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Former de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim in an incisive speech at the LawAsia 2008 conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

“It has resulted in waste of crucial resources, energy and time and has distracted from the real issues confronting the country,” said Zaid, who criticised the race-based policy despite being a member of the ruling Umno party which was set up to safeguard their interests.
zaid ibrahim resignation from ministerial post 160908 01 “This is positive step but it should include all political leaders and be premised on the
social contract that was the foundation of independence,” said the lawyer by training who was made senator and subsequently minister entrusted with the task of reforming the judiciary by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi following the March 8 general election. 

He quit last month in protest against the arrest of three individuals under the Internal Security Act (ISA) which provides for detention without trial. 

He also underscored the importance of promoting discourse and dialogue so that Malaysians learn to talk and to listen to one another again.

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The famous Burmese Muslim actor, Maung Maung Ta

The famous Burmese Muslim actor, Maung Maung Ta



Dr. Maung Maung Ta (January 91926-) is a Burmese


Maung Maung Ta
Born Maung Maung Ta
January 9, 1926 (age 82)
MandalayUpper Burma
Residence Yangon, Myanmar
Nationality Myanmar
Ethnicity Myanmar Shia Muslim
Citizenship Myanmar
Occupation President of the All Myanmar Shia Muslim Organization
Religious beliefs Islam
Children ten

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Money remitted by the Migrant workers from Malaysia

Money remitted by the Migrant workers from Malaysia

COMMENT: Then, allow the migrant workers to bring in their families, dependents, long term job security or longer stay permit, allow their children to stay here, they will spend all their money in your country. No need to send back home.



While the World Bank has recorded that the Malaysian exports were US$140.9 billion, just 1.4 percent of the total world exports against a total import of US$157.75 billion, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$157.9 billion (GNP: US$124 billion) in 2005/7, it is very important to note that the Malaysian economy has been suffering from a deficit balance of payment for sometime. Continue reading

PRINCE: Governments must not discriminate


Governments must not discriminate

   Raja Nazrin: Governments must not discriminate 


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 – The Raja Muda of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah said today that governments should not set down discriminatory laws or policies but must ensure inclusive development through empowerment.

“No segment of society must be disrespected, discredited and disenfranchised,” he said in his address at the 21st LawAsia Conference here.
He said that no single group in any country should feel their contributions are unrecognized or unwanted.

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Gist and notes about lessons of Asia’s 1997 economic crisis

Today’s policymakers should consider what worked — and what didn’t — during Asia’s 1997 crisis 

 Gist and notes about lessons of Asia’s 1997 economic crisis

Ten years ago, much of Asia suffered an economic wipeout that makes today’s crisis seem like a rounding error. Asia’s crisis holds lessons for today.


Most important: leadership matters.

Leadership can foster a belief that we’re all in it together.

Surviving a crash

·      isn’t just a matter of everyone holding hands.

·      Strong institutions matter.

 These are not ordinary times.

·      But they won’t last forever.

·      Institutions matter.

·      Leadership counts.

·      How we — as individuals, as family members, as employees and as citizens — respond will determine

·      not only how quickly

·      but in what form we emerge from these tumultuous times.

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Famous Burmese Indians

Famous Burmese Indians

Bahadur Shah Zafar, the exiled Moghul Emperor

Suk Bahadur, the Pelé of Burmese football

Daw Tint Tint @ Usha Narayanan

 Helen of Bollywood

Bahadur Shah Zafar, the exiled Moghul Emperor

The last Muslim Moghul Emperor of India, Abu Za’far Saraj al-Din Bahadur Shah and his family members and some followers were exiled to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) by the British. 

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Rise of Karl Marx?

   Rise of Karl Marx? 

The Malaysian Insider


OCT 29 – Isn’t life strange? In 1989, Francis Fukuyama, wrote “The End of History?”, published in the national Interest.

In this famous  essay, Fukuyama argues that the march of Western liberal democracy may signal the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and thus, liberal democracy (American’s kind) has won against the ideas of Karl Marx.

He wrote: “What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”

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