Soldiers’ accounts of Gaza killings raise furore in Israel

JERUSALEM, March 20 — In the two months since Israel ended its military assault on Gaza, Palestinians and international rights groups have accused it of excessive force and wanton killing in that operation, but the Israeli military has said it followed high ethical standards and took great care to avoid civilian casualties.

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Replacing foreign workers with locals too idealistic

 

We refer to the Malaysiakini report 

Restauranteurs lament increase in foreign workers levy.

If Malaysia is serious in maintaining her economy’s growth in the long term, she should fulfill the employment needs of the various business sectors without disruption.

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The Irrawaddy:Burma Steps Up Bangladesh Border Tension, but Why?

By:WAI MOE

Burmese military preparedness along the country’s land and sea borders with Bangladesh was stepped up this week, although the reason for the latest increase in tension is not clear.

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Ten tenets of a democracy

 

Democracy is much more than one man, one vote. It is a system of protection of everyone’s rights within the context of majority rule.

FOR our politicians, especially those already in power, democracy apparently means just one man, one vote every three or five years or whenever elections come, depending on which elections we are talking about. Continue reading

A regional solution for Rohingyas

 MARCH 20 — In January this year, shocking news emerged of the mistreatment by Thai security forces of over a thousand ‘boat people’ travelling from Bangladesh and Burma to Thailand and Malaysia. Most of them were ethnic Rohingyas from Arakan State in Burma.

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A regional solution for Rohingyas

from:Malaysianinsider

MARCH 20 — In January this year, shocking news emerged of the mistreatment by Thai security forces of over a thousand ‘boat people’ travelling from Bangladesh and Burma to Thailand and Malaysia. Most of them were ethnic Rohingyas from Arakan State in Burma.

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