While Malaysians are being distracted by the Anwar trial and by those trying to divide us on the basis of ethnicity and religion, big contracts are being dished out, including the last portion of the double-tracking project. Initially in...
When it is dangerous for infants in Tokyo to drink tap water, you know you have serious problems. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/3/24/story/radioactivity_in_food_water_sparks_fears If only they had heeded earlier warnings to evacuate a larger zone. Even the new nuclear energy guidelines didn't anticipate an...
This email from a mailing list was forwarded to me and I thought I would share it with you. It provides a unique description of what life is like for quake and tsunami survivors in Japan on the ground...
Look, no splashing of money during election campaigns. Now, why can't the Malaysian Election Commission ensure the Sarawak campaign will be like this? This is from the Times of India: Chief Electoral Officer bans fund allocation from MLAs, MPs PTI, Mar 5, 2011,...
Six Malaysian activists from Himpunan Hijau are in the midst of a week-long 'occupation' in front of the Lynas Corp headquarters in Sydney to protest at the toxic rare earth refinery in Kuantan, Malaysia. http://youtu.be/-YdLKRvV4Zo
A 'Save Malaysia! Stop Lynas!' is making its presence felt in Perth, Western Australia during a week-long speaking tour to raise support for its campaign against a Lynas rare earth refinery near Kuantan. Work began at Lynas’ concentration...
Save Malaysia Stop Lynas spokesperson Tan Bun Teet goes toe-to-toe with Lynas executive chairman Nic Curtis in this debate aired over Aljazeera. http://youtu.be/5sF7sp4Kxjk Personally, I found Nic Curtis' arguments about why they chose Malaysia and not Australia quite laughable....
Hong Kong's GDP grew 6.5 per cent in the first half of the year, but the poor are struggling with expensive housing and food prices. Sound familiar? Check out this Financial Times video. Is this the model we want...
Nope, it isn't what you are thinking. This is an award-winning documentary about the ups and downs of the Chinatown community in Calcutta (Kolkata) and how the Indo-Chinese war in 1962 changed their lives. http://blip.tv/play/AYG%2BukIC
Protesters upset over a Malaysia-Australia refugee swap deal burst into a Sydney university yesterday and disrupted Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen's speech on the government's refugee programme. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4TtJczDMWk?rel=0&w=470&h=292] They chanted, "Shame, Bowen, shame," and "Free, free the refugees." Read more...

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