Police break up Iranian protest in KL

Police break up Iranian protest in KL

An Iranian demonstrator is helped by her compatriot after she was hit by tear gas canister fired by Malaysian police today. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 – Malaysian police used teargas to break up a crowd of around 500 Iranians demonstrating outside the United Nations mission against Iran’s contested presidential election.


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Tunnels, Guns and Kimchi: North Korea’s Quest for Dollars – Part II


Tunnels, Guns and Kimchi: North Korea’s Quest for Dollars – Part II

Another unexpected victim of the global financial crisis: North Korea’s restaurants abroad


BANGKOK: The global economic meltdown has claimed an unexpected victim: North Korea’s chain of restaurants in Southeast Asia. Over the past few months, most of them have been closed down “due to the current economic situation,” as an Asian diplomat in the Thai capital Bangkok put it. This could mean that Bureau 39, the international money-making arm of the ruling North Korean Workers’ Party – which runs the restaurants and a host of other, more clandestine front companies in the region – is acutely short of funds. Even if those enterprises were set up to launder money, operational costs and a healthy cash-flow are still vital for their survival. And, as for the restaurants, their main customers were South Korean tourists looking for a somewhat rare, comfort food from the isolated North of the country. The waitresses, all of them carefully selected young, North Korean women dressed in traditional Korean clothing, also entertained the guests with music and dance.

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North Korea digs tunnels for Burma’s brutal, secretive regime

North Korea digs tunnels for Burma’s brutal, secretive regime

Read all these in Burmese Language here in Burmatoday

 Tunnels, Guns and Kimchi: North Korea’s Quest for Dollars – Part I

Digging advisers: North Korean technicians coming out of an undisclosed Burmese government guesthouse, presumably in the newly built capital, Naypyidaw

BANGKOK: Missiles and missile and nuclear technology, counterfeiting money and cigarette smuggling, front companies and restaurants in foreign countries, labor export to the Middle East – North Korea has been very innovative when it comes to raising badly needed foreign exchange for the regime in Pyongyang. But there is a less known trade in service that the North Koreans have offered to its foreign clients: expertise in tunneling. A fascinating new glimpse of this business has now been offered in secret photos from Burma obtained by this correspondent.


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Don’t blame private doctors for dengue outbreak in Malaysia

Don’t blame private doctors for dengue outbreak in Malaysia

We view with great concern the comment that doctors, particularly private practitioners, are to be blamed for the on-going dengue outbreak, noted to be endemic in Malaysia since more than 35 years ago.

We agree completely with the director-general of health that there is no excuse for doctors or private hospitals for not reporting confirmed cases of dengue and have been advising all our private doctors to report such cases, which I believe they have been doing so far for confirmed cases.

If all private doctors were to send all cases of viral fever to the government hospitals and laboratories, will the system be able to cope? Why report unconfirmed cases?

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N. Korea Digs Tunnels for Myanmar’s Secretive Regime

N. Korea Digs Tunnels for Myanmar’s Secretive Regime

North Korean workers arrive at a place in Myanmar in this photo taken a few years ago, helping Myanmar’s leaders construct underground facilities.

Swedish journalist Bertil Lintner reveals how North Korea has been secretly helping Myanmar to build an extensive tunnel network as emergency shelter and for other unknown purposes. Lintner has obtained the first-ever images of this secret tunnel building effort along with photos of foreign advisers, almost certainly from North Korea. Payments are made in gold or barter, any store of value North Korea can use.
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Spotlight interview with Maung Maung (Federation of Trade Unions of Burma)

Spotlight interview with Maung Maung (Federation of Trade Unions of Burma)

“Sanctions on insurance and financial services are a means of hitting the junta without penalising the poor”

Brussels, 5 June 2009 (ITUC OnLine): The FTUB (Federation of Trade Unions of Burma) held its first ever Congress in March 2009. Its general secretary, Maung Maung, talks about the Burmese trade union movement and the current state of affairs in Burma: international sanctions, the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, the 2010 elections, the economic collapse, etc.

