Posted on July 24, 2009 by tunaung
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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Posted on July 7, 2009 by tunaung
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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Posted on May 22, 2009 by sanooaung
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.
In 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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Posted on March 19, 2009 by tunaung
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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Posted on March 18, 2009 by tunaung
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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Posted on March 12, 2009 by tunaung
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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Posted on March 6, 2009 by tunaung
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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