Apartheid Swiss! Switzerland is now the bigots’ land

Swiss coat of arm

Swiss coat of arm

Apartheid Swiss!

The name of Switzerland is now officially changed into the Bigots-land

Apartheid Swiss!
The name of Switzerland is now officially changed into the Bigots-land.
Muslim countries should band the Switzerland flag and Coat of arms as it just show the cross.
Their Motto, “One for all, all for one” now clearly showing that it means one cross only allowed every where.

The “majority rule” is often described as a characteristic feature of democracy, but without responsible government or constitutional protections of individual liberties from democratic power it is possible for dissenting individuals to be oppressed by the “tyranny of the majority“. (wikipedia)

GENEVA, Nov 30 — More than 57 per cent of Swiss voters yesterday approved a blanket ban on the construction of minarets, a surprise result that could damage the country’s economic ties with Muslim states.

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Malaysian Insider: Singapore a top choice for migrants

Malaysian Insider: Singapore a top choice for migrants

SINGAPORE, Nov 5 — Singapore is a top immigration hot spot, according to a global survey conducted by Gallup.

If it were to take in all adults who wish to settle in the country, its adult population of 3.6 million would jump to 13 million, said the survey released this week.

Gallup arrived at this figure by using what it called the Potential Net Migration Index (PNMI).

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Reuters:UAE stocks tumble on Dubai woes; Asia rebounds

DUBAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – United Arab Emirate stocks tumbled 6-7 percent on Monday as the market reopened for the first time since Dubai called for a delay in repaying billions of dollars in debt, spooking global markets.


Positive thoughts give elite athletes the vital edge

LONDON, Nov 30 — Elite professional sport with its unrelenting demands tests the mind and spirit as much as the body.

When the difference between winning and losing can be a fraction of a second or the unexpected bounce of a ball, encouraging positive thoughts and banishing the fear of failure is a consistent theme in the lives of successful athletes.


Malaysian Insider: Goodbye, Dubai? — Tobin Harshaw

Malaysian Insider: Goodbye, Dubai? — Tobin Harshaw
NOV 29 — What’s tiny, dry and poised to bring down the entire global economic system? If you answered “Dubai,” you’ve been reading the papers over this extended holiday weekend. Landon Thomas Jr of The Times sets the stage:

Of the many economies that gorged on debt in the boom years, Dubai stood out. In the space of a few years the emirate’s investment arm, Dubai World, racked up US$59 billion (RM200 billion) in debt, borrowing to build lavish developments like a giant island shaped like a palm tree to entice celebrities like Brad Pitt, and to invest in glittery properties like the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas.

Now that the boom has gone bust, both in Dubai and in the United States, Dubai is stuck with a glut of real estate that no one wants to buy or rent. Creditors and markets had always assumed that when push came to shove, its oil-rich neighbour Abu Dhabi would bail out Dubai. But that assumption was called into question this week, and the resulting fear that Dubai might not be able to pay its bills sent a wave of uncertainty rippling through markets just as investors thought the worst of the global financial instability was over.

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Malaysiakini news: Switzerland votes on minaret ban

Switzerland votes on minaret ban

Switzerland votes on a controversial call by the far-right for a ban on the construction of minarets, even as the government opposes the move, warning that it could taint the country’s image.   Continue reading

Top 10 US movie flops of the decade

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 — Movie flops aren’t just about losing money. Yes, big budgets that go bust are one consideration. But flops are also about lofty expectations dashed and high profiles brought low.

They trigger embarrassing catcalls from the peanut gallery and a general whoever-thought-that-was-a-good-idea-in-the-first-place bewilderment.


Top 10 US TV series of the decade

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 —Every decade has its landmark TV shows, and there will or should never be complete agreement on which 10 series belong at the top of the list.

For purposes of this list, a TV show is eligible only if it premiered in or after 1999.In addition, TV shows were judged on their artistic merit and overall contribution to the medium, not on their ratings or profit margins.


Freeze on intake of Bangladeshi workers stays

PORT OF SPAIN, Nov 29 —Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the freeze on the intake of Bangladeshi workers stays despite a request from his Bangladeshi counterpart for a review of the decision.

He said the request was conveyed in his talks with Sheikh Hasina Wajed on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2009 here yesterday.


Malaysian Insider: Dubai debt woes may hit US property market

Malaysian Insider: Dubai debt woes may hit US property market

NEW YORK, Nov 28 — Dubai’s debt woes could further unhinge an already fragile US commercial real estate, as it illustrates the importance of that tiny country to global investors in an increasingly interconnected world.

A state-owned investment conglomerate Dubai World, with US$59 billion (RM200 billion) of liabilities, set off a global stock market selloff this week after it said it wants to restructure its debt, including at its property subsidiary Nakheel.

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Malaysian Insider: Banks, world leaders play down Dubai debt threat

Malaysian Insider: Banks, world leaders play down Dubai debt threat

LONDON, Nov 28 — World leaders expressed confidence in the global economic recovery yesterday despite fears about a debt default by Gulf emirate Dubai, while major banks played down their exposure to the debt.

Stocks from Tokyo to New York were haunted by concern that banks were exposed to state companies in Dubai, whose rise from a desert backwater into the business hub of the world’s top oil exporting area lured expatriate cash and executives.

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Reuters:Videogames find ways to help real CSI solve crimes

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – In hit TV crime drama show “C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation,” and its two spin-offs, the criminologists use the latest technology to solve grisly murders and other crimes.


Malaysiakini: The three dangers of GST

Malaysiakini: The three dangers of GST

I refer to the Malaysiakini report Gov’t to impose 4% goods and services tax.

 Three things to beware of GST:

1. What GST is to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak may just turn out to be what the petrol pump price hikes were to Abdullah Ahamd Badawi.

Pakatan Rakyat would then be very happy for this GST to be introduced.

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Read these articles about Burma in Asia Sentinal

Read these articles about Burma in Asia Sentinal


Obama Engages with Burma

 Our Correspondent 2009-11-09

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