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

民進黨在最近的臺灣立委選舉中蒙受前所未有的慘敗,在總共的一百一十三個席次中,國民黨勝得八十一席,民進黨只贏得二十七席,取不到三分一的議席。民進黨主席陳水扁也爲敗選負責,請辭黨主席,並由民進黨總統候選人謝長廷接任。
兩名留臺人兼時事評論員謝錫福及羅志昌對這次臺灣的選舉分別給予高度的評價。謝錫福認爲這次選舉推翻了過去一般人認爲臺灣民主制度很混亂的印象,也讓臺灣可以成爲民主發展典範。
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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)

臺北的遊行vs吉隆坡的遊行
特約評論 | 12月24日 下午4點49分

作者:房怡諒、姚文傑
(注:房怡諒为世新大學社會發展所的學生)

12月9日(週六),當馬來西亞首都吉隆玻一群律師浩浩蕩蕩舉行進行著爭取「集會自由與人權」的遊行時,遠在千里之外的臺灣首府臺北市同時也有一場遊行活動在進行,那是來自印尼、泰國、越南、菲律賓等東南亞籍外勞爭取休假的大遊行。
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

話說2003年9月13日下午兩點三十分
我搭中華航空飛往臺北
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:
「嘩!我們家出了一個飛機師耶!」
朋友亦喜上眉梢 問道:
「哇!文傑是飛機師耶,下次搭飛機要給我們折扣啊!!」
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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
www.malaysiakini.com 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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The Outer Space Travel 2007 太空漫遊2007

Can I buy the best telescope by using RM 31
To see the poor schools all the way from the outer space
To see the children, who, can’t afford to study
To see the patients, who, are suffering because of lack of $$$, to see the doctors
To see the old folks, who, are lonely and homeless
To see the nation’s poverty, starvation, struggle, and hopelessness,
After, paying RM 31
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Feeling Empty by Guest Writer Jasmine Yi-Hua Bonn

You wake up in the morning and the sun is shining into your room, making you smile and let you feel happy. It seems like life couldn’t be better and you step forward to conquer life and your aims. You want to have the life you dreamed of, you want to be successful to satisfy your own expectations. In the evening you come back home after reading dozens of books, after studied dozens of books, after finishing your work, after meeting a few people who bore you anyway.
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