Sunday, January 30, 2011

FOX News USA - Failed Geography!

Courtesy Sister Vyonne Ridley - with the first sentence in her remarks : No wonder Fox journalists can't find good stories - check this out: Fox News have just labelled Iraq as Egypt on their map.


Courtesy : the staronline 29 January 2011

Since 2008, the Election Commission (EC) has added 610,730 voters to the electoral roll, bringing the total number to 11,529,135 as of Sept 30, 2010. The majority of registered voters are from the age group 40 to 49 years. Despite the Election Commission's efforts, 4.2 million of the 15.7million eligible voters have yet to register. The main bulk comprises the age group of 21 to 39.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

the story :: Masjid al-Aqsa

January 16, 2011 - Masjid Al-Aqsa and Masjid Dome of the Rock

Domino effect :: Protest hit Cairo's streets!

AlJazeeraEnglish | January 25, 2011 - Thousands of protesters are marching in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, to demand that Hosni Mubarak, the president, step down.They clashed with riot police in a rare show of strength by the people.Many in the crowds called for a Tunisian style ousting of Mubarak.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Malaysian love to litter!

Aftermath of nomination

thestaronline | January 22, 2011 - The streets leading to the nomination centre at the Labis District Council were littered with piles of rubbish as soon as the supporters dispersed at the end of nomination.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Malaysia's nuclear company.

Malaysian prime minister Jan 2011
A new company, Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation, will spearhead planning the eventual deployment of nuclear power plants in the country.

In the Third Economic Transformational Program update speech made on 11 January, prime minister Najib Tun Razak (pic) outlined 19 projects of key national economic significance that are expected to lead to up to 67 billion ringitts ($22 billion) in investment and as many as 35,000 new jobs for the country. 

Regarding the new nuclear company, the prime minister named Mohd Zamzam bin Jafaar as CEO, and mentioned a time frame of 11-12 years from pre-project to commissioning for Malaysia’s first nuclear plant. The company is expected to create 2600 jobs over time.

World Nuclear News | 13 January 2010 - read full report

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Robert Mugabe has surgery in Malaysia

President Robert Mugabe is in hospital in Malaysia after an operation on his prostate.

Robert Mugabe
Mr Mugabe has returned to Kuala Lumpur for a prostate operation 
Mr Mugabe, who will be 87 in February had medical examinations while on holiday in Malaysia earlier this month. He returned home to Harare but his prostate suddenly flared and he has returned to Kuala Lumpur for the operation.
Diplomatic sources in both Harare and South Africa said this was a "serious" operation and Mr Mugabe was ill, but within his Zanu PF party there is confidence he will return home within a week and recover fully.
Mr Mugabe, now in a troubled inclusive government with the Movement for Democratic Change has had remarkable health so far.
Last month at the annual Zanu PF conference he said he would lead his party in fresh elections later this year.
Morgan Tsvangirai, now MDC prime minister in the coalition government says elections should only be held when substantial political and legislative reforms and a new constitution are in place.

7:27PM GMT 16 Jan 2011 | The Telegraph - read full report :

Rosmah, isteri PM paling kontroversial?

Isteri PM memiliki pejabat First Lady of Malaysia di Putrajaya dengan peruntukan RM111 juta dalam Belanjawan 2011

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia dengan enam Perdana Menteri (PM) dan tujuh isteri Perdana Menteri semenjak PM pertama, isteri kepada PM terkini dianggap paling kerap diharungi kontroversi yang tidak putus-putus.

Jika era PM kelima, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi diselar oleh seorang lagi bekas PM iaitu PM keempat, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kerana dikatakan menempatkan menantunya di tingkat empat Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM), Datuk Seri Najib Razak pula didakwa menempatkan pejabat isterinya di bangunan yang sama.
Isteri PM, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor ketika ini dilihat sedang menikmati kedudukan beliau sebagai isteri PM Malaysia apabila bukan sahaja berjaya mencuri tumpuan malahan menjadi satu-satunya isteri PM yang menerima peruntukan yang tinggi dan pejabat khas di Putrajaya untuk beliau.
Memetik lidah rasmi Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), edyesdotcom dan beberapa blog lain, Rosmah bukan sahaja memiliki pejabatnya sendiri malah turut mempunyai bahagian atau jabatan yang dinamakan Bahagian Wanita Pertama Malaysia atau First Lady of Malaysia (FLOM) Division.
Bahagian tersebut yang hanya ditubuhkan ketika era PM terkini itu, diketuai oleh Pegawai Khasnya Datuk Siti Azizah binti Sheikh Abod disamping lima lagi pegawai lain.
Selain dianggap keterlaluan, tindakan tersebut turut dianggap satu pembaziran apabila melibatkan perbelanjaan tambahan dana kerajaan seperti gaji pegawai dan kakitangan, ubah suai pejabat dan pelbagai kos lain yang berkaitan.

