Maximilien Robespierre

Maximilien Robespierre

Robespierre said on 7 April 1791 while addressing the Jacobin Club in Paris, France_

  • “The law must be founded on principle,” “There must be absolutely no limits on liberty.
  • In a free state, each and every citizen acts as a guardian of liberty.
  • Everyone must be completely free to protest, in person or in print, at anything endangering liberty.
  • If, as a consequence, public officials were to find themselves exposed to calumny, so be it.”
  • “Incorruptible men, who have no other passion besides the well-being and glory of their country, do not dread the public expression of the sentiments of their fellow citizens.
  • They know only too well that it is not easy to lose their esteem, when one can counter calumny with an irreproachable life and proof of disinterested zeal; if they are sometimes victims of a passing persecution, this is, for them, a badge of their glory, the brilliant testimony of their virtue; they rest assured with gentle confidence in the suffering of a pure conscience and the force of truth which will soon reconcile theirs with their fellow citizens.”In essence, what Robespierre was saying is,
  • when it comes to public servants,
  • there should be no “Criminal Defamation” law
  • and no Sedition Act — 
  • And he said this more than 200 years ago — around the time the British first came to Malaya to colonise this country — in his speech on freedom of the press.

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Burmese Migrants to Get ‘Passport Documents’

Burmese Migrants to Get ‘Passport Documents’

Burma is preparing to offer new nationality identification papers to Burmese migrant workers, which would allow them to work legally in Thailand, according to a source within the Burmese immigration department.

“We are preparing to open these three offices,” said the immigration officer in Myawaddy, a border town opposite Mae Sot on the Thai-Burmese border. “We’re just waiting for the order from Naypyidaw.” 

The three passport registration offices where migrants could apply for the documents are due to be opened along the Thai-Burmese border at Myawaddy, Tachilek and Ranong townships, according to the source.

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Early migrants, “Foreigners the bane of neighbours”

THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK?

 

EARLY MIGRANTS HATE THE NEW COMERS?

Foreigners the bane of neighbours

From ANOTHER WORRIED RESIDENT of Kuala Lumpur: I REFER to Worried Resident’s letter on “Disgusted by behaviour of foreign workers,” (The Star, Nov 9).

….Since then, we have had to put up with workers bathing, brushing teeth and washing their laundry in front of the house every day………..

Then both of you and the STAR editors who think it is fit to bash up poor foreign workers should all go back to INDIA, CHINA OR INDONESIA where your ancestors came. Because according to your logic and anti-foreigner concepts, your ancestors SHOULD ALSO SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO COME HERE, because all first generation migrants who are not professional migrants are dirty, doing dangerous and non-dignified low pay jobs that the locals shun.

ACTUALLY ALMOST THE WHOLE POPULATION OF SINGAPORE ARE MIGRANTS BUT THEY ALL ARE ARROGANT ON NEW COMERS. BUT MOST OF THEM ARE COWARDS/EUNUCHS AND DARE NOT EVEN SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE LEE DYNASTY. BUT THEY WILL BULLY OTHERS EVERYWHERE, IN THE CYBERSPACE OR EVEN IN WIKI. 

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Free attendance to Bill Clinton coming for talk on Dec 6

Free attendance to Bill Clinton coming for talk on Dec 6

 

KUALA LUMPUR: Former US president Bill Clinton will make his first trip to Malaysia to deliver the inaugural BC Sekhar memorial lecture on Dec 6.

And the good news is the lecture is open to the public, not just politicians and business leaders.

Petra Group founder Datuk Vinod Sekhar, who had invited Clinton to Malaysia, said any interested member of the public who wants to hear the lecture would be able to do so.

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Mizzima:Junta reveals its true colors in sentencing activists

New Delhi – The sentencing on Tuesday of dissidents to up to 65 years imprisonment reveals Burma’s ruling generals’ true intention to continue suppressing anyone that would raise a voice against their rule, according to Amnesty International.

Benjamin Zawacki, the Amnesty International Burma researcher, said by sentencing students and political activists to long prison terms on Tuesday, Burma’s military rulers revealed their “true nature” and that its claims of implementing democratic reforms are false.

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Irrawaddy:Britain, Canada Leads Protests against Sentencing of Dissidents

By SAW YAN NAING

The governments of Britain and Canada led an international wave of protests on Wednesday against the harsh prison sentences imposed on 39 pro-democracy activists by a court in Rangoon’s Insein Prison.

Bill Rammell, a minister at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, said in a statement: “Those detained have done nothing other than exercise their right to express themselves and have at all times underlined their willingness to work with others for a better Burma.”  

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REUTERS:U.S. “strongly condemns” lengthy Myanmar sentences

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday strongly condemned Myanmar’s decision to sentence dissidents to up to 65 years in jail and demanded their immediate release.

 

Myanmar’s military junta sentenced at least 11 dissidents involved in monk-led protests last year to 65 years in jail on Tuesday, opposition figures said, a blow to the pro-democracy movement before a planned 2010 election.

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