More questions have been raised on the reported surrender of Blocks L and M to Brunei during the Abdullah Badawi administration. Source: rigzone.com Blocks L and M, not far from the Sabah coast, are reportedly referred to in Brunei as Blocks...
Funeral tents have been attacked in Gaza, hospital premises shelled, a high-rise building housing international media fired at by an Apache helicopter, medical teams prevented from responding to 80 per cent of emergency calls... and of course, the rising...
Pro-democracy fervour is sweeping the North African and West Asian region. First Tunisia. Then Egypt. Now the people of Bahrain are rising. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgw_zfLLvh8?rel=0&w=500&h=301] This is the most popular song to emerge from the Egyptian pro-democracy uprising and vividly captures...
How do banks handle the trail of dirty money by corrupt politicians and businessmen? Do they bother to look behind the veil of shell companies, proxies, 'commissions' and off-shore tax havens? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7CzLj16AZs?rel=0&w=470&h=264] Tell me again, why exactly do we...
How would you like to be paid millions for 11 months work? That's what ousted Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheke pocketed. Check out this Wall Street Journal blog report. A more recent WSJ report here. That package is all...
Anti-war protesters gave former British premier Tony Blair a torrid reception when he turned up to sign copies of his autobiography at a book-store in Dublin. http://www.youtube.com/v/06pYCF6HNzw?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 One activist, Kate O'Sullivan, who managed to enter the book-store, tried to make a...
It is not just in Malaysia that people are concerned about 1MDB. Apparently, certain parties in the Middle-East are getting a bit jittery. This was the lead in the Business section of the Gulf Times on 15 January 2015. ...
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Bicycle lanes - why not look at how Copenhagen and other European cities manage them? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtX8qiC_rXE?rel=0&w=475&h=271] Rajen writes from Denmark: I am writing from Copenhagen where I am on a holiday. It is a safe place to walk around...
Live updates and public reaction via twitter on the Singapore election results. Voting closed at 8.00pm and results are due from 9.30pm. Singapore election results new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: 'search', search: '#SGelections OR from:cnalatest OR from:ge2011 OR...

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