No guidelines for PR status?

No guidelines for PR status?

Unhappy Citizen in Malaysiakini May 28, 08

I refer to the letter


Ordeal of foreign spouses in Malaysia.

I am a Malaysian citizen with a foreign wife of Indonesian nationality. We have been married for nine years and have three children. My wife has been holding a social visit pass for nine years. We returned to Malaysia from overseas in 1998. Continue reading

Allow migrants a chance at the M’sian Dream

Allow migrants a chance at the M’sian Dream

My letter to the editor of Malaysiakini

May 28, 08 4:26pm

The present Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, commented that if Singapore continued with the old procedure of giving citizenship, Singapore would become an old folks’ home for its Permanent Resident holders. So he started offering PR to professionals who had completed two years’ work in Singapore. It is therefore possible to get Singapore citizenship within five years. Thus, new Singapore citizens could sever their umbilical cords from their old countries and give full loyalty to Singapore. Continue reading

US unilateral Interventions

US unilateral Interventions

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The permissibility of unilateral intervention under international

International reaction to unilateral intervention has varied from case to case. of existing international law of recent unilateral actions by the US, – 30k – CachedSimilar pages

The 1994 Haiti intervention: A unilateral operation in

A closer analysis of the intervention reveals that the planning and execution of the intervention were almost entirely unilateral and therefore cost the US pages

Time to revamp impotent /paralyzed United Nations

Time to revamp impotent /paralyzed United Nations


From Google search:


Results about 688,000 for UN Failures.  

United Nations – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Failure to intervene in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre: despite the fact that the UN designated Srebrenica a “safe haven” for refugees and … – 262k – CachedSimilar pages Political Debates and Polls – View Single Post – Long

Thread: Long List of U.N. Failures. View Single Post … Bottom line, the U.N. is a failure, and it is time to dissolve that money sucking waste of time and … – 15k – CachedSimilar pages

The UN’s bloody failure

The failures of the UN secretariat in responding to the Darfur catastrophe are among the many signs that the international body remains incapable of … – 206k – CachedSimilar pages

UN Bureaucracy and its failures

Bureaucracies are nothing but debating societies, which are bound to fail. – 84k – CachedSimilar pages

Intervene in Burma Now

Intervene in Burma Now

_ by Yebaw Day  in Burma Digest

1. ChiCom Masters are too busy with their Earthquake victims, and also in suppressing the Tibetans, and preparing for the Olympics, so they will not be able to help SPDC very much.
2. SPDC just lost about 300 men and 25 boats in their navy, and lost the South West Command in Pathein area.  So the entire Irrawaddy Division area is quite vulnerable for a beach landing, just like in the movie, the Longest Day, D-Day 6 June 1944. Continue reading

NLD Members Arrested; Suu Kyi’s Sentence Extended

By WAI MOE Tuesday, May 27, 2008


 About 16 members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) held a brief demonstration in Rangoon on Tuesday asking for the release of Aung San Su Kyi. (Photo: PDC)

At least 15 members of Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were arrested as they marched towards the home of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday in a demonstration marking the 18th anniversary of the 1990 general election.

The demonstrators, mostly young members of the party, shouted slogans demanding the release of Suu Kyi from house arrest and calling on the regime to allow international relief workers to help bring aid to cyclone victims. They held up a picture of Suu Kyi.

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Report Card for UN in Myanmar: All F

Report Card for UN in Myanmar: All F



BANGKOK, Thailand: Efforts in recent years by the United Nations to achieve democratic reform and end human rights abuses in Myanmar have been punctuated by frustration, false hopes and failure:



1974: Anti-regime riots erupt when the body of retired U.N. Secretary-General U Thant comes home to Myanmar for burial.

1989: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained and put under house arrest after the military’s brutal suppression of an uprising a year earlier. Continue reading