Cops to investigate blog insulting Prophet Muhammad

Cops to investigate blog insulting

Prophet Muhammad

COMMENT:Don’t be lenient. Don’t accept the apology. It is too much. Arrest without bail or put in ISA FOR FEW YEARS.

 

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will investigate the people behind a weblog said to be full of insults to Prophet Muhammad.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said this after Utusan Malaysia carried a report about the blog on its front page Saturday.

“The act (insulting the Prophet) can cause anger and offend especially the Muslims and Malays. It also provokes religious and racial conflicts,” he said.

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US offers Viagra to win over hearts and minds of Afghan warlords

US offers Viagra to win over

hearts and minds of Afghan warlords

 

CIA agents are offering the erectile dysfunction drug, the potency drug, Viagra and other gifts to win over Afghan warlords in the US-led war against Taliban insurgents.

viagra pillsPaying for information is nothing new for the Central Intelligence Agency, but officers have started employing unusual incentives to persuade Afghan local leaders to share intelligence about the Taliban’s movements, theWashington Post wrote, citing unnamed sources in the spy service.

“Whatever it takes to make friends and influence people – whether it’s building a school or handing out Viagra,” one CIA operative who has worked in Afghanistan was quoted as saying.

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Laura Zuniga, Miss Sinaloa Mexico and the Queen of Hispanic America, Bolivia jailed

Laura Zuniga,  

Miss Sinaloa Mexico

and the Queen of Hispanic America, Bolivia jailed 

A Mexican beauty queen was sentenced to 40 days jail on Friday after she was arrested with an alleged Ciudad Juarez drug cartel leader and a group of heavily armed men.

Mexican beauty queen Laura Zuniga in drug bustLaura Zuniga, 23, was picked up late Monday at a military checkpoint in the western state of Jalisco while traveling with seven armed men in two vehicles carrying US$100,000 in cash, government sources said.

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Internet emerges as potent force in campaigning

   Internet emerges as potent force in campaigning 

 

SINGAPORE, Dec 27 — United States President-elect Barack Obama was so successful in reaching young voters through his_

  1. website,
  2. video-sharing site
  3. YouTube
  4. and social networks
  5. Facebook
  6. and Twitter

that the 2008 US presidential elections have come to be dubbed the “Facebook Elections”.

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USA addicted to credit given out by Chinese Ah Lones

 USA addicted to credit given out by Chinese Ah Lones

 

NEW YORK, Dec 27 — In March 2005, a low-key Princeton University economist who had become a US Federal Reserve governor devised a novel theory to explain the growing tendency of Americans to borrow from foreigners, particularly the Chinese, to finance their heavy spending.

The problem, he said, was not that Americans spent too much, but that foreigners saved too much. The Chinese had piled up so much in excess savings that they lent money to the United States at low rates, underwriting American consumption.

This colossal credit cycle could not last forever, he said. But in a global economy, the transfer of Chinese money to America was a market phenomenon that would take years, even a decade, to work itself out. For now, he said, ”we probably have little choice except to be patient.’

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Irrawaddy:Thailand’s Burma Policy Set to Change under New Premier

By:WAI MOE

In a recent series of interviews with the international media, the new prime minister of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has indicated that the Kingdom’s Burma policy is likely to involve a more proactive stance on human rights issues in the military-ruled country.

In an interview with the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network, Abhisit said that he would try to convince fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) of the importance of human rights to the international community.

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Comment: Tis year, Boxing day, 26th. December 2008, overlapped with two sad anniversaries. Four years’ anniversary of 2004 Tsunami and one month  anniversary of Mumbai killings. We hereby pray for all those victims. 

 

Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United KingdomAustraliaCanadaNew Zealand,Hong Kong, countries in the Commonwealth of Nations with a mainly Christian population, and parts of the United States. In South Africa, this public holiday is now known as the Day of Goodwill. It is based on the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate members of society. Contemporary Boxing Day in many countries is now a “shopping holiday” associated with after-Christmas sales.

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