TQ Chrysler for your advertisement film dedicated to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

TQ Chrysler for your advertisement film dedicated to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

“You can build walls that separate people from people, but it is impossible to build a wall that separates a man from his freedom, because freedom always finds a path to build peace. This film is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, still prisoner in Burma.”

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Star: Police warn motorists about sharp rise in smash-and-grab cases because Police are helpless

Star: Police warn motorists about sharp rise in smash-and-grab cases

because Police are helpless

SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have alerted the public not to become sitting ducks for robbers astride motorcycles.

This follows a drastic rise in the number of holdups recently, going by the reports lodged at police stations in the state.

According to the police, robbers either smashed the windows of parked cars to grab the loot, targeted potential victims when they stopped their vehicles at traffic light junctions, or when they were about to alight from vehicles.

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M kini: Slow death of a splendid country

Extracts from M kini’s Slow death of a splendid country

A friend of mine runs a small eatery in Ipoh.When I visited him recently, he related a confrontation with the police.

“They wanted to take my undocumented worker away. I tried to intervene, saying that the guy from Myanmar was simply trying to eke out a living, having fled persecution at home.

“They refused to listen. One of them even said he had no time for sympathy as such, or all Malaysians would soon be out of job. I reminded him what he had just said was un-Islamic.

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M Insider: World Cup finals set to take shape with gala draw

M Insider: World Cup finals set to take shape with gala draw

This stage in Cape Town's International Convention Centre will be the focus of attention on Friday, when the draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals is held.

Cape Town's Green Point stadium is illuminated as construction officials test the lighting as part of preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup - Reuters pic

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Star: Cabinet committee to monitor entry of foreigners including Diplomats?

Star: Cabinet committee to monitor

entry of all foreigners including Diplomats?

KUALA LUMPUR: A single Cabinet committee may be set up in January to monitor the entry and processing of all non-Malaysians, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

He said he would try to persuade Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a Jan 7 meeting to expand the committee to monitor the processing of not just foreign workers but also students, diplomats, tourists and professionals.

Hishamuddin explained that the expansion was needed because the national issue of illegal workers and overstaying students cut across many ministries and agencies and needed tightening.

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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman

The World Is Flat:

A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas L. Friedman

In The World Is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, explores the political and technological changes that have flattened the world and made it a smaller place.

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the explosion of the internet to the dot com bubble and bust and outsourcing of jobs to India and China, globalization has evened the playing field for many emerging economies.

He also explains how these changes could potentially affect social and religious organizations. He argues that it’s not a message of doom and gloom, but financial and political realities which require change to stay on top of them.

The World Is Flat has received positive reviews with the Washington Post saying, “We’ve no real idea how the 21st century’s history will unfold, but this terrifically stimulating book will certainly inspire readers to start thinking it all through.”

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SUSAN LOONE: Why migrate?

SUSAN LOONE: Why migrate?

Can we ever reverse the BRAIN DRAIN trend? I am afraid, it is a bit too late…or is there still hope? You tell me.

Material benefits are not the be all and end all.

People leave for many reasons –

  1. for their sanity,
  2. their dignity,
  3. not to feel second class (or 3rd. or 4th. class or treated worse than illegal immigrants) citizens in their supposedly own country, (Myanmar)
  4. and for some sense of freedom
  5. and peace from political, racial and religious bigots now colonising and destroying our country, Myanmar!

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Star: Malaysian National Heart Institute (IJN) can now replace heart valves without open heart surgery

Star: Malaysian National Heart Institute (IJN)

can now replace heart valves without open heart surgery

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Heart Institute (IJN) achieved another milestone by performing the first heart valve implant in Asia without the need for open surgery.

Known as transcathether aortic valve implantation (Tavi), the procedure allowed problematic valves in the aorta to be replaced with an articifial one by using a tube that is 6mm in diametre known as a cathether.

The tube is inserted either at the thigh area or below the left collar bone and then slid through arteries to the heart.

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Menace of the seas

SINGAPORE, Dec 4 — For one month, 28-year-old Sastra Genting worked as a cleaner on board a Singapore-registered oil tanker — but it was not the job he was there for.

He found out the vessel’s planned route, the number of crew on board, their schedule and responsibilities and also took pictures of the ship.

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M Insider: Teen Internet addicts more prone to self-harm

M Insider: Teen Internet addicts more prone to self-harm

SYDNEY, Dec 4 — Teenagers who are addicted to the Internet are more likely to engage in self-harm behaviour, according to an Australian-Chinese study.

Researchers surveyed 1,618 adolescents aged 13 to 18 from China’s Guangdong Province about behaviour such as hitting themselves, pulling their own hair, or pinching or burning themselves, and gave them a test to gauge Internet addiction.

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Reuters:World Cup winners to pocket $30 million

ROBBEN ISLAND, South Africa (Reuters) – The winners of next year’s World Cup final in South Africa will collect $30 million (18 million pounds) in prize money, FIFA said on Thursday after their Executive Committee meeting in the historic setting of Robben Island.

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The Star: Reasons to leave? Why Not?

The Star: Reasons to leave? Why Not?

The number of Malaysians leaving to settle down in other countries is growing and this worrying trend needs to be studied.

MALAYSIANS are a well-travelled lot and there are very few countries in the world where at least one of our countryman cannot be found eking a living there.

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