Fahmi Zainol and team blocked from speaking inside USM – heckled outside

I spotted a group outside USM this afternoon and didn’t realise what was going on until much later. Turns out that the gathering was part of the Jelajah roadshow by a group of university students to “free the universities” in the country.

The group was reportedly barred from speaking at USM by campus head of security Assoc Prof P Sundramoorthy, who asked them to disperse.

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Penangite links up with Lithuanian to publish children’s book with a difference

The collaborators behind the book, writer Rosalind Chua and illustrator Artur Sirin, at the launch in George Town
The collaborators behind the book, writer Rosalind Chua and illustrator Artur Sirin, at the launch in George Town

It’s not often that you come across a vividly illustrated children’s book relating the adventures of a young person in the streets of a city trying to unravel a mystery after dark. And this city bears some resemblance to George Town.

A new children’s book, Twee and the Mysterious Howl, by writer Rosalind Chua and illustrator Artur Sirin was launched in Penang on 8 November with a launch in Europe expected next year. (more…)

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EXPOSED: Tony Blair’s lucrative cash-for-contacts deal with 1MDB-funded PetroSaudi

The Sunday Times in the UK has a massive expose on that war criminal Tony Blair:

TONY BLAIR secured a secret contract with an oil company founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family for a fee of £41,000 a month and a 2% commission on any of the multimillion-pound deals he helped broker, a leaked document reveals.

The contract agreed in November 2010 between Tony Blair Associates (TBA) and the oil firm PetroSaudi involved the former premier arranging introductions to his contacts in China, including senior political figures. The firm was told it could not divulge Blair’s role to anyone without permission.

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