My wife would do the same

Dr M: My wife would do the same

Malaysiakini News

Dr Mahathir Mohamad responded with his trademark sarcasm when asked to comment on his former protege-turned-nemesis Anwar Ibrahim announcing his decision to ‘run’ in a by-election.

MCPX

“A loving wife could do nothing better… My wife would have done the same,” replied the 82-year-old former premier with a grin when posed with the question during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Bravest Internet Hero of our time

Bravest Internet Hero warrior of our time

 

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We must not forget the truth that any HERO would definitely be seen by the people on the other side of political divide as a Villain.

 

In any war, our Heroes would be the worse enemies of our opponents.

In the true sense of the word, a warrior is a man/woman_

  • who has a clear and guiding moral code of honour
  • and is someone who serves others in the interests of social justice
  • and who normally stands up unfailingly for the cause of righteous justice,
  • fighting in a noble and measured way when required,
  • and doing so with wisdom and a tenacious quality of strength
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Dr Than Nyein denied medical treatment

Jul 29, 2008 (DVB)–Long-term political prisoner and Kyauk Tan township’s elected people’s parliament representative Dr Than Nyein is still awaiting proper medical attention after being diagnosed with suspected liver cancer in February.

Dr Than Nyein, who is being held in Prom prison, has been suffering from kidney stones and liver problems and was diagnosed with suspected liver cancer at Bago divisional hospital in February, according to his wife Daw Khin Aye.

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UN’s Lost Aid May Be Tip of the Iceberg

By WILLIAM BOOT

Wednesday,July 30,2008

BANGKOK—The loss of United Nations aid money via “unacceptable” exchange rates orchestrated by the Burmese regime was going on long before this week’s disclosures about Cyclone Nargis cash losses, a US nongovernmental organization says.

“There are indications that [the United Nations Development Program], even prior to Cyclone Nargis, provided larger cuts to Myanmar’s Than Shwe government than the [up to] 25 percent now admitted to by the UN’s humanitarian operations,” said Matthew Russell Lee of the New York-based NGO Inner City Press.

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Malaysian Immigration Giving Refugees to Traffickers, Say Activists

By Vivian Chong

Vivian Chong is the information and communication officer at Kuala Lumpur-based CARAM Asia.

source:Irrawaddy

Wednesday ,July 30,2008

KUALA LUMPUR—Activists working on migrant issues here claim that corruption is deeply rooted among some Malaysian immigration officers who are handing over Burmese asylum seekers and refugees to human traffickers.

A former Immigration Department director-general was recently detained by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for alleged graft in connection with the issuance of visas to foreign workers.

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UK insurance companies helping Myanmar’s brutal regime

UK underwriters ‘helping Myanmar’s brutal regime’

Teak Door, Burmese weekly

Monday July 28, 2008
By Nick Mathiason

The London insurance connection propping up the murderous Myanmar military dictatorship can be revealed in a development that will acutely embarrass leading City of London figures.

Three Lloyd’s of London operators will be named as helping to insure the junta’s state-owned airline Myanma Airways this year. They are Kiln, Atrium and Catlin. All were contacted by the Observer and asked to explain their involvement but refused to comment.

Other Lloyd’s syndicates have shared the risk of insuring the junta’s shipping interests. Without shipping and aviation insurance, the Myanmar Government would not be able to export gems, timber, clothing, oil and gas, which would lead to economic ruin for the generals running the oppressed southeast Asian nation.

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Call to Charge Burma Junta with War Crimes of Rape

 

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) welcomes the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1820 on sexual violence during the Council’s debate on 19 June 2008. WLB believes that this historic resolution gives hope to women around the world and in Burma in particular for justice.

 

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Human rights laws tied to domestic governance, says Najib

By SHAILA KOSHY

KUALA LUMPUR: Government officials who lack understanding of Malaysia’s regional and international human rights obligations must attend human rights training, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday.

“There is an erroneous perception on the part of some administration officials that international human rights laws have no relation to domestic governance,” said Najib.

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Saffron Revolution Muslim students sent to labor camps

Saffron Revolution Muslim students sent to labor camps

 

This week 10 young students were each sentenced to 2 years imprisonment at Kyauktada Township Court. They had participated in last September’s Saffron Revolution and were arrested in October due to their involvement.
AAPP has learned that after they were sentenced, they were placed in iron shackles and sent to forced labor camps, by order of the Minister for Home Affairs. The majority of the students are Muslims.

As they were detained and sentenced under political charges, they are political prisoners. There have been very few cases of political prisoners being sent to forced labor camps like this before. Some monks who participated in the 1990 Monastic Boycott (Pattamni Kujjana) and were subsequently imprisoned for their involvement were sent to forced labor camps. 19 monks passed away in the camps due to hard labor and malnutrition.

Tate Naing, Secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, said, “The transferal of those Muslim students to forced labor camps is religious persecution. Those young students are now facing a life-threatening situation.”

The top of 50 Heroes of our time: Aung San Suu Kyi

 Aung San Suu Kyi

Heroes of our time – the top amongst 50

 

New Statesman

There was no doubt about our winner: Aung San Suu Kyi, who received three times as many nominations as even the great Mandela in second place. She has, as Richard Eyre wrote of her in a recent issue, “endured grief, danger and loneliness with extraordinary grace and courage, all the while inspiring resistance to the [corrupt Burmese] regime”.

A fitting winner, then, and a true hero of this or any other time.

1. Aung San Suu Kyi – Pro-democracy campaigner
Nobel Peace Prizewinner, under house arrest in her native Burma

The confrontation between Aung San Suu Kyi and the brutish military rulers of Burma (officially known as Myanmar) has the power of myth. At 60, Suu Kyi is still lovely and delicate, like the strings of scented jasmine always looped around her hair. The men in army fatigues and dark glasses who have oppressed her for so long may try to stamp out this flagrantly feminine opponent, but still she rises, unbowed and resolute.

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Anwar Ibrahim, one of The World’s Most Influential People

Anwar Ibrahim

The World’s Most Influential People

Our fifth annual list of the world’s most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more

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Holier-than-thou Malaysians exposed by illegals in UK

  

Holier-than-thou Malaysians exposed by illegals in UK

Envoy appeals to overstayers in Britain to go home

 

With this exposure, Malaysians could be black pots if you all profile all Indons, Africans and Myanmars as black kettles.

FYI, there are more than 100,000 Malaysian illegals in US, UK, Aystralia, Japan, Canada etc. And there are thousands of Malaysian refugees in Burma after the invasion of upper Malay states by Thailand and during Japanese occupation. Many of them are now accepted and recognized as Myanmar citizens.

But nowadays, Malaysians have  Holier-than-thou attitude and forget the history. I hope and pray that history would not repeat itself. And if the fate reverse we would not revenge Malaysian refugees. Nowadays some of your countrymen are ignorantly yearning for to the military intervention to ‘stabilize’ or monopolize the power. Once those military generals tasted the power, there is no hope for democracy to return. 

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Nuclear Disasters and Accidents

 One of the scariest things about nuclear power is when something goes wrong and an accident occurs. Radiation is released into the environment and people get hurt. Two of the most famous nuclear accidents occurred at the Three Mile Island reactor 2 in the United States and the Chernobyl reactor 4 in the former Soviet Union. In this text we will discuss these two disasters, along with correcting a few common misconceptions about nuclear accidents.
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Major Nuclear Power Plant Accidents

December 12, 1952

A partial meltdown of a reactor’s uranium core at the Chalk River plant near Ottawa, Canada, resulted after the accidental removal of four control rods. Although millions of gallons of radioactive water poured into the reactor, there were no injuries.

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