Once slave to luxury, Japan catches thrift bug

Once slave to luxury, Japan catches thrift bug

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Pedestrians cross a street in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district. This recession has done something that earlier declines could not: turned the Japanese into Wal-Mart shoppers. — Reuters pic

TOKYO, Sept 21 — Not long ago, many Japanese bought so many US$100 (RM350) melons and US$1,000 handbags that this was the only country in the world where luxury products were considered mass market.

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Malaysia is ready to fill Kamunting detention camp to the brim, in combating threat to national security

Malaysia is ready to fill Kamunting detention camp to the brim, in combating threat to national security

The government will maintain the Kamunting Detention Centre as it is an important installation to combat any threat to national security.  Continue reading

Dust in the Wind(live unplugged)

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Red herring (idiom): using the lame excuse of threat to national security to curb all the dissidents only

Red herring (idiom):

using the lame excuse of threat to national security

to curb all the dissidents only

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Imagine one day when FIFA realizes that a referee can’t possibly spot every single foul on the football pitch. Then imagine that, instead of thinking of proper solutions, FIFA gives the referee the power to send off any player he thinks is capable of committing a foul, whether he actually has or not. Ridiculous? Not if you’re from the Home Team.

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Malaysian Citizenship application

Malaysian Citizenship application

 The Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible in ascertaining and ensuring only qualified and deserving individuals are granted Malaysian citizenship status so that the safety, harmony, unity and public order as well as the country are not jeopardised.

How To Apply for Citizenship

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Obama shrugs off request to drop CIA abuse probe

Obama shrugs off request to drop CIA abuse probe

920_waterWASHINGTON, Sept 20 — President Barack Obama shrugged off a request by seven former CIA chiefs to end a probe into allegations of prisoner abuse, saying in an interview released on Sunday that “nobody’s above the law.”

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Stateless Burmese-Shan boy gets 3rd in paper airplane contest at Japan

Stateless Burmese-Shan boy gets 3rd in paper airplane contest at Japan

Comment: On Saturday, his three-person Thai team won the group competition. See, at least Thai also win the competition because of its generosity and kind heart.

Malaysia should take the lesson from this and tap the BRAIN DRAIN of Burma to get a Win-Win situation.

Now they are just favouring Indonesia. Let’s see what they get: Confrontation No 2 and Bali Bombers!!!

Image: Mong Thongdee at paper airplane competition

Koji Sasahara / APMong Thongdee, a 12 -year-old stateless who was born in Thailand to Myanmar migrants, competes during the team indoor flight duration competition at the All-Japan Origami Airplane Contest in Makuhari, near Tokyo, on Saturday.

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