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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