Fearing a public backlash at local polls, no local government in Japan would dare to re-start a reactor in their locality now. For the article below, I interviewed scholar-activist Prof Ohashi Masaaki of Japan. In a lesson for countries...
I notice that a group calling themselves 'British Victims of Investing in Malaysia' have protested in London over funds they lost in Doxport Technologies Sdn Bhd, a firm reportedly owned by former Umno treasurer-general Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi. This...
By now, 1MDB has supposedly "redeemed" US$2.3bn from a fund registered in the Cayman Islands. Of this amount, the firm says US$1.2bn (60 per cent) had been "redeemed" earlier, as reflected in its 31 March 2014 accounts. On 13...
A tribute to the genius of the late sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KXk_8_8oLY?rel=0&w=470&h=264] Here Ravi Shankar gives a sitar lesson to Beatles guitarist George Harrison: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t79aI-I6ucA?rel=0&w=470&h=353]
This Merdeka brings news that Japan's LDP has been dumped after virtually unbroken rule since 1955. The new Democratic Party-led government, which is expected to adopt a less subservient relationship with the United States and to expand the welfare state,...
How do we curb mounting speculation in the property market? Can the Penang state government do anything to stop any over-heating and cross-subsidise affordable public housing? Yesterday, a reader of this blog who goes by the handle of 'Sam9W2CFS'...
Come 18 February, Europe will have more than half the total number of cardinal electors even though Latin America, Africa and Asia account for more than two thirds of the global Catholic population. The latest position after Pope Benedict's...
Here's a good example of why racism stinks. I believe ordinary people know racism when they see it and that explains the reaction of patrons of this cafe in Sydney to racist hiring policies.
A small demonstration was held outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in KL this afternoon to protest against the signing of an Australia-Malaysia refugees-for-asylum seekers swap deal.
A report in the South China Morning Post has highlighted a new wave of Chinese nationals moving to Malaysia. The report "Why are Chinese nationals moving to Malaysia?" mentioned two main categories: MM2H - From 2002 to 2016, a quarter...

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