A judge in France investigating a 2002 bombing in Karachi that killed 11 DCN employees has confirmed the existence of "illegal r├ętrocommissions" linked to the sale of submarines to Pakistan. This was revealed by a lawyer for the victims' families,...
Technically speaking, the Sarawak Chief Minister did speak at the House of Lords - but it appears to have been in a room down a corridor. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9tGZkuGJkY&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0] Not quite the image many had in their minds. Blog reader Sean...
Apparently, the "Abolish ISA" chanting could be heard from inside the Malaysian High Commission in London. Foreign Minister Anifah got out of his car and came over to talk to those at the vigil for about half an hour. Anifah...
This is a must-watch movie about how Francis was called to rebuild the church through poverty and simplicity some 800 years ago. Haunting songs and breathtaking scenes from the countryside too. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUHrkV7L4R0&w=600&h=338] The unsung Francis is one of the...
Vincent Tan has reportedly lifted his threat to sack Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, who reiterated his decision not to resign after the club's supporters chanted "Vincent out! Malky in!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUfLyP_Fo18 Here they are chanting "Don't sack Mackay!" after the...
Najib's opening remarks at the indigO2 arena in London last night were interrupted by repeated chants of "Bersih! Bersih!" [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2WLdhbapSk?rel=0&w=470&h=348] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfA-llrMUew?rel=0&w=470&h=348] "Bersih! Bersih!..." "I want to vote. I am a Malaysian; I want to vote," a man in the...
Imagine you have just won the elections for control of a major national political party. And one of the first things you do is address a rally calling for refugee rights. Hard to imagine, right? After all, in many...
Cables released by Wikileaks have exposed United State diplomatic efforts to strongly back the corporate push for GM crops to be accepted in Europe and elsewhere. Not only that, the US diplomats under the Bush administration recommended retaliatory action...
In view of the latest revelations about the France-Malaysia arms deals, a wide-ranging and full-scale independent inquiry is required. Too many questions have been raised, and it is a shame that we have to rely on the French courts...
With just two days left for the Scottish independence referendum, excitement is building up, with events at times taking on a bizarre if hilarious turn. A group of Labour MPs (about half the Labour shadow cabinet) arriving in Glasgow...

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