet moved to support the establishment of an independent commission of inquiry and no criminal investigations have been initiated.[more]

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Malaysian Opposition Leader Warns of More Repression

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim warns of rising repression in the country as a new prime minister takes office this week.

Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to take over Thursday as prime minister of Malaysia, when Abdullah Badawi steps down.

But Malaysian opposition-leader Anwar Ibrahim told reporters in Bangkok that recent developments suggest the Najib administration could usher in a further stifling of dissent and a return to the authoritarian style of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad.[more]

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Suara Keamanan ganti Suara Keadilan

Disebabkan permit penerbitan Suara Keadilan telah digantung selama tiga bulan bermula 23 Mac lepas, KeADILan mengambil keputusan untuk tidak menerbitkan akhbar itu selama tempoh tersebut.

Sebagai ganti, akhbar Suara Keamanan akan menemui pembaca, secara mingguan setiap hari Selasa mulai hari ini.

Suara Keamanan adalah sebuah penerbitan tidak berkala dari segi namanya, oleh itu tidak memerlukan permit penerbitan dari KDN.

Pembaca boleh mendapatkan akhbar tersebut dari pengedar-pengedar dan penjual yang sama yang mengedar Suara Keadilan sebelum ini.

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Jordan's royal dog dies in Israel during Gaza War

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veterinarian hospital
King Abdullah's dog that was taken to an Israeli hospital during the Gaza War had apparently died in the clinic, an Israeli daily reports. [ more ]
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IMF gold sales expected to be on G20 agenda

G20 leaders are expected to discuss using proceeds from planned gold sales by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to double funding available for poor countries which need help dealing with the global economic crisis, a source familiar with the plan said on Sunday.

The source said there was not unanimous support for the idea, including within the IMF, because the IMF's low-interest lending to poor countries does not generate enough return to fund further lending.[more]


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