36,000 Malaysians jobless

ROMPIN, Feb 28 – Some 36,000 Malaysians or 3.6 per cent of the working age population were unemployed between October 2008 and December last year, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Maznah Mazlan said today.

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Tsunami waves hit Pacific regions after Chile quake

SENDAI, Japan, Feb 28 — Tsunami waves of up to 1.5 metres (5 ft) hit far-flung Pacific regions from the Russian far east and Japan to New Zealand’s Chatham Islands today after a massive earthquake struck Chile, killing more than 300 people.

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Who killed Gautama?

Who killed Gautama?


THIS APPEARS IN MALAYSIAN INSIDER and they copy from the outlookindia.com

FEB 28 – Seven years ago, when Buddhist scholar and former monk Stephen Batchelor embarked on a search for the real Siddhartha Gautama, rooting through over 6,000 pages of the Pali Canon  –  the oldest set of texts on his teachings, which provide glimpses into his social and political world – perhaps he didn’t even dream of the Buddha that would emerge from his research.

Far from the picture we have of Siddhartha as a prince who grew up in a palace, who renounced it all and became the Buddha, attracting the rich and powerful as well as hundreds of monks and nuns by his teachings, until one day he just lay down and died, Batchelor’s portrait of the Buddha “is not that simple”.

In his new book, Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist, to be out in the US early March, this author of eight other books on Buddhism claims the Buddha was a man whose teachings were regarded by his contemporaries as not only radical, but “queer” enough for him to be denounced by one of his own former disciples as a “fake”, who not only managed to win the patronage of the three most powerful political figures of his time, but was worldly enough to survive in the midst of court intrigues, murders and betrayals, effectively quelling a rebellion within his own flock before he was done in by the ambitions of his own family.

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YAB Datuk Sri PM: 1 Country means total acceptance of diversity

YAB Datuk Sri PM: 1 Country means total acceptance of diversity

PETALING JAYA, Feb 28 – Datuk Seri Najib Razak today attempted to revive his battered 1 Malaysia concept by urging Malaysians to adopt its paradigm of “total acceptance” of the country’s diversity instead of mere “tolerance”.

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Mizzima:UNHCR rescued 106 Burmese refugees from Malaysia’s Lang Geng Camp Demonstrators

Mizzima:UNHCR rescued 106 Burmese refugees from

Malaysia’s Lang Geng Camp Demonstrators

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Officers from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) rescued 106 Burmese refugees yesterday from Malaysia’s Lang Geng Camp, according to refugees.

After administering interviews, the UNHCR recognized 300 detainees in the camp as refugees following a hunger strike begun on February 22nd. The hunger strike was in response to the lack of a UNHCR visit for the previous two months. Continue reading

Reuters:Bridge refuses to shake Terry’s hand

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Bridge refused to shake the hand of former team mate John Terry during the pre-match greeting between opposing teams before Manchester City’s Premier League match kicked off at Chelsea on Saturday.

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Phishers strike Twitter users to steal accounts

SINGAPORE: IT security and data protection firm Sophos today warned the latest wave of cybercrime spreading across Twitter, a phishing attack designed to steal login details and hijack accounts.

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M Kini letter: GST will be precursor to hyperinflation

M Kini letter: GST will be precursor to hyperinflation

I refer to the letter GST will allow Umnoputras more ‘Disneyland’ trips.

The writer’s opinion of the deleterious effects of GST is clearly based on a complete misunderstanding of how the ‘input tax’/’output tax’ GST system works.

Most businesses which register for GST based on the minimum threshold turnover figure of RM500,000 per year stipulated under GST regulations will be able to claim back from the Royal Customs & Excise Department (C&E) the 4% GST they are charged by their suppliers.

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M Insider news

Afta set to open up 15 more sub-sectors

News imagePUTRAJAYA, Feb 27 — Asean is on track to liberalise another 15 services sub-sectors in health, telecommunications and tourism under the 8th Package of the Asean Free Trade Agreement (Afta) …

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Oscar nominee: Documentary on the Myanmar 2007 street protests in “Burma VJ”

Oscar nominee:

Documentary on the Myanmar 2007 street protests

in “Burma VJ”

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US military allows Twitter, other social media

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 — The Pentagon announced yesterday it has authorised the use Twitter, Facebook and other so-called “Web 2.0” sites across the US military, saying the benefits of social media outweighed security concerns.

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OIC should change the name to OUIC (Organization of Un-Islamic Countries) as ALL its member countries and leaders are practicing hypocrite-Islam

OIC should change the name to OUIC

(Organization of Un-Islamic Countries)

as ALL its member countries and leaders are

practicing hypocrite-Islam

The definition of a hypocrite in Islam:

A hypocrite in Islam is one who saw Islam; accepted its principles; embraced it; went along with it, but when his life style and preferences were challenged, Islam had failed with him.  He knowingly wouldn’t follow Islam because it would violate a certain life style that he adopted, ego, or standard that is too important to him, even though it directly violates Islam.

In a nut shell, this is what a hypocrite is in Islam.  A hypocrite is a “Muslim”.  He is not an apostate (murtadd), nor is he a polytheist or idol worshiper (mushrik), nor is he an atheist (mulhid).  A hypocrite does declare Islam as his religion, and in some cases even prays to GOD Almighty and fasts the month of Ramadan.  Not everyone who Prays to Allah Almighty, however, is a good Muslim.   Allah Almighty said:

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Dubai cameras shine light on killers’ dark arts

LONDON, Feb 26 — Suspected Israeli assassins have inadvertently given the world an unusual master class in clandestine killing in broadcast surveillance video of them going about their murderous trade.

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All for one, one for all

All for one, one for all

Actually the above motto is just taken and sentence restructured from the famous motto of Alexandre DumasThree Musketeers and the traditional motto of Switzerland, “One for all, all for one.”

  • We all, all the people of Myanmar/Burma must aim and work for the UNITY of our beloved country.
  • We all, all the races and religious group of Myanmar/Burma must be united as ONE.
  • No one is superior, inferior, the lord or slave and no one must be exploited, ridiculed or expelled from the UNION of Myanmar/Burma.
  • We all, from the government, opposition, ceased fired armed groups or armed rebels, those in and out of the country must change our mindset to have mutual love, respect, cooperation and remove the selfish Atta.
  • Each and every one of us must change our mindset that we all are equal and no one should try annihilation on others.
  • We must accept the idea of UNITY in DIVERSITY.
  • UNITY in DIVERSITY is different to ASSIMILATION.
  • We all must agree to disagree peacefully and democratically in a civilized family spirit.

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