Myanmar (Burma) Marionettes or Puppetts

Mike in Myanmar (Burma) – Mandalay Marionettes

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Vatican hosts meeting with Muslim scholars

   Vatican hosts meeting with Muslim scholars

   Vatican hosts meeting with Muslim scholars   

 

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (left) talks to Mustafa Ceric, head of the Bosnia Islamic Community during a three-day Catholic-Muslim forum hosted by the Vatican today. — AP pic

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (left) talks to Mustafa Ceric, head of the Bosnia Islamic Community during a three-day Catholic-Muslim forum hosted by the Vatican today. — AP pic

 VATICAN CITY, Nov 4 – The Vatican is hosting a three-day Catholic-Muslim forum meant to improve relations strained by a speech made two years ago by Pope Benedict XVI that angered many in the Islamic world.

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Rakyat’s health is more important than expensive white elephant weapons

Rakyat’s health is more important than expensive white elephant weapons

Most of us in decent jobs never think twice about healthcare. Many of the middle class have private healthcare via their employers or have some sort of insurance that will cover their stay in a private hospital. Healthcare is big business in Malaysia. In the Klang Valley alone, there are at least a dozen private hospitals. Four major private healthcare providers are even listed on Bursa Malaysia. I estimate these private hospitals serve no more than 25 per cent of KL’s residents.

The rest have to endure long queues at public hospitals. For a long time now, we have prided ourselves as having one of the best public healthcare systems in Asia. The government ensures that all Malaysians have access to basic healthcare at a nominal sum. If you see a doctor at any government hospital, you will usually end up paying less than RM10, usually RM2. Even for a specialist you will end up paying the same. I cannot stress enough that without government subsidies, more than 80 per cent of the population will not be able to afford basic healthcare. Thus I am worried when I read that the government has grand plans to privatise more and more of the public healthcare system.

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AFP:Bangladesh deploys another warship in Myanmar gas row

DHAKA (AFP) — Bangladesh said Tuesday it has deployed another warship to the Bay of Bengal and would send a top diplomat to Myanmar amid escalating tensions over gas exploration in disputed waters.

Foreign Minister Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury told AFP a three-member team led by Bangladesh’s foreign secretary would fly to Myanmar later in the day to try to resolve the row.

“They will discuss the latest situation with Myanmar officials and try to defuse the situation,” he said.

The move comes a day after Bangladesh said it would take “all possible measures” to protect its territory, accusing Myanmar of encroaching on its sea-waters to explore gas.

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Bangladesh Sends Envoys to Myanmar to Resolve Standoff Over Oil

By Jay Shankar

Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) — Bangladesh is sending envoys to Myanmar today to try to resolve a territorial dispute, as ships from the neighboring countries face off in the Bay of Bengal over potential oil and gas deposits.

“Bangladesh has lodged a strong protest with Myanmar and its ambassador has been summoned twice,” Nazrul Islam, director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said by telephone from the capital, Dhaka. Foreign Secretary Touhid Hossain will lead the team of Bangladeshi officials to the nation formerly known as Burma.

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Few hundred thousands of Malaysians are overstaying and illegally working around the world

Few hundred thousands of Malaysians are overstaying and illegally working in USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Canada, EU countries, Taiwan etc.

The relevent Governments should not just copy the methods employed in asia to deal with those Malaysian  illegals.

You should not employ the unemployed people without proper training to hunt them down. If your voluntary corps wrongly just tear off the pages of the genuine passports with valid visas, you will be in trouble.

If your voluntary corps start to try extortion and torture on all the foreigners, you will lost face.

Or even if they ignorantly rounded up all the foreigners, legal, illegal, with or without documents or even the diplomats (even holding your Foreign office’s accreditation cards) few hours in the open space, under the harsh weather and then later hauled up to the police stations and detained for overnight or few days, your countries would be downgraded to the underdeveloped third country.

Worse of all if your volunteers give favour to the illegals who could return favour back to them and treat the legals who refused to givein their demand, your entire police force would be corrupted up to the core.

If your food contractors repeatedly sub contract and feed them with dog food or a small piece of rotten dried fish a two slices of thin stale bread, you will be in trouble.

If you whip the illegals or some of your servants start to request for sexual favours your governments will face problems. You could not simply silence the NGO with defamation lawsuits.

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