Reuters:Israel boards Gaza-bound ships

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12 M’sians on ship attacked and 16 activists killed by Israeli soldiers

12 M’sians on ship attacked and 16 activists killed by Israeli soldiers  

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azlanTwelve Malaysians, including two members of the media, are confirmed on board the Mavi Marmara, the lead vessel of a pro-Palestine flotilla that was attacked by Israeli forces today.  

The two media staff are from Astro Awani have been identified as journalist Ashwad Ismail and cameraman Samsul Kamal Abdul Latip.
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Gaza aid convoy ignores Israel order to turn back

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Brazil lottery winner escapes father’s murder plot

BRASILIA, May 29 — The winner of a US$16 million (RM52.8 million) lottery jackpot in Brazil escaped his own father’s plot to kill him after police caught two contract killers supposedly hired to carry out his murder, local media reported yesterday.

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Amnesty – Stop whipping illegal immigrants

Amnesty International urged Malaysia to stop whipping illegal immigrants as a form of punishment and criticised attempts by the government to muzzle freedom of expression.

In the Malaysia chapter of its 2010 human rights annual report, released Thursday, the London-based group said 34,923 whippings were carried out for immigration offences between 2002 and 2008.

“Degrading methods of punishment such as whipping should be ceased immediately if Malaysia has accepted to uphold the protection of human dignity,” said Nora Murat, Amnesty’s Malaysia executive director yesterday.

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Foreign worker limit affects locals, says Dr M

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