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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