Rais’ callous statement on A(H1N1) alarming

Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Rasdi

I wish to comment on the statement made by Datuk Rais Yatim with respect to the issue of the rapidly spreading H1N1 virus and the increasing deaths daily due to it’s effect.

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Thailand sounds out ASEAN on Suu Kyi pardon

BANGKOK, Aug 14 — Thailand said today it was asking neighbouring Asian states to support a request to Myanmar’s junta to pardon opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, back under house arrest after a court conviction this week.

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A M’sian fantasy about foreign workers

By Dr Lim Teck Ghee

There is hardly a day that passes when we do not read something about foreign labour in the newspapers.

The story could be about a heartless employer pouring boiling water on an Indonesian maid or labour contractors exploiting a Bangladeshi worker. Or it could be a minister stating that he received an appeal from the MNCs for the government to relax its policy on the importation of foreign labour. There just seems to be no shortage of news about this little understood segment of our Malaysian economy.
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UN fails to agree tough response to Suu Kyi verdict

The UN Security Council agreed on a watered-down statement expressing “serious concern” at the extended detention of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma after a tougher draft met opposition from China, Libya, Russia and Vietnam.

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BBC:Thai PM on relations with Burma

Mizzima:Asia’s leaders condemn Aung San Suu Kyi’s continued detention

By Larry Jagan

Monday, 10 August 2009 15:31

Bangkok (Mizzima) – As Aung San Suu Kyi awaits her fate at the hands of the Burma’s military regime, more Asian leaders are lending their voices to the international demand for her immediate release. The judges are scheduled to announce the verdict on Tuesday in the court inside Insein prison where she is on trial for allegedly breaking the conditions of her house arrest when she gave food and shelter to an uninvited American intruder, who swam to the back of her lakeside residence. If she is found guilty, she faces a maximum of five years in jail. She has already spent more than 13 of the last 20 years in detention.