Why isn't this headline news? GlaxoSmithKline will have to cough up US$3bn to settle misdemeanour criminal charges in the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history. The Guardian reported: GSK targeted the antidepressant Paxil at patients under age...
There is a lot more than meets the eye in global politics. And now there are attempts to rewrite history. John Pilger comes up with another revealing piece.
Update (18 June): The CEO of US-based public relations agency 5WPR, Ross Torossian, issued the following emailed statement: Clearly all of the American media reports regarding Maira Nazarbayev have been completely inaccurate. "The young man Khanbolat Nazarbayev, the 10-year old...
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...
US trade reps at the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Dallas were left red-faced on Friday, when activists gatecrashed a welcome gala and presented the US Trade Rep with a fake award for bulldozing through the Big Business/MNC agenda. (Malaysia...
Lim Mah Hui and Kevin Gallagher warn that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could make it difficult for participating nations to regulate speculative capital flows to protect their economies from financial crises. Proposed measures in the new Trans-Pacific trade...
Somehow the government appears to think that the effects of the global economic crisis will have minimal effects on the local economy. Is it in denial mode? This article by Dr Jeyakumar published by Aliran might prompt the government...
Basically through the ignorance of ordinary people in the street. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ3RrqBqk14?rel=0&w=470&h=269] The mainstream media generally show little interest in educating people about the real issues; so many people tend to believe everything their leaders tell them. Now, you might...
Wearing an 'Occupy with Aloha' T-shirt, Hawaiian recording artist Makana crooned protest songs for 45 minutes during a top-security Apec dinner for world leaders in Honolulu. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-M07v8N_eU?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Outside, some 400 protesters and Hawaiian activists marched towards the venue...
US tax authorities are probing whether a Swiss bank has helped Americans evade tax. Similarly, the Malaysian tax authorities should request data about the foreign bank accounts of Malaysians. The US authorities are using a 1996 treaty to request...

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