Wednesday, August 20, 2014
KUCHING: The United Nations office in Kuala Lumpur struck a cautionary note when activists from Sarawak handed it a Peoples’ Petition which was signed in Miri on Aug 9 by activists in Borneo.
This was disclosed by Lina Soo, the President of Sarawak Association of People’s Aspiration (SAPA), in a statement issued in Kuching after her return.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said yesterday called on the relevant authorities to monitor the activity of certain individuals and groups who are using social media platforms to incite people to separate Sabah from Malaysia.
Salleh, who is also Usukan assemblyman, said such an extreme ideology spread by those quarters via Facebook and Twitter should be monitored and controlled as it was dangerous and could shake the country’s stability and safety.
Monday, August 18, 2014
PETALING JAYA: Mantan Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad menegaskan bahawa tegurannya terhadap Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak kerana beliau sangat sayang terhadap bangsa dan negara.
Tun Mahathir juga menceritakan yang beliau pernah dipecat oleh Tunku Abdul Rahman dan dipulau oleh Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi serta difitnah oleh orang ramai kerana tiada siapa yang sanggup menegur pemimpin kerajaan.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR: An online technology news portal reporter was fined RM10,000 for posting two Twitter comments insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Effi Nazrel Saharudin, 35, was ordered by Sessions Court judge Zulqarnain Hassan yesterday to serve six months’ jail if he failed to settle the fine.
He paid the fine after the proceedings with his father’s assistance.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
MIRI: Sabah, Sarawak activists, NGOs and politicians, have drawn up a Petition, addressed to the UN Secretary-General, on re-visiting the self-determination issue for Sabah and Sarawak.
The Petition is being copied to the UN Special Committee of 24 (C-24), or Decolonization Committee, and the UN Human Rights Committee.
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis said that violence and destruction in Iraq offends God and humanity and he held a silent prayer for victims of the conflict during his weekly address in Rome.
"We are left incredulous and dismayed by the news coming from Iraq," the Argentine-born pontiff said, two days after the United States began air strikes to tackle an insurgency that threatens to tear the country apart.
"Thousands of people, among them many Christians, banished brutally from their houses, children dying of hunger and thirst as they flee, women kidnapped, people massacred, violence of all kinds, destruction everywhere ... All of this deeply offends God and deeply offends humanity."
Sunday, August 10, 2014
|Yazidi lawmaker: We're being slaughtered|
|Activist: Must act before 40,000 killed|
|Iraqis shelter in unfinished buildings|
(CNN) -- If you're following the news about ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic State, you might think you've mistakenly clicked on a historical story about barbarians from millennia ago.
In a matter of months, the group seized territory in both Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate, celebrating its own shocking slaughter along the way.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
KUCHING: A straw poll of 100 individuals revealed that 72% of Sarawak folk felt that leaving the federation was the best option, with only 14% in Sabah agreeing.
The straw poll also revealed that 43% of them believed that the best way for Sabah and Sarawak to solve their problems was to leave Malaysia and go at it alone.
Secession is considered treason under Malaysian law.
The poll indicated that deep feelings of mistrust and disenchantment still exist between the peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak half a century after the federation was formed on September 16, 1963.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
|Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Tel Aviv, July 11, 2014 |
(photo credit: Haim Zach/GPO/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Sunday that Hamas was callously making use of Palestinian casualties for the sake of the visual impact in television images and called on the international community to intervene and demilitarize the Gaza Strip.
In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Netanyahu accused Hamas of a cynical disregard for human life.