The Sentul-based activist James Arunasalam passed away on 22 January.
He championed the cause of the poor – Photo by Tian Chua
Many Malaysians look up to Singapore for its quality of life.
But have a look at the ‘quality of life index’ compiled by International Living based in Ireland. Singapore has an overall score of only 61, just above Malaysia’s 58. Both are way down the list.
Of course, this ranking isn’t entirely objective as it is based on a combination of data obtained from official sources and editors’ and readers’ perceptions. Moreover, the compilers of the index admit they have a Western bias when it comes to matters such as climate preference.
|Cost of Living||70|
|Leisure & Culture||71|
|Risk & Safety||86|
The nine students arrested in front of Sogo this morning are now being held in Dang Wangi.
The nine were among were among a hundred who had gathered this morning for a rally organised by various student groups reportedly to express concern over campus election procedures.
Latest update from Suaram:
Altogether 9 persons were arrested by police for demanding campus autonomy and freedom of academic on 23 January 2010, between 11.30am and noon in front of Sogo shopping mall. Until 1.45pm, they are in IPD Dang Wangi.