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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