Report those using govt resources in campaign: DAP (Malaysiakini 14 Feb 2008)

Yeow Boon Kiat | Feb 14, 08 5:36pm

DAP strongman Lim Kit Siang has urged voters to lodge a police report if they find any candidate utilising government resources in their election campaign.

“Whenever you see the prime minister, deputy prime minister, ministers or deputy ministers arrive in government vehicles or using government funds to campaign, lodge a police report immediately and call the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) to investigate”, he told a press conference in Petaling Jaya today.
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The Umno Factor in Penang Politics (Malaysiakini 5 Feb 2008)

Yeow Boon Kiat | Feb 5, 08 12:46pm

Umno is to be blamed for the present downturn in economy in Penang, charged DAP’s national E-campaign director and popular blogger Jeff Ooi.

He added that Umno’s hands were seen in many of the policy initiatives that have to come from the federal level to the state.

Ooi said that although the Penang state government led by Gerakan may have many economic plans to implement, but the foreign direct investment (FDI) flowing into the state was still being filtered by the powerful Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office.
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民進黨慘敗顯示水能載舟覆舟 臺灣選民教訓陳水扁成爲典範 (Malaysiakini 24 Jan 2008)

姚文傑 | 1月24日 晚上9點55分

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News reports during internship at online daily Malaysiakini

Date & Title
Jan 21 All mum on hush-hush BN Supreme Council meet
Jan 28 DAP targets Internet for polls campaigning
Jan 30 DAP raps ‘hostile’ PKR members
Feb 1 NGO activists join DAP
Feb 5 The Umno factor in Penang politics Video here
Feb 6 Reducing crime rate – PM’s top priority
Feb 13 Did the King really approve the dissolution?
Feb 14 Report those using govt resources in campaign: DAP
Feb 16 No more politics, UM students warned
Feb 18 Spunky graduates to take on Goliaths
Feb 19 Question for parties – hey, remember us?

Date & Title
Jan 22 阿都拉:2004年是特例 承認國陣來屆大選難大勝
Jan 24 民進黨慘敗顯示水能載舟覆舟 台灣選民教訓陳水扁成為典範
Jan 25 國際透明促把議員劣迹放上網 光束計畫調查候選人政治獻金
Jan 28 行動黨推介「罪案之城」 主打第一波網絡競選廣告
Jan 30 創設公共演說部招攬辯才入黨 行動黨抗衡馬華明星主播效應
Feb 5 百物騰漲壓力年貨市場淡靜 商家咸认鼠年氣氛比往年差
Feb 11 參與大專生黨集會受對付 四馬大生面對聽證會審訊

Rallies: Taipei versus KL (Malaysiakini 2 Jan 2008)

Rallies: Taipei versus KL
Phang Ee Leong and Yeow Boon Kiat | Jan 2, 08 1:41pm

While a group of lawyers rallying to fight for freedom of assembly at Kuala Lumpur on Dec 9, Taipei—the capital city of Taiwan, on the other hand, had another rally going on as migrant workers from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines went on streets to plead for the rights to enjoy off days.

Taiwan has more than 360,000 migrant workers, including 160,000 domestic helpers; all of them are not protected under the Taiwanese labour law.
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臺北的遊行 vs 吉隆坡的遊行 (Malaysiakini 24 Dec 2007)

特約評論 | 12月24日 下午4點49分


臺灣有36萬多的外籍勞工,其中16萬是家庭幫傭,由於外勞不在臺灣勞工法的保護範圍,因爲外勞的勞動條件不受法令保障,連基本的休假權利也沒有,因此常有傳出有人三年內得不到一天的休息,而這個由臺灣國際勞工協會所發動的遊行,其訴求是呼籲臺灣政府重視基本工權、基本人權,讓家庭類勞工也擁有勞動權益保障,得以休息、放假。 Continue reading “臺北的遊行 vs 吉隆坡的遊行 (Malaysiakini 24 Dec 2007)”

ENG to CH Translation: Plea for Indian M’sians 爲大馬印裔請願 (Malaysiakini 30 Nov 2007)

Plea for Indian M’sians
Azly Rahman Malaysiakini Nov 26, 07 11:16am

The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labour – not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules. – Albert Einstein in ‘Why Socialism?’ (1949)

What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a very good idea. – Mohandas K Gandhi
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ENG to CH Translation: The yellow wave and its durian effect 黃潮和其榴槤效應 (Malaysiakini 12 Nov 2007)

The yellow wave and its durian effect
Azly Rahman
Malaysiakini Nov 12, 07

“Bersih, Cekap, Amanah” – old political slogan

“Cemerlang, Gemilang, Terbilang” – new political slogan

“B.e.r.s.i.h” – slogan to get from the new slogan to the old.

I quote the first few paragraphs of the 1776 American Declaration of Independence:

“… When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. …
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其實我也是 Pilot & Skipper

臨別依依 我對送別的親友 說:
「你們可知道?其實我也是pilot 飛機師。」
家人大喜 歡呼說道:
朋友亦喜上眉梢 問道:
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Deal with the rot, not the tape 亟需糾正的腐化司法制度 (Malaysiakini 9 Oct 2007)

Deal with the rot, not the tape
M Bakri Musa Sep 28, 07 11:41am
If Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz has any sense of personal honour and professional integrity left, he should resign immediately. If Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has even the slightest responsibility for leadership and moral duty to the citizens, he should not extend the Chief Justice’s contract, due to expire this October. If the Malaysian Bar Council has any credible principle of societal obligation and self-policing ethics of a profession, it would disbar the lawyer making that phone call shown in the infamous video clip exposed by former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim.
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