Firewalls to freedom

Firewalls to freedom

Even the most cold-hearted realists would agree that the failure of communist censorship played a role in the collapse of the Iron Curtain – Voice of America, the fax machine, rock ‘n’ roll, and the lure of Western capitalism helped to win over the people of the Soviet Bloc. 

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Anwar Ibrahim on BCC World News

Give me foreign workers any day

from:Malaysiakini/letters

The statement made by Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam that doubling the levy on foreign workers will discourage the hiring of foreign workers and increase the salaries of locals is ignorantly simplistic.

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REUTERS:China approves ‘modern redesign’ of Tibetan capital

BEIJING, March 17 — China has approved a “modern redesign” of Tibet’s remote and mountainous capital Lhasa, state media said today, including a limit on its downtown population.

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‘Foreign workers first out’ policy unjust

Charles Hector, P Somwong

from:Malaysiakini

We, on behalf of 51 organisations, groups and networks from over 15 countries concerned about migrant and worker rights, are appalled at Malaysia’s unjust, discriminatory and unconstitutional anti-worker policy, known as ‘Foreign Workers First Out’ (FWFO) policy when it comes to retrenchment.

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Diabetes cure a step closer after liver used to regulate blood sugar

   Diabetes cure a step closer after liver used to regulate blood sugar 

 

HOUSTON, March 17 – A diabetes cure is a step closer after scientists discovered a way to regulate blood sugar using the liver.

Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from hereditary diabetes, a condition that destroys cells in the pancreas and leaves the body unable to regulate blood sugar levels.

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Pak Lah to keep championing Islam’s cause except Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Muslims

Pak Lah to keep championing Islam’s cause except

Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Muslims

 

Gardening and fishing will not be the only activities planned by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi upon his retirement as he wants to continue to champion the cause of Islam. Comment: Clearly except for Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Muslims because his new version of Islam even  included non Muslims (Orang Puteh/Whitemen) but not those dark Muslims from Myanmar.

The Star Online, Pak Lah to keep championing Islam’s cause except

Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Muslims

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