Foreign workers to put under house-arrest at Apartheid Xenophobic Iskandar, Malaysia-Singapore development project

Iskandar may house foreign workers in gated areas

Tuesday May 27, 2008                          The Star Online

By NELSON BENJAMIN

JOHOR BARU: A study will be done to see if there is a need for special gated colonies to house foreign workers for the Iskandar Malaysia development project.

Comment: I hope the reader is familiar with the following two notorious words_

  1. Apartheid
  2. Xenophobia

We need to praise Malaysia for allowing the Israel or Jew investors into Malaysia by opening the side doors. Alas! Although they are not allowed to enter Malaysia even with their Passports, now Malaysia is farsighted to allow them into Iskandar in Malaysia even without using their Passports so no need to even think about Malaysian Visas. Congratulations. I am not against this arrangement and support 100%. If Malaysians are brave enough and could create a fertile soil for development, investment and business it would be a Win-Win-Win situation for Malaysia, Singapore and the international businessmen/investers.

But why are you looking down on poor foreign workers. Racial discrimination, abuse of Human Rights are the stigma of Apartheid and Xenophobia.

 

I wonder why Malaysia wish to discriminate the fellow humans based on the status, job and wealth. Continue reading

Don’t forget cyclone victims in Myanmar, pleads foundation

Don’t forget cyclone victims in Myanmar, pleads foundation

The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Victims of the cyclone in Myanmar are in dire need of humanitarian aid, and Malaysians have been asked not to forget about them when making donations.

Lee Mun Keat, 48, an administrative officer attached to the Kuala Lumpur branch of the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia, said there was a lot of attention now on the victims of the China earthquake.

“Victims from both countries need help,” said Lee, who returned from Myanmar a few days ago.

He said lack of information and difficulty accessing the worst-hit areas in Myanmar were some of the reasons aid could not reach many victims in the hard-hit Irrawaddy delta. Continue reading

Let’s start a global struggle (in Burmese)

 Let’s start a global struggle (in Burmese)

 

ဒီစာကို Select ေပးၿပီးေရးပါ…ေန ့စြဲ -ေမလ ၂၆၊ ၂၀၀၈

ေလးစားအပ္ပါေသာ
ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပရိွညီအကိုေမာင္ႏွမအေပါင္းတို ့ခင္ဗ်ား

ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ ့ ဆီဒိုးနားေဟာ္တယ္ မွာက်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ျပီးသြားတဲ့ အလ်ဴရွင္မ်ား အစည္းေ၀း – Donors Meeting – အျပီးမွာ ေလေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအေျခအေနဟာ အလြန္ကိုဆိုး၀ါးေနဆဲျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ပုသိမ္မွာရိွတဲ့ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားဟာ ေနရပ္ကိုအတင္းအၾကပ္ျပန္ပို ့တာခံေနရပါတယ္။ ဖ်ာပံု၊က်ိဳက္လတ္နဲ ့အျခားျမိဳ ့နယ္မ်ားမွာရိွတဲ့ ေလေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားဟာလည္း မျဖစ္စေလာက္အကူညီတခါနစ္ခါလာေပးတာကလြဲလို ့ဘာတခုမွမရရိွေသးပါဘူး။

နဂ်စ္မုန္တိုင္းက က်ေနာ္တို ့ျပည္သူ သိန္းေပါင္းမ်ားစြာရဲ ့အသက္ကို တမဟုတ္ျခင္းေခ်ြခဲ့ပါတယ္။ မေသလို ့က်န္ခဲ့တဲ့ ၂သန္းနီးပါးျပည္သူေတြကေတာ့ ကုလသမဂနဲ ့အာဆီယံနိင္ငံေတြရဲ ့တေျဖးေျဖးျခင္းညင္းသတ္တာကိုခံရေတာ့မွာပါ။
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Cartoons from Irrawaddy News Magazine

International Aid With Tough Conditions Attached

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Myanmar Embassy Fire May Delay Visas for Cyclone Relief Workers

By Michael Heath

A big fire breaks out at Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, in the morning of May 26, 2008. Cause of the fire was unknown yet.  

photo:Xinhua

 

May 27 (Bloomberg) — International aid workers seeking permission to enter Myanmar to help survivors of Tropical Cyclone Nargis may be delayed after a fire at Myanmar’s embassy in Bangkok, the United Nations said.

The fire “prompted the closure of the visa section and created a fresh obstacle for the aid community,” the UN’s news service IRIN said in a report from Thailand’s capital. It didn’t give any details of how long visa applications may be delayed. Continue reading