Wanita Pertama Negara

Rosmah juga didakwa menderhaka kepada Yang Dipertuan Agung dan Permaisurinya kerana menggunakan gelaran Wanita Pertama Negara yang sepatutnya gelaran bagi Permaisuri Agung seperti yang termaktub di dalam Perlembagaan Negara.
FMT | 16 Jan 2010 - read full report 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

U.S. volunteer programme to start this year: Muhyiddin

WASHINGTON (Jan 15, 2011): An American volunteer programme to help raise the English language proficiency among the peoples of Asean is expected to start this year, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
Muhyiddin with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
He said that the US had agreed to implement the programme, with Malaysia being the launch pad. 

Muhyiddin said the matter was conveyed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at their meeting at the US State Department, here, Friday.

"She mentioned that the proposal had been agreed on and that there would be a lot of preparations involved in its implementation. If it is possible, we want to start the programme this year ... we will discuss this further," he said.

Present at the meeting was Malaysian Ambassador to the US Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis.

Muhyiddin was speaking to Malaysian journalists after launching the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation's Entrepreneurship Special Training (myBEST) programme, here.

The deputy prime minister also feted students who participated in the "American Field Service - Youth Exchange & Study" (AFS-YES).

The Scoop reported : Zsa Zsa Gabor (2010 pic at 93) is scheduled to undergo surgery at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center Friday to remove her right leg above the knee, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

Gabor was facing the threat of amputation for weeks, the result of an infection she has been battling since before Christmas. Doctors determined that Gabor’s treatment for the infection has not worked, and the infection has made its way to the bone.
Gabor’s spokesperson told Access Hollywood that he wasn’t sure if Gabor (who is 94) is aware that the surgery will be taking place. Her doctors are expected to hold a press conference about her condition later Friday.
Related slideshow: The life of Zsa Zsa Gabor

Friday, January 14, 2011

STRATFORvideo Dispatch: 2011 Annual Forecast

STRATFORvideo | January 12, 2011 - Vice President of Strategic Intelligence Rodger Baker previews (US) STRATFOR's in-depth 2011 Annual Forecast by focusing on China, Russia and the United States

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Singapore Govt nets casino windfall

SINGAPORE: The Government saw a net increase in betting tax and GST revenue of S$420 million with the entry of the Integrated Resorts (IRs) between April and November last year.

Separately, the net increase in casino entry levies collected by the Totalisator Board (Tote Board), with the entry of the IRs, was about S$130 million over the same eight-month period.

Chanelnewsasia 11 Jan 2010 | Read Full Report :

Sunday, January 9, 2011

....new Keeper of (Malaysia) Rulers' Seal

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Syed Danial Syed Ahmad (pic) has been appointed the new Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, effective Jan 10.
Syed Danial, 66, replaces Engku Tan Sri Ibrahim Engku Ngah, who retired Friday after serving in the post for 22 years.
Assistant secretary of the Conference of Rulers, Datuk Sabtu Awab, said Syed Danial, who has a Bachelor's degree from Universiti Malaya and a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the United States, was once the Datuk Paduka Maharaja Lela and Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja at Istana Negara.
7 January 2010 | Staronline

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wikileaks - Lies Iran Israel

EXOMATRlXTV | December 13, 2010 - WikiLeaks has given the mainstream media yet another opportunity to vilify Iran. A typical headline, from the New York Times was: "Around the world distress over Iran." And, ironically, it is true, but not in the way the headline writer meant. Around the world there is distress over Iran, distress at the way it is being cast in the role of the Evil Doer, when all but the most ignorant observers realize that it is nuclear-armed Apartheid Israel that is the real threat to world peace, not Iran.