China-based cyber attack hits Australia film festival site

China-based cyber attack hits Australia film festival site

MELBOURNE, Aug 1 – A China-based cyber attack on Saturday shut down online bookings for a leading Australian film festival, days before a controversial visit by a leading critic of Beijing, organisers said.

The attack on the Melbourne International Film Festival’s site is the second in just a few days. It comes after Beijing on Friday summoned Australia’s ambassador to protest at Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer’s planned visit to the festival.

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Will recruitment of Rela personnel to help police to keep streets safe be a cure which is worse than the disease ?

 Will recruitment of Rela personnel to help police

to keep streets safe be a cure which is worse than the disease

if Rela personnel are not sensitized about the importance of human rights?

Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said yesterday that the best from the civil Defence Department and Rela have been enlisted to help police keep the streets safer and that 254 – 115 from the Civil Defence and 139 from Rela – had been shortlisted from 1,000 applicants last week.

The recruitment of Rela personnel to help police to keep streets safe raises public fear whether Rela human rights abuses against immigrants will now extend to ordinary Malaysians.

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Cory Aquino, heroine of Philippine people power, dies

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MANILA, Aug 1 – Former President Corazon Aquino, whose “people power” revolution swept dictator Ferdinand Marcos from power in the Philippines, died on Saturday after a 16-month battle against colon cancer, her family said. She was 76.

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69 new locally-transmitted H1N1 cases

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 – Sixty-nine new locally-transmitted Influenza A(H1N1) cases were reported today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,371 with four deaths so far.

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