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Dear readers, wishing all of you a Happy Lunar New Year of the Horse. I wish you all the best attributes of the horse - courage in adversity, strength in overcoming challenges, diligence in toil and hard work, and...
http://popteevee.popfolio.net/popteeveescreen.swf?episode=90 Officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs' Publications and Quranic Texts Control Division confiscated over 80 T-shirts - including Pop images of Bruce Lee and Mao Zedong portrayed as 'Mickey Maos' - because the material apparently glorified communism. The raid...
Alfred Ho entertains us this weekend with the late Kyu Sakamoto's Sukiyaki. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCSlZQ5RD1I&fs=1&hl=en_US]
The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion along Leith Street In Penang has made it into a list of the top 10 greatest mansions and grand houses in the world. The selection was done by Lonely Planet with the following citation: Built...
Lighten up and let's support the young people who will be showcasing our shared heritage from 6.00pm at the Armenian Street area and at 7.00pm at the Acheen Street/Carnarvon Street junction. This July 7, 2012 at...
A foundation set up by Daim Zainuddin, the controversial twice finance minister during Mahathir's tenure as premier, has signed an agreement with the Penang Development Corporation to set up the country's largest art museum, to be known as Ilham...
A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable...
Our pitiful global ranking, that's what. Look at our global ranking for public health care spending as a percentage of GDP. Not much different from where we stand in terms of press freedom and football, is it? Reporters Without...
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=VFkZRNh6OtU The BBC reports: ... Supporters said they were angry at the way the...
Kseniya Simonova's haunting sand animation evokes painful memories of the tremendous Ukrainian suffering and loss of life during World War II. http://www.youtube.com/v/vOhf3OvRXKg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Ukraine is believed to have lost more people in World War II than any other European nation as a...

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