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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RISKS OF NUCLEAR POWER

Bernard L. Cohen, Sc.D.
Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

Radiation

The principal risks associated with nuclear power arise from health effects of radiation. This radiation consists of subatomic particles traveling at or near the velocity of light—186,000 miles per second. They can penetrate deep inside the human body where they can damage biological cells and thereby initiate a cancer. If they strike sex cells, they can cause genetic diseases in progeny.

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