Gov’t duty to uphold human rights

Gov’t duty to uphold human rights

In these times of economic turmoil, governments around the world seem to be more concerned with protecting the interests of private enterprises rather than alleviating the daily struggles of the general population.  The spending on the latter pales in comparison to the former.

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Internet users: Beware of new malicious spam

Internet users: Beware of new malicious spam

SINGAPORE, March 30 – A new, large scale malicious spam, posing as an email from courier firm DHL is on the loose, warned IT security and control firm Sophos today.

It said in a statement here that internet users would receive messages that the courier company had tried to deliver a parcel to them on March 14.

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Cyber-espionage based in China: infiltrated government and private computers around the world including Embassies

Cyber-espionage based in China: 

infiltrated government and private computers around the worl

A shadowy cyber-espionage network based mostly in China has infiltrated government and private computers around the world, including embassies such as Malaysia.

The network, known as GhostNet, infected 1,295 computers in 103 countries and penetrated systems containing sensitive information in top political, economic and media offices, Canadian researchers said in a report.

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MySpace shrinks as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo grab its users

   MySpace shrinks as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo grab its users 

 MARCH 30 – The “Place for Friends” is starting to feel lonely. MySpace, the Rupert Murdoch-owned website once synonymous with social networking, is losing popularity and key staff in its biggest troubles since launching five years ago.

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Foreign workers treated fairly, Malaysian minister lies

Foreign workers treated fairly, Malaysian minister lies


What a blatant shameless lie!

Some foreign workers were forced to work_

  • 12 hr every day without overtime or only 2-3hr overtime payment.
  • off day once in 2-3 weeks
  • no overtime on public holidays
  • no sick leave or MCs cut RM  100/absent day
  • if ill for few days dismiss or expelled from work

TAMIL NESAN has quoted Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam as saying that the Government has never oppressed foreign workers in the country.

He said the report by a foreign broadcasting agency that Malaysia mistreats foreign workers was not true.

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Malaysian docs to face foreign challenge

Malaysian docs to face foreign challenge

KUALA LUMPUR: Local medical professionals have to compete with their foreign counterparts when the services sector under the Asean Free Trade Area (Afta) is opened up by end of the year.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said at least 70% of the equity will be opened to foreign participation by the period.

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Is Facebook growing up too fast?

NEW YORK, March 29 — When Facebook signed up its 100 millionth member last August, its employees spread out in two parks in Palo Alto, Calif., for a huge barbecue. Sometime this week, this five-year-old start-up, born in a dorm room at Harvard, expects to register its 200 millionth user.

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The Canadian Press:Canadian researchers uncover vast computer spying operation

TORONTO — A cyber spy network based mainly in China has tapped into classified documents from government and private organizations in 103 countries, including the computers of Tibetan exiles, Canadian researchers said Saturday.

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Most TB sufferers are locals: Health Minister

Most TB sufferers are Malaysians: Health Minister


NIBONG TEBAL: Of the 17,506 cases of tuberculosis reported last year, only 14.2% involved foreign workers.

The bulk of those infected by tuberculosis were locals, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, adding that the once controlled disease was re-emerging in Malaysia.

He said the majority among these were HIV sufferers whose low resistance to infectious diseases made them susceptible to the often deadly tuberculosis.

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The Irrawaddy:Suu Kyi News on Chinese TV

A state-run Chinese TV station in Yunnan Province broadcast news on Wednesday concerning detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

According to sources in Ruili on the Sino-Burmese border, the news program stated that the Geneva-based UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention had declared that the ongoing house arrest of the Nobel Prize laureate was illegal and contrary to the domestic law of Burma.

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Medical journal says Pope distorting condom facts


Medical journal says Pope distorting condom facts

LONDON (Reuters) – A prestigious medical journal on Friday accused Pope Benedict of distorting scientific evidence to promote Catholic doctrine by saying that condoms increase the spread of AIDS.

Medical journal says Pope distorting condom facts


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Analysis of how Tatmadaw had ruined the Myanmar economy

Dr San Oo Aung 

Facts on Myanmar Military leaders’ commitment to break Myanmar’s economy_ 

1. Lost of trust by local people and foreigners:

  • in government, fear of nationalization ,
  • in the economic laws, Investment Law etc
  • in banking system, local currency.

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One dead in Myanmar blast

YANGON – ONE person was killed and two others injured in a suspected bomb blast in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon on Thursday, on the eve of the country’s annual military parade, official sources said.

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Nudge theory

Nudge theory

Nudge: what’s it all about?

It’s where economics meets psychology. Mainstream economics treats humans as if they are smart and always clear about their own interest. Trouble is, we aren’t like that: we eat too much and drink too much (sometimes at the same time) and we don’t hit the gym or save enough. Nudge suggests ways in which we can do the right thing.

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