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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Some ‘Leaders’ not able “to speak the language of the cyber community” and do not utilize technology

Umno Leaders Told To Speak “Language Of Cyber Community”

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 (Bernama) — The young generation of Umno leaders must be able “to speak the language of the cyber community” and utilise technology as an essential part of political arsenal, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

The deputy prime minister said that only by doing so can the party win “in the battle of ideas and influence in the arena of politics.”

But the Dinosaur aged fungus infested rusted ‘youths’ and desperate ‘housewives’ could not understand the new leader’s words.

TIME:In Burma, Even a Sham Election Is a Cause for Hope

By Hannah Beech

Sometimes the tea was bitter. Others it was cloyingly sweet. But the whispered questions at teahouses across Burma were always the same: What did I, as an American who had the good fortune to vote in one of the most exciting presidential races in recent memory, think of Burma’s upcoming national elections?

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CNN:Men held after British skipper murdered on yacht

CNN) — Thai police have arrested three migrant Burmese workers after a British yacht skipper was allegedly murdered by having his throat slit and being thrown overboard, according to media reports.

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You need to say sorry to Rohingyas and Burmese Muslims also

You need to say sorry to Rohingyas and Burmese Muslims also

Outgoing prime minister and Umno president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has apologised for his weaknesses and imperfections.

macc official launch 240209 abdullah badawi“In my years of public service, there have been times that I have erred. I too have not been able to fulfill my promises,” he told delegates in his opening address at the Umno 59th general assembly in Kuala Lumpur.

“For all my mistakes and all my shortcomings, it has never been my intent to waver from the responsibilities of serving my people and my country to the best of my abilities.

“Only the Almighty is perfect. I acknowledge here that the weaknesses and imperfections are my own and today, I seek your forgiveness. I have tried to carry out my responsibilities with sincerity and honesty,” he added.

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Malaysia ‘intoxicated’ with success and careless about Burmese Muslims

Malaysia ‘intoxicated’ with success and careless about Burmese Muslims 

In his final presidential address, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi acknowledged that Umno’s glory has diminished and the party is now battling for survival.

abdullah ahmad badawi pak lah angry umnoAddressing delegates attending Umno’s 59th annual assembly in Kuala Lumpur, he said members must heed the alarm bells that have rung so loudly, prompting questions such as ‘what went wrong?’ and ‘why and how did we go wrong?’

“My spontaneous response to that question is that we have failed to manage our own success. We were intoxicated by our achievements and we became complacent.

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VOA:Washington Confirms Meeting with Burmese Officials


25 March 2009

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that a senior U.S. official met with Burma’s foreign minister and other officials during a trip to Burma this week.

A statement issued by the department late Wednesday said the director of the Office for Mainland Southeast Asia, Stephen Blake, met with Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win on Tuesday. Blake also met with members of the opposition National League for Democracy and representatives of ethnic minority groups in Burma.

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