MKini letters: Continued name-calling of Africans most unfair

MKini letters: 1. Continued name-calling of Africans most unfair

2. Get it straight – Africa is made up of 53 countries

It is very unfortunate that some sections of the Malaysian mass media are still continuing with their character assassination of Africans in Malaysia with their reports and sarcastic way of addressing Africans as ‘Pak Hitam’ (‘Black Uncle’ or whatever).

This name-calling is perhaps purposely orchestrated to put Africans down and make us feel as second-class or a third-class race.

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M Insider: Senegal’s ‘renaissance woman’ faces cover-up

M Insider: Senegal’s ‘renaissance woman’ faces cover-up

DAKAR, Jan 5 — The skimpily-dressed female figure in Senegal’s giant monument to the “African Renaissance” faces a possible cover-up after the architect yesterday said he had proposed a re-modelling to cover up her bare legs.

The giant group of man, woman and infant perched on a hill overlooking the capital Dakar is bigger than New York’s Statue of Liberty and is due to be inaugurated in April.

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Becareful Saudi King Abdullah! You must definitely answer infront of ALLAH, about your government’s “brutal torture” of a prominent septuagenarian rights activist

Becareful Saudi King Abdullah!

You must definitely answer infront of ALLAH,

about your government’s “brutal torture” of a prominent septuagenarian rights activist

Saudi King Abdullah will have to address the issue of prison torture as claimed by Saudi NGO in an open letter. - Reuters pic

RIYADH, Jan 4 — A Saudi human rights group has sent an open letter to King Abdullah complaining about what it called the “brutal torture” of a prominent septuagenarian rights activist and demanding the release of other detained activists.

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy that has no elected parliament and does not tolerate public displays of dissent.

“(Former) Judge Suliman Al-Reshoudi has recently been subjected to severe physical and psychological torture in his solitary confinement for the past three years,” the Civil and Political Rights Association said in an emailed statement.

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Kiasu Singaporeans had shown their Ugly Characters again on their websites

Kiasu Singaporeans had shown their Ugly Characters again on their websites

SINGAPORE, Jan 5 — Singapore websites are becoming increasingly risky to visit because they expose their users to virus attacks and malicious software.

A global study on the security of 104 web domains by online security software firm McAfee ranked Singapore sites as 10th worst in the world last year.

It is a significant leap up a roll of dishonour: Singapore sites were collectively ranked 67th most risky in 2008, and 63rd the year before.

The 10th-place ranking puts Singapore sites among those of Cameroon and China, with those registered in Japan and Australia being among the world’s safest.

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