Politics

Snowden a recluse one year on from Russia asylum
Thursday, July 31, 2014

MOSCOW, July 31 - Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marks on Thursday one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances.
 
Little has been heard on the movements of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor since he first obtained provisional leave to remain in Russia after spending -- according...

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Top 10 reasons why Pakatan Rakyat is a failure
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The blog, Citizen Times, has comprehensively outlined why it believes to be the top 10 reasons why it considered the opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat is a failure.
 
Arguing that Pakatan suffered from ideological polarity to lack of cohesive leadership, Citizen Times said that a coalition should thrive towards establishing a "healthy" community but instead, is sowing seeds of dissent....

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This Hari Raya, spare a thought for the Palestinians
Monday, July 28, 2014

With official open houses scrapped while others low-keyed, the nation mourns those who perished in the ill-fated MH17 and shares the pain of their families and next of kin in dealing with their losses; this Hari Raya is indeed a time to reflect. It may be inappropriate to have large-scale open houses that denote joy for Muslims completing the compulsory fasting as well as a nation celebrating their diversity, in the face of such a tragedy....

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Malaysia reciprocates Singapore on toll charges
Sunday, July 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Controversial blogger who uses the handle Jebat Must Die, in his latest posting pointed out that the increased toll charges to be imposed by the Malaysian Highway Authority on all vehicles entering and exiting the CIQ toll, expressed surprise at the alarming amount of disinformation over the issue.
 
He said the toll charged is not for the use of the highway (the Eastern...

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Better late than never on VEP for Singaporeans
Saturday, July 26, 2014

According to Channel News Asia, “ starting Aug 1, the Vehicle Entry Permit fee for foreign-registered cars entering Singapore will be raised from S$20 to S$35 per day, while the Goods Vehicle Permit fee for foreign-registered goods vehicles will be raised from S$10 to S$40 per calendar month, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday (July 1).”
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Lack of common sense and slacking editors
Friday, July 25, 2014

The way things are developing in the mainstream media lately, we won't be too far behind the often criticised Western media, the likes of CNN, that are more focused on ratings and viewership than facts and feelings. Blogger Zakhir Mohamed in his latest posting has taken mainstream Malay-daily Berita Harian to task for their distasteful front page picture and story.  ...

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MH17: When tragedy struck twice
Friday, July 25, 2014

JUST when I thought nothing could get any worse after MH370, it did.
 
The recent aviation mishaps have challenged our sanity. At the same time, they mock our ability to ascertain events around us with a clear mind and with sound judgment.
 
Though it pains us a great deal to read the writing on the wall, we all know that every day, hope fades of ever finding the survivors of flight MH370....

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Selangor/Federal water deal cannot be revoked
Thursday, July 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Close aides to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim say the water restructuring agreement between the state and federal government is a done deal and it cannot be undone.
 
Mentri Besar Incorporated chief executive Faekah Hussin told The Mole: "The water deal still stands even if there is a change of MB (Mentri Besar) as the decision was approved by the MMKN (Selangor Government's executive council) and not Tan Sri Khalid's alone."...

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Remains Of MH17 Victims Unlikely To Be Flown Home Before Aidilfitri - Najib
Thursday, July 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today said remains of victims from the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 plane crash are unlikely to be brought back before the Aidilfitri celebration.The prime minister said this was due to technicalities involved in the DNA verification process."I regret that I have to inform the families concerned (about...

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Jews inflicting "holocaustic" atrocities
Thursday, July 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's latest posting on his highly popular blog Che Det exposes the hypocrisy of the West and Europeans when dealing with Israel. He pointed out how "tolerant" the Europeans are towards the Israeli Jews despite Tel Aviv's atrocities against the Palestinians....

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