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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why is Zulkifli Noordin jumpy?

29 Jan 2010 | Vocal PKR parliamentarian Zulkifli Noordin claims that he has proof that Christians have an ulterior motive behind their insistence on using the term Allah.

The Syariah lawyer turned politician also accused Christians of fanning the flames of religious discord with regards to this issue.

Quoting a verse from the Quran, he said: "The Jews and the Christians will never be with us (on the same path as Muslims)."

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Young Americans finding more in common with Osama than Obama?

Young Americans gathered in front of the White House to take a stand against the power they feel big businesses have in Washington. Recently Osama bin Laden allegedly released an audio tape that blamed all industrial states for global warming. Many of the young activists agreed with bin Laden's statements and think the U.S. should invest in helping developing countries grow in a sustainable way. They danced down the streets of Washington to the offices of the big corporations that they believe are pulling the strings behind the White House.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Focus on Sri Lanka's future

January 28, 2010  |  Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapakse has just won another term as president. That comes less than a year after the end of one of Asia's longest running civil wars. But how challenging will it be to address post-conflict concerns? And will this election solve all of Sri Lanka's many problems?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WEF changes its face but not its soul.

Praised and derided in equal doses, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has undergone some facelifts over the past 40 years, but its basic function has remained intact.

The scale of the WEF Davos 2010 meeting is now much larger than the inaugural European Management Symposium in 1971, but the concept is still to discuss economic and social challenges facing the world.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Clinton Urges Global Internet Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a policy speech Thursday, said the United States supports an uncensored global Internet to which all people have an assured "freedom to connect." She warned that Internet freedom is threatened by governments trying to build electronic barriers to the World Wide Web.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Obama First Year.

20 Jan 2010  |  Although US President Barack Obama inherited many of the problems that followed him the first year, activists and analysts on both sides of the aisle feel that he could have done better.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Finishing START

(January 15, 2010) The 1991 START treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons expired in December, but expectations for a reduction in arms remained high. Since then, the picture has been clouded by a push for weapons modernization by American conservatives, and new criticism from Russia's Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin -- who may be playing to the crowd with his eye on the next presidential election.

Chile's election

THE OLD saying that oppositions don’t win elections, ruling parties lose them, is only part of the story in the generational shift that shook Chile yesterday. In essence voters appear to have said “we like the policies but want a change at the helm” in a presidential election that was marked largely by economic consensus and talk of continuity, though reviving memories of the years of dictatorship.

Chile - a living paradox , a flaw in class architecture.

Chile's presidential elections highlight rich-poor divide:

The people of Chile are set to vote in presidential elections that will either elect a conservative billionaire or a leftist former president to lead their nation.

The contest between Sebastian Pinera and Eduardo Frei highlights on the economic divide between Chile's rich and poor.

In the capital Santiago, social inequality is visibly on the rise and patrially overlooked as opportunities for mobility within the class system become increasingly unlikely.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

2010 Haiti earthquake.

On January 12, 2010, at 21:53 UTC, (4:53 pm local time) Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake, the country's most severe earthquake in over 200 years. The epicenter of the quake was just off the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. The focus was about 6 miles (10 km) underground, according to the USGS.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The state of food insecurity in the world

Malaysia: Whose God?

101 East - Aljazeera, 14 Jan 2010 - Religious tensions are rising in Malaysia following a High Court ruling which declared non-Muslims could use the Arabic word 'Allah' when referring to God.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This Country (Malaysia) Is Almost Ungovernable.

Megat Najmuddin: The President of The Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance. Global Issues Forum III by KeAdilan International Bureau 09/01/2010 Petaling Jaya.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Obama's Apprasal for 2009

Court declares 'Allah' ban invalid

In a landmark judgment, the Kuala Lumpur High Court presented the Catholic Church a belated Christmas present by ruling that the Home Ministry's blanket ban on the use of the word 'Allah' is illegal.

In making the decision to allow the motion by the Catholic Church to set aside the ban, High Court judge Lau Bee Lan stated that the minister's order is illegal, null and void