UN access to Rohingya refugees denied by Thai

UN access to Rohingya refugees denied by Thai

 

BANGKOK – THAILAND’S prime minister on Wednesday refused to grant UN experts access to 126 boat people from Myanmar, following allegations that the Thai army had left them to die on the open seas.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dodged reporters’ questions on a request from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to visit the group, and urged it instead to work with Thai authorities.

‘The agency should come and talk to us about how to work together. Our work together should be based on cooperation and appropriate rules,’ Mr Abhisit told reporters.

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Final toll of Israel war crime victims in Gaza : 1,330 dead, 5,450 wounded

Final toll of Israel war crime victims in Gaza : 1,330 dead, 5,450 wounded

israel invades gaza strip hamas palestineIsrael’s war on Gaza killed 1,330 people, at least half of them civilians, and wounded 5,450 others, Palestinian medics said on Thursday in a final toll of the offensive.

 

 Among the dead were 437 children under 16, 110 women, 123 elderly men, 14 medics and four journalists, according to Muawiya Hassanein, the head of Gaza medical services.

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Mizzima:Burmese refugees protest in front of UN office in Malaysia

by Myint Maung

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Nearly three hundred Burmese refugees on Wednesday demonstrated in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur, demanding recognition of refugee status and equal treatment among refugees.

The protestors, mainly Rohingyas from Burma’s western Arakan state, said they were being treated differently and were not being granted equal status by the UN agency.
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Mizzima:Thai government to investigate Rohingya abuse claims

by Larry Jagan

Thailand’s government has promised to investigate claims that the country’s military authorities abused hundreds of Rohingya by pushing them back out to sea to die. At the same time, the UN has appealed to Thai authorities to be given access to survivors of the incidents believed to be in custody in southern Thailand.

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva says Thailand will investigate allegations that the Thai navy cast members of the Muslim minority population from Burma adrift in the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand last month. The country’s Defense Minister will investigate the accusations and report back to the Prime Minister as soon as possible, according to Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban.

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Barack Obama’s grandfather, Hussein Onyango, converted to Islam in Burma

Barack Obama’s grandfather, Hussein Onyango, converted to Islam in Burma

Barack Obama’s grandfather, Hussein Onyango, converted to Islam when working for the British as a colonial civil servant IN BURMA, serving as a cook in British army.

From Kunta Kinte to Barack Obama: What’s in a Name, Anyway? by Dinesh Sharma     Page 1 of 1 page(s)

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Will be Obama with us, Muslims, as the meaning of his name in Persian language

Will be Obama with us, Muslims,

as the meaning of his name in Persian language

The name Obama in the Persian language (Iran’s language) means_ “He is with us.”

According to Islamic tradition, there was an Islamic Imam who was the Prophet Mohammed’s cousin and son-in-law. His name was Ali Ibn Abi-Talib. This man gave the following prophecy:

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Malaysia should take trafficking of refugees seriously

   Malaysia should take trafficking of refugees seriously 

Comment: We think that the basic fundamental problem is the ordering of_ 

Entrusting the same parent organization to investigate the wrong doings of its members. 
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Recall all Sabah ICs, urges Jeffrey

Recall all Sabah ICs, urges Jeffrey

PKR vice-president Dr Jeffrey Kitingan wants the Federal Government to withdraw all identity cards issued in Sabah and embark on a massive re-registration exercise to help weed out illegal immigrants from the state and clean up the electoral rolls.

 

“All Sabah ICs – Malaysian ICs with the letter H – issued without the consent of the state government are invalid and should be cancelled,” he said.

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Obama spoke to Myanmar SPDC and Burmese

Obama spoke to Myanmar SPDC and Burmese

‘To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.’

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Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general:Government must also be fair to migrant workers already here, “don’t be heartless and just tell companies to sack foreigners first”

Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general:

Government must also be fair to migrant workers already here,

“don’t be heartless and just tell companies to sack foreigners first”

Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general G. Rajasegaran said the Government should suspend all permits for the recruitment of foreign workers until after the slowdown.

He said the Government must also be fair to migrant workers already here.

They are human beings with responsibilities to their families as well. Don’t be heartless and just tell companies to sack foreigners first,” he said.

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Interest is high in Islamic banking internationally

Interest is high in Islamic banking internationally

Comment: Yes there is higher interest charged and less interest payment in ‘Islamic’ banking. Rose in any other name would smell as sweet. Do we think it is halal to take liquor if it is sold as soft drink and renamed or re-branded as Coke or Sprite?

Who could say that in the future, say another 10 years, the house or car you bought now would be double price. Esp car price later would be less than 25% of the present new cost. So it is just INTEREST IN DISGUISED.

 

DOHA: Malaysia has proposed a meeting be held on setting up global standards for Islamic banking and finance.

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AFP:Myanmar astrologer predicts Obama re-election

A top astrologer in Myanmar Monday predicted ahead of Barack Obama’s inauguration that the US president-elect would win another term in office and that he would escape attempts to harm him.

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Foreign workers’ intake freezed in Malaysia

Foreign workers’ intake freezed in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has decided to freeze the intake of foreign workers for the manufacturing and services sector, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said.

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