Former international prosecutor Richard Goldstone
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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.
Former international prosecutor Richard Goldstone
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.
Fri, 03 Apr 2009 11:40:34 GMT
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.
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.
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.
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]
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 naturally his cronies or rather those who are closely linked to him are instantly on investors or punters’ radar. politics and is rather unique because you 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 operating costs. [more]
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
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
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.
He also told Malaysians in his maiden address that the Barisan Nasional will comprehensively review the Internal Security Act.
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 Ottawa, Canada -
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.
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.
If you want to know the facts and cut through all the hype, this is the film for you.
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]
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....
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]
But the summit is attracting much anger, with large protests expected.
Barbara Serra reports from London.
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.
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,
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.
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!
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 ]
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.
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.
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.
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 ]
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]
But others have disputed the concept of Mexican violence bleeding over the border.
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 ]
It was reported earlier that Khalid will be meeting with Wong this week.[more]
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]
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.
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]
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to take over Thursday as prime minister of Malaysia, when Abdullah Badawi steps down.
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.
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]