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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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