Sweden is closing five embassies worldwide in 2011: Buenos Aires, Brussels, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur and Luanda.The official reason is budget cuts. "This painful decision is a consequence of the recent decision of the Riksdag to cut funding to the...
Prime Minister Najib received an unexpected 'welcome' from a group of Malaysians in London.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gE_U2mvjV4?rel=0&w=480&h=390]Foreign Minister Anifah attempted to "engage" with the "reception committee" but I don't think he made much headway.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw8ylW4HvGc?rel=0&w=480&h=390]
If Copenhagen can allow pedestrians, cyclists and others to reclaim the streets from cars, why not Penang?[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59-roEQZWOY?rel=0&w=470&h=269]It's not rocket science.Note there was initial scepticism and cynicism when the plans were car-free areas were first announced. Many said...
Hundreds of Cardiff City FC supporters staged another protest against owner Vincent Tan's handling of the club while expressing support for its beleaguered manager, Malky Mackay.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFkZRNh6OtUThe BBC reports: ... Supporters said they were angry at the way the...
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...
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...
Some worrying global economic trends are on the cards.China's real estate sector has already begun to unravel. See this commentary. What will happen to those ghost townships? Some lessons here for the property sector in Malaysia, especially KL...
Oxford University is being heavily criticised for extending an invitation to Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud.British civil society groups have announced a protest rally today in front of the Saïd Business School.They will also be issuing a joint...
The chairman of the British parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group for Tribal peoples, MP Martin Horwood, has written to Taib Mahmud expressing concern about the plight of the Penan as the Sarawak chief minister arrived in the UK.A barrage...
The country's employment minister has said the country is “totally bankrupt” - but later backtracked saying it was a joke. But was it really?Is the Euro project going to unravel even more?[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlU2_ttyVcI?rel=0&w=600&h=338]Will they even think of cutting...

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