Royal insult: Bloggers to be charged

Royal insult: Bloggers to be charged

Six people nationwide will be hauled up in court tomorrow for insulting Perak Sultan Azlan Shah in blogs or through the posting of comments. 

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — Six people will be charged tomorrow for defacing the Perak Sultan’s website in a move which is aimed at quelling the avalanche of criticisms against the royalty.

The move is likely to put some fear into Malaysia’s burgeoning Internet community.

Facing jail, fine

Bukit Aman’s Commercial Crime Department’s Cyber and Multimedia Crime Investigation unit has probing the cases for the past one month.

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PRESS STATEMENT of DSAI: The Plight of The Rohingya

PRESS STATEMENT of DSAI: The Plight of The Rohingya


Today we witness once again the unfolding of the consequences of the oppression of men by men. Oppressed peoples have the misfortune of being arbitrarily isolated from their own societies and rendered into minorities by a stroke of the pen in the hands of their erstwhile political overlords, the military junta.

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Bangkok Post:Burma’s Rohingyas in flight and the solutions to their plight


Much ink has been spilt over the plight of Rohingyas who have sought shelter in the Southeast Asian region in recent months, even though the situation is hardly new.

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Burmese stream home to ‘Dracula’ fish

LONDON, Mar 11, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) — A so-called “Dracula” fish, named for its fangs made of bone, has been found in a stream in Burma, researchers in London say.

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Singapore Immigration officer jailed for graft

SINGAPORE: An Immigration officer was jailed for six months and ordered to pay a penalty of S$240 (RM576) on Thursday for corruptly accepting 4D tickets in return for not reporting a colleague’s illegal activities.

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The elusive quest towards equality

The elusive quest towards equality

All citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free – Voltaire, French philosopher and writer.

TO Voltaire’s quote, I would add to “powerful”, “rich” as well.

People are so diverse that they are not going to be equal in everything.

And that extends to races and communities – some races will be richer, some will be poorer.

Others will have political power, while yet others will have less of it.

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Myanmar Military leaders should read this article of Marina Mahathier

Myanmar Military leaders should read this article of Marina Mahathir

Comment: I agree that MIGHT IS NOT RIGHT. Please stop bullying NLD, Daw Suu led opposition, Ethnic and Religious minorities.

Read this good article by SMARINA MAHATHIR , “olve disputes the right way”.


Politicians have been shoving and calling each other names. We’ve said big countries shouldn’t bully small ones and yet at home, a group of able-bodied men thought nothing of behaving aggressively towards an old man in a wheelchair.

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Restauranteurs lament increase in foreign workers levy

Restauranteurs lament increase in foreign workers levy

Thousands of family-owned restaurants and entrepreneurs will be forced to close down their outlets after the government announced a two-fold increase in foreign workers levy to RM3,600 from RM1,800.

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We still need the foreign workers


A LOT of concern has surfaced over the Government’s decision to bring in Bangladeshi workers. Some say the timing is bad, others think that their services are needed in the construction, industrial and plantation sectors.

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