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International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC- Rich Pickings: how trade and investment keep the Burmese junta alive and kicking

International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC-

Rich Pickings: how trade and investment keep the Burmese junta alive and kicking

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) represents 168 million workers, 40 percent of whom are women, in 155 countries and territories and has 311 national affiliates. The ITUC is a confederation of national trade union centres, each of which links together the trade unions of that particular country. Membership is open to all democratic, independent and representative national trade union centres. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. Its main areas of activity include trade union and human rights, the economy, society and the workplace, equality and non-discrimination as well as international solidarity. The ITUC adheres to the principles of trade union democracy and independence, as set out in its Constitution.

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International Trade Union Confederation’s interview with Malaysia’s MTUC

International Trade Union Confederation’s interview with Malaysia’s MTUC

COMMENT: We could read the bias, jealousy and unfairness/injustices on Foreign Workers esp. from Burma and Burmese Refugees including Rohingyas.

Brussels, 11 June 2009 (ITUC OnLine): How is the economic crisis affecting the large migrant population in Malaysia? G. Rajasekaran, general secretary of the MTUC (1), talks about trade union initiatives designed to help them. He also denounces the exploitation suffered by domestic workers, a particularly vulnerable category of migrants.

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NBA new Champs Lakers

NBA new Champs Lakers

Lakers defeat the Magic 99-86 to win 15th NBA title

Everyone is trying to stop the MVP but he keeps going. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (R) is fouled by Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu (15) as Bryant drives through (L-R) Rashard Lewis, Dwight Howard and Rafer Alston. – Reuters pic

ORLANDO, June 14 — The Los Angeles Lakers captured their 15th championship and first since 2002 with a 99-86 victory over the Orlando Magic in the NBA Finals yesterday.

Los Angeles won the best-of-seven series 4-1, giving coach Phil Jackson his record 10th title.

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Historical “meeting” in the toilet: Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Penang CM Lim Guan Eng

Historical “meeting” in the toilet:

Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Penang CM Lim Guan Eng

Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s first “meeting” in the toilet.

SINGAPORE Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s first “meeting” actually took place in the washroom prior to their official meeting at Komtar, all Chinese dailies reported yesterday.

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Twitter, Twisting and shouting in Malaysian Parliament

Twitter, Twisting and shouting in Malaysian Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — As chaos started in Parliament after Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was sworn in as Bukit Gantang MP, two lawmakers offered their version of the event via the social networking site Twitter.

Both first-term MP Khairy Jamaludin and veteran opposition leader Lim Kit Siang today competed against each other to report live from Parliament House, beating all media agencies.

Llimkitsiang on twitter

Khairy Jamaluddin (Khairykj) on Twitter

NajibRazak YAB DSNTR on Twitter

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Tear gas and Twitter: Iranians take their protests online

Supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi protest in Tehran on June 13, 2009.

(CNN) — Iranian protesters have found a new outlet to mobilize and take action. The presidential election has proved how much opposition supporters can demand change without necessarily taking to the streets. Just give them a computer and an Internet connection and watch what they can do.

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Racial Discrimination every where

Racial Discrimination every where 

In every country racism and ethnicity matters. People tend to group and prefer their own group.

In England the English think not so highly of the Irish and make jokes on them.

Even in US, the whites think lowly of the coloured people. Property value drop if the vicinity include coloured people.

Obama the so called first black president also have to be justified by his mother blood lines. They are researching to make him white by tracing his line to Irish and now include some German as well. We cannot deny that everybody is race centric and thinks highly of his own race.
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Four qualities of a good CEO

Four qualities of a good CEO

  1. Desire and energy
  2. Makes tough calls
  3. Integrity
  4. Vision and strategy

Not very important and not included are_

  • Warm, flexible, team-oriented and empathetic people are less likely to thrive as CEOs
  • a good listener, a good team builder and a great communicator do not seem very important
  • personality matters, as CEOs should have the ability to connect with people.
  • a single “secret” to leadership. It can be anything from time management and creativity to strength and sensitivity.
  • Yet some business gurus argue that there is no such thing as a ‘leadership personality’.
  • leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege. This means that when things go wrong — and they often do — these leaders do not blame others.

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