Daily Archives: 2018-08-29

UN urges International Criminal Court to investigate Myanmar military leaders for genocide, war crimes & crimes against humanity

A UN backed fact finding mission, mandated by the Human Rights Council to investigate allegations of abuse of the Rohingya in Myanmar, have called for the leaders of Myanmar’s military to be prosecuted for genocide in the Rakhine state as well as for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Rakhine and northern Myanmar. The group of investigators issued the …

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Rising discontent for extremely high ministerial salaries against declining living standards, may be enough to push PAP out in next GE

If Lim Guan Eng is right the rising discontent for the extremely high ministerial salaries set against the backdrop of declining living standards may be enough to push the ruling party out come the next General Election In an interview over dinner with Singapore’s Sumiko Tan (Tan), newly minted Finance Minister for Malaysia, Mr Lim Eng Guan (Lim) offered his insights …

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A tad ironical when President Halimah Yacob talks about racial harmony

Speaking to students from Anglo-Chinese Junior College who were taking part in a racial harmony programme at the Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC), Madam Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore told attending students to, among other things, ask themselves how they as individuals can further contribute to racial harmony. Further, they were asked to speak up against against stereotypes in everyday conversations. Perhaps …

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Strange for government to target “fake news” with regulations while open to working with tyrannical regimes which Facebook itself has condemned

In a move that has been described as “unusually prompt”, Facebook has removed 18 accounts and 52 pages associated with the Myanmar military, including the page of its commander-in-chief, after a UN report accused the armed forces of genocide and war crimes. I applaud this swift action. As many have already noted, social media plays a major role in the spread of news, …

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