BBC:US piles pressure on Burma regime

US officials have had a rare meeting with representatives of Burma’s regime.

Unnamed officials told reporters that efforts to improve ties depended partly on the outcome of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial.

The US also pressed Burma to enforce a United Nations resolution imposing an arms embargo on North Korea.

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The hidden ugly side of Singapore

Vijay Kumar

 July 3, 09

In between the glamarous buildings and shoppings complexes of this city state, there is huge suffering that the world has never seen. Something that the Singapore government or media will try to hide from the rest of the world. And this is the lives of 80 percent of ‘true’ Singaporeans who live in the republic’s Housing Development Board (low cost) flats.

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Malaysia PM YAB Datuk Sri Najib: “Abolish NEP”

Malaysia PM YAB Datuk Sri Najib said: “Abolish NEP”

On his maiden trip to Singapore yesterday, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was on a charm offensive, touching on his plan to dismantle the National Economic Policy (NEP), a sore contention point in Malaysia’s race-relations.

najib in pattaya thailand asean summit 10409In an interview with Singapore’s Straits Times, Najib (right) said that the ethnic quotas had damaged Malaysia’s competitiveness and ran counter to global trends.

He added that the long-term benefits of ending the scheme would outweigh the “pain”.

 

Launched in 1970, the NEP has remained one of the most divisive aspects of Malaysia’s multi-ethnic society. The affirmative action programme uniquely favours the Malay majority over the Chinese and Indian minorities.

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Rare dengue type on the rise in Singapore

SINGAPORE, March 19 – Dengue numbers are down but public health officers are on high alert. The reason: An unfamiliar dengue virus has emerged which has the potential to spark a major outbreak.

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Singapore: Singapore Urges Myanmar To Reconcile With Rivals

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged his Myanmar counterpart Tuesday (17 March) to reconcile with opponents, just hours after the ruling military junta cracked down on several pro-democracy activists.

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Singapore Immigration officer jailed for graft

SINGAPORE: An Immigration officer was jailed for six months and ordered to pay a penalty of S$240 (RM576) on Thursday for corruptly accepting 4D tickets in return for not reporting a colleague’s illegal activities.

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Singapore soldiers get “Facebook warning”

MARCH 6 – National servicemen have been discouraged from forming online military groups on the popular social networking website Facebook. Notices circulating in camps warn soldiers about Facebook”s “dangers” and caution against revealing sensitive information about army life or posting photos taken in camp – especially during training – on their own Facebook pages.

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Myanmar government planning for another episode of Anti-Muslim riots

Myanmar government

planning for another episode

of Anti-Muslim riots  

 

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

 

Anti-Muslim Riots in Bago/Pegu

Anti-Muslim Riots in Bago/Pegu

 

 

 

 

Dear Brother,

I hope you can share the following news which is the part of a deliberate plan of the Military Junta of Burma to use its long term policy of using religious hatred to create the political environment that may benefit the Military Junta of Burma to stay in Power Forever.
Please prevent hatred against any race or religion and create the unity and harmony among all the races and religions of the people of Burma.

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Singapore bus, train fares to go down

SINGAPORE, Jan 24 — Bus and train fares are set to go down this year, with transport operators choosing to pass their Budget 2009 savings to commuters. Details of the fare cuts are expected by the end of next month after the Public Transport Council (PTC) meets SMRT and SBS Transit.

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Irrawaddy:Singaporean Activists Detained after Protesting Burmese Migrants’ Plight

By LAWI WENG

Two Singaporean activists were detained for five hours on Monday by police after they had protested outside the Ministry of Manpower in solidarity with Burmese migrant workers in the country.

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McDonald’s, Starbucks caught in Gaza crossfire

SINGAPORE, Jan 11 – A phone text message making its rounds among Singaporeans has been calling for the boycott of McDonald’s fast-food outlets and the Starbucks coffee chain, claiming the two American companies are financially supporting the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

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The Association of Religious Scholars (PUM) should acknowledge that at least Malaysiakini and Manjit Bhatia wrote one truth about Myanmar

The Association of Religious Scholars (PUM)

should acknowledge that at least 

Malaysiakini and Manjit Bhatia wrote one truth about Myanmar

It didn’t even dare condemn the Burmese military thugs who rule Burma, whose justice is meted out in the Stalinist/Maoist standard of the end of gun’s barrel.

Just look at how much braver Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines are when compare to M’sia at UNGA voting on 24-12-2008.

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You are wrong PM Lee, you should declare that one family rule like ‘Lee Dynasty’ is the best for Singapore

You are wrong PM Lee, you should declare that

one family rule like ‘Lee Dynasty’ is the best for Singapore

PM Lee Says Singapore not suitable for a 2-party system, What do you think?

I strongly believe that hould declare that one family rule like ‘Lee Dynasty’ is the best for Singapore.

Unlike America where the country is run by 2 political parties, Singapore is only run by one party.  

According to PM Lee, Sg is not suitable for a two-party system.

 

Walk the Talk PM Lee, Anyone Blocking the Way to Democracy would be pushed aside

SINGAPORE, Nov 2 – In quick succession, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was peppered with questions on the local political scene by youth. They related mainly to leadership renewal, opening up of political space and whether Singapore needs a stronger opposition.

Their interest appeared to surprise Lee who noted that most Singaporeans tend to focus more on landing a job after their studies.

However, when probed later, only a few among the 17- to 35-year-olds appeared to take an active interest in current political issues. This was found when Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan, who was moderating the 80-minute dialogue, carried out a little test.

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