Tengku Razaleigh’s involvement in the opposition campaign to get oil royalty for Kelantan formally started last Wednesday when he said that the state had the right to receive profit from its oil. The former finance minister was involved in the drafting of the Act and the opposition has argued that the law was drafted to ensure that oil-producing states receive a five per cent royalty.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
. . . a great failure - no consensus on this resolution. Nine countries, three voting against - Cuba, Venezuela and Malaysia & other countries didn't support [the resolution]. . a very serious political message to them [the West] that they should not politicize the agency. . .
"Let it be known that your hostile policies have created a new world of enemies who will fight against you, and the earth is narrowing around you and you will always live the life of all bitterness and sorrow, because the policy of force and tyranny cannot and will not be accepted by anyone." – Mullah Mohammed Omar
Mr. Yukiya Amano was appointed as the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a four-year term that will begin on 1 December 2009.
...during his final working day in office, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, summarised his distinguished career, spanning a quarter-century at the Agency, in a short address. "The moment of departure," ..
Dubai World, the country's largest conglomerate, wants to suspend payment on its 60 Billion dollar debts until May 2010 at the earliest. Is the world is entering the Phase Two of the global economic crisis? It is likely that the US Dollar will be replaced as the Global Reserve Currency.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Barack Obama's new strategy in Afghanistan as he considers a surge of U.S. troops in the war-torn country.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials today in calling on the international community to make greater efforts to tackle the global pandemic of violence against women and girls.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Consumers in Malaysia pay some of the highest prices for broadband in the region, one major reason being the monopoly which state-owned Telekom Malaysia (TM) holds on submarine cable landing rights, a senior executive at a multinational company has asserted.
Malaysia has squandered an estimated RM100 billion on financial scandals under the 22-year rule of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, according to a new book about the former prime minister.
President Barack Obama has no plans to join a global treaty banning landmines because a policy review found the United States could not meet its security commitments without them . . .
Fearing they could face a fate similar as Teoh Beng Hock, other political aides to Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers have formed an association to protect their safety, human rights and welfare (Selproa).
The stay of execution order was granted pending the disposal of the EC's appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court's Nov 16 ruling declaring the Kota Siputeh state seat vacant.
. . the court ruled that NSTP had defamed Anwar in its article on March 2, 2002, titled ‘Anwar’s link to US lobbyist’, claimed that the opposition leader had stashed RM3 billion in foreign accounts and had foreign links to Western interests. . .
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Why has Holocaust Revisionism been criminalized in at least eleven countries, what other historic truth needs the threat of prison or the destruction. Should someone be punished for expressing skepticism about the official Chinese claim that they suffered thirty-five million dead in World War II.
A US magazine has reported that the private US military contractor formerly known as Blackwater is running covert operations in Pakistan including assassinations.
But the inquiry heard that in 2001, the settled view of the UK government was that attacking Iraq would have been illegal under international law. Sir Peter said: "We quite clearly distanced our self . . .
"Leading The Change" Dinner, Bukit Lanjan 21/11/2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
The Star reported : local government summonses . . . High Court ruling stated that local councils have no right to prosecute anyone, such a prosecution would contravene the Federal Constitution. . . it should be done by the Attorney-General, but do go to court.
Some 34 journalists died this year while doing their jobs. And the independent press organization Committee To Protect Journalists says another 30 correspondents have gone missing.
This morning, the wife of a candidate for governor, Ibrahim Mangudadatu, and about 30 others were abducted in the southern Philippines -- with at least 13 women and 8 men of them later killed, army officials said.
The Penans are waging a battle on two fronts simultaneously. On one hand, they are trying to protect their jungle from being destroyed by loggers while on the other they are trying their best to get the authorities to provide them with the most basic necessities in life.
.... . state seat in Kedah within 60 days from Nov 16
. . .agar mengadakan pilihan raya kecil kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri Kota Siputeh, Kedah segera dan menolak permohonan SPR untuk ditangguhkan.
Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said the decision to call for his son-in-law's resignation was made on the advice of the PAS central leaders.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
DATUK Seri Anwar Ibrahim has failed in his bid, at the Court of Appeal, to obtain evidence from the public prosecutor about his alleged act of sodomy with a young former aide. Layperson reactions have naturally been cynical, dismissing the judgment as political in nature.