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Daily Archives: 2011-01-31

A history of worst case scenarios

If, for instance, you put in a Malay officer who's very religious and who has family ties in Malaysia in charge of a machine gun unit, that's a very tricky business. We've got to know his background. I'm saying these things because they are real, and if I didn't think that, and I think even if today the Prime Minister …

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TOC UNCASSETTED: TOC’s strength lies in a collective heartbeat

by Khairulanwar Zaini It is difficult to write about a party. Particularly about one that has furtively insinuated itself into being planned, catching perhaps even the editors by surprise. Over a (frantic) flurry of emails, and a hastily-convened meeting, it gained traction, slowly propelled by the passion, dedication, and resilience of a rag-tag crew of writers, activists, volunteers, and friends. …

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Aung Sung Suu Kyi advocates pro-human development policies

Davos 2011: Aung San Suu Kyi speech in full 28 January 2011 This audio message was played to the main hall in Davos World Economic Forum 2011. _______________________________ Distinguished guests - heads of state, government and UN officials, leaders of global companies, representatives of the media, academia, NGOs, and young global leaders: I am very honoured and privileged to have …

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WANTED FOR MERCY: SINGAPORE AND ITS MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY

The following is an excerpt of an article posted on blog Give Life A 2nd Chance. Published at East Asian Law Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2 By M. Ravi, Practitioner at L.F. Violet Netto, Lawyer for Yong Vui Kong and Alan Shadrake; Co-author Choo Zheng Xi Overview: harsh substantive law unsupported by criminological statistics Systematic penalogical data is hard to …

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