Repeated Special Amnesties for Illegals in Sabah to register

Repeated Special Amnesties for Illegals in Sabah to register

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 – Illegal migrant workers in Sabah have until October to register themselves in a special amnesty granted, before the authorities carry out “Ops Bersepadu” to weed out and deport illegals.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the government had made various efforts to encourage the illegals to be registered, including reducing the levy on foreign workers by 50 per cent and extending the registration period.

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Bobby and Jackie; a modern American Greek tragedy

Bobby and Jackie; a modern American Greek tragedy


Photos origins MSNBC and DC World Affairs Blo

Jacqueline Kennedy During the White House YearsNEW YORK Sept 10 — The Kennedy family saga was already the Greek tragedy of modern American history, but a book alleging a love affair between Robert F. Kennedy and his brother’s wife adds new pathos to the tale.

“Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story” by C. David Heymann, 64, describes the romance between RFK and former first lady Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy.

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NRD figures on Tawau MyKad questioned by Sabah opposition deputy chief

NRD figures on Tawau MyKad

questioned by Sabah opposition deputy chief

Sabah PKR deputy chief Kong Hong Ming has accused the NRD (National Registration Department) in Putrajaya of being ignorant of the laws in Sabah and brushed off news reports on the MyKad controversy in Tawau.

Kong was reacting to a statement, ‘NRD: Allegations baseless’, issued by the department in Putrajaya yesterday. 



 However, he welcomes the assurances of the NRD in Putrayaya on citizenship status and a pledge to take “stern action if it is proven that its officers were involved in unlawful acts”.

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Change, like love, hurts

Change, like love, hurts

Myanmar Tatmadaw’s insistence that military and ex-military have the right to dominate the Myanmar people and Myanmar political arena means that they might as well repeat the Orwellian “all animals are equal, but some more equal than others.”

Buddhists Burmans and ethnic and religious minorities were together fighting for the Independence of the Union of Burma— some of the Burmans had a fear of carte blanche handing of citizenships to those mixed blooded and migrants from India and China. Dee Doke U ba Cho proposed for the Buddhism to be declared as the official religion of Burma.

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Suhakam: Govt blind to human rights

Suhakam: Govt blind to human rights

Malaysia may pride itself as being among the only four nations in Asean – the others being Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand – that have a national human rights body but that’s as far as it goes.

The other three countries, unlike Malaysia, have a National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP). Suhakam (Malaysian Human Rights Commission) proposed a NHRAP for Malaysia as well in 2002.

The following year, a conceptual plan was drawn up by Suhakam for the Federal Government’s consideration, highlighted in its 2003 Annual Report. There wasn’t even an acknowledgment.




 “Essentially, the Malaysian Government isn’t interested in human rights at all,” alleged Suhakam Vice-Chairman Simon Sipaun (right) in an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini in conjunction with the Malaysian Human Rights Day celebrations yesterday.

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World Bank rates Singapore most business-friendly

World Bank rates Singapore most business-friendly

SINGAPORE, Sept 10 — Singapore has been ranked as the easiest place in the world to do business for the fourth time in a row.

According to the World Bank’s seventh annual Doing Business report on 183 economies, the Republic yet again pipped New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States to the top place.

The latest version of the report published yesterday shows the top 10 were unchanged from the previous year, with the exception of Britain, which traded places with Denmark to rise from sixth to fifth place.

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Talented Malaysian actress finds love off-camera

Talented Malaysian actress finds love off-camera

RUMOURS are rife that love is blossoming between local actress Sharifah Amani Syed Zainal Rashid and Gavin Stenhouse, one of the leading actors in KRU Studio’s new film, Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa.

According to Utusan Malaysia’s pullout, Mega, the pair was seen breaking fast together recently and at a session to introduce the newborn twins of her sister, Sharifah Aleya, who is also an actress.

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‘Beauty is Power’ inspired at Miss World Malaysia

‘Beauty is Power’ inspired

PETALING JAYA: This year’s Miss World Malaysia theme “Beauty is Power” is inspired by the likes of Cleopatra and Nefertiti, queens who brought the entire empires to their knees.

And a total of 21 contestants will be vying to do just that at the finals on Oct 2 at Sunway Pyramid.

“The theme shows that a beautiful woman is a powerful woman,” said pageant organiser DDBPR managing director Chong Wei-Hsiang.

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