Government ‘confident’ it can reduce number of foreign workers

Government ‘confident’ it can reduce number of foreign workers

Malaysian Insider

Comment: I don’t think so. Likely to be an empty rhetoric to satisfy the Xenophobic people.

 

SEGAMAT, July 19 — The government is confident it will be able to reduce the number of foreign workers from 2.1 million at the moment to 1.8 million in 2010, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said today.

He said the government had put in place measures that would enable local workers to take over the jobs currently held by foreign workers.

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OH, IT’S SO DIFFICULT TO GIVE UP THE POWER

OH, IT’S SO DIFFICULT TO GIVE UP THE POWER

Posted by Super Admin in Malaysia Today

Now, it is not fair to suggest that only Myanmar SPDC Junta leaders are very reluctant or find it difficult to let go of power. It’s the same all over. Politicians have not been described as possessing animal-like behaviour for nothing — that’s why we have the term ‘political animal’.

Adapted, edited and Burmanized from Paul Sir’s article in The Borneo Post

IT seems that we are in the season of power transition in the country.

Now, let’s take an honest view about these so-called power transition being bandied about in the country. The first question to ask is — did these political leaders step down voluntarily or were they pressured to do so?

Your guess is as good as mine.

Now, it is not fair to suggest that only Myanmar SPDC Junta leaders are very reluctant or find it difficult to let go of power. It’s the same all over. Politicians have not been described as possessing animal-like behaviour for nothing — that’s why we have the term ‘political animal’.

  • Like the tigress jealously guarding her cubs or the viper protecting its territory and ready to put its life on the line, those with political power behave in the same manner.
  • They are very protective of their own space and will fight with whatever means to prevent others from entering.
  • History has shown how despots had even gone to the extent of committing mass murder and alienating the entire population just to cling on to power.
  • Sadly, we still have such kind of sick political animals in our midst today. Just think Robert Mugabe. 

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‘Confidential’, of the draft ASEAN Charter

‘Confidential’, of the draft ASEAN Charter

Prachatai

Prachatai has obtained a copy, marked ‘Confidential’, of the draft ASEAN Charter which we present here.   

This document, which has been in the drafting process for 2 years, is supposedly for the benefit of the citizens of all ASEAN countries.  Yet public participation in drafting the charter has been virtually zero and the plan is for the document to remain secret until it is signed into force by all member countries at the ASEAN summit in Singapore on 20 November. 

The draft charter has been submitted today to the National Legislative Assembly, in accordance with Article 190 of the 2007 Constitution which requires that all foreign treaties receive parliamentary approval.  It is highly unusual for a parliament in a democracy to deliberate on a document that is a secret to its own people. 

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19th July Martyrs Day

19th July Martyrs Day

Azarni day or Martyr’s Day is held on 19th July annually in Burma/Myanmar. It is held to mark the assassination of its founding father and independence leader along with his cabinet on this day in 1947 at 10:37 AM. This year marks the 59th anniversary of this martyrs’ day. Assassinated cabinet members were General Aung San, U Razak, Mai Pun Saw-Bwar Gyi Sao San Tun, Mann Ba Khaing,Takhin Mya,  U Ba Win (Elder brother of Aung San), and Dedoke U Ba Cho, Ministry secretary U Ohn Maung and body guard of U Razak, Ye Baw Ko Twe also died at this incident.


They were gunned down by power-mad men and believers of the rule of might. It was an event that has not been forgotten to date. The people are still sorrowing, bleeding and weeping over similar events till this day is ironically perpetrated by the Myanmar Tatmadaw, which is originally supposed to protect the people from all the dangers. 

Usually top government officials, foreign diplomats, local dignitaries and families of the eight comrades assassinated along with Aung San laid wreaths in a solemn ceremony. But nowadays, Myanmar/Burma’s annual commemoration is downgraded to be attended by one minister and without his daughter, imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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