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H1N1: Fatalistic attitude of government disappointing

H1N1: Fatalistic attitude of government disappointing

I refer to the recent press statement by Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin who stated that “Even if I am health minister, I cannot guarantee your safety” regarding A(H1N1). The flu has thus far claimed 14 lives.

Although it has a predilection for the infirm, the immuno-compromised, the pregnant and those with underlying diseases, the patients who have died thus far in Malaysia do not reflect this scenario.
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Uighur unrest shows China’s failures – Dalai Lama

Uighur unrest shows China’s failures – Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama tries to guess the content of a present given by Chiara Simoneschi-Cortesi, president of the Swiss National Council, before a bilateral meeting in Lausanne yesterday. – Reuters pic

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug 7 — Ethnic riots in northwest China have exposed the failings of Beijing’s minority policies, and a more “realistic” stance toward Tibetans and others could emerge within a decade, the Dalai Lama said yesterday.

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Malaysian PM says no plan to censor the Internet

Malaysian PM says no plan to censor the Internet

Comment: See PM is also farsighted. That minister only short sighted.

He had insulted Bush (USA), Turkey Ambassador, his own PhD Thesis, tried unsuccessfully to protect Burma at UNGA on 24.12.2008.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak has firmly denied a plan to police the Internet citing technical obstacles and strong public displeasure over it, just hours after Datuk Seri Rais Yatim confirmed a possible “green dam”.

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The Asean human rights conundrum

DIPLOMATICALLY SPEAKING WITH DENNIS INGNATIUS

SO, Asean finally has a human rights commission of its own, the Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights.

Such is the importance of human rights these days that everybody feels the need to have a human rights commission of one sort or another.

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Before acting, take a deep breath

Musings by MARINA MAHATHIR

FORGIVE me if I’m repetitive but sometimes repetition is the only way to get some things into people’s heads.

Yoga may be banned in the view of some in this country but there’s one practice in yoga that can be helpful to everybody. And that is breathing.

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Proposed Internet filter prompts criticism

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — The information minister said today a proposed Internet filter similar to China’s “Green Dam” software” was aimed at stopping pornography.

Critics say, however, it could also be used to clamp down on the opposition and may hurt investment.

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Rais confirms ‘green dam’, says to shut out ‘blue sites’

By Lee Wei Lian

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — Datuk Seri Rais Yatim today confirmed the Najib administration is looking at putting an Internet filter to stop access to undesirable websites particularly pornography, but will leave bloggers to existing laws.

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DAVID KL QUEK:10 life-and-death questions on H1N

DAVID KL QUEK: 10 life-and-death questions on H1N1

COMMENT: Now only we know that government had blocked the sale of Antiviral drugs even to doctors and GPs. I heard that Throat Swab is expensive from RM 1400.00 to 850.00. (May be price go down because WHO and USA also donated the test kits.) And the news in the Sun Private clinics now allowed to stock up Tamiflu and TV3 news revealed that the highest authority (PM was not here, DPM) decided yesterday, we are clear now why we even cannot buy for or family members and our selves.

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Hacker attacks silence Twitter, slow Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 7 — Twitter and Facebook said they suffered service problems from hacker attacks yesterday, raising speculation of a coordinated campaign against the world’s most popular online social networks.

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Now Hiring- the next Singapore prime minister

SINGAPORE, Aug 7 — The search is still very much on for Singapore’s fourth prime minister — ideally someone in their 30s — who can gain enough experience first and be groomed to take over eventually from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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