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Umno members among armed group?

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Umno members among armed group?Luke Rintod | February 28, 2013 STAR chairman Jeffrey Kitingan says he has also received reports that some of the armed men are holding dubious Malaysian documents. KOTA KINABALU: The State Reform Party (STAR) wants the government to investigate claims that some of the more than 130 armed men currently surrounded by Malaysian security forces in Tanduo, Lahad Datu, are in fact Umno members. STAR chairman, Jeffrey Kitingan, said he has received disturbing reports that these men could also be holding dubious Malaysian documents as many of them had been here in the past and had sometimes been living in the east coast of Sabah. “I have been receiving reports that some of the armed foreign men currently holed up in Lahad Datu could be holding dubious Malaysian documents and, in fact, could be members of Umno or other Malaysian political parties,” Jeffrey said when met by FMT at his residence in Penampang last night. He said the authorities including Umno must …

British Victims of Investing in Malaysia

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British Victims of Investing in Malaysia
60 British Investors supported by British MPs, file a civil suit against the ex-Treasurer of UMNO, Dato Azim Zabidi and his company Doxport Technologies Sdn. Bhd. for alleged fraud. This follows on from 5th October 2011 when British investors lodged a police criminal case in Malaysia against the directors of Doxport Technologies Sdn Bhd. Investors allege that Doxport Technologies solicited funds on a false basis using fraudulent invoices and documents and misappropriated funds amounting to some US$4,000,000. Several British MPs have expressed their deep concern to the Malaysian Attorney General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail with the scope and speed of the police investigation. 14 months after lodging the criminal complaint, only one suspect has been interviewed by the police and the Money Laundering Investigation Division have, after a baffling delay of 14 months, only just started their investigation into the activities of Doxport Technologies. 60…

How 3D printing could revolutionise the solar energy industry

How 3D printing could revolutionise the solar energy industryMore efficient, less complex and cheaper, 3D solar cells can also capture more sunlight than conventional PV models 3D solar cells, despite advances in energy storage, can capture more sunlight than conventional PV models. Photograph: Andy Newman/AFP/Getty Images President Obama's recent state of the union address,, "A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the3D printingthat has the potential to revolutionise the way we make almost everything." 3D printing has been increasingly used to produce jewellery, dental work, prototyping and even creating human organs. However, as anenergystrategist, I'm most excited about the potential for 3D printing to revolutionise solar panel and photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing. For starters, for those not familiar with 3D printing, it's the ability to make a three-dimensional "solid" object from digital design…

3D Print a Real Ear

How Hard Is It to 3D Print a Real Ear? One Lab Already Has byZachary Sniderman·a day ago·Health
Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Check out all the news here. Lawrence Bonassar 3D printed a real, honest-to-goodness prosthetic ear: One made of living tissues that can theoretically graft onto a human head with the same flex and feel as the real thing. Once the domain of tech labs and cute charms, 3D printing — the process of creating objects by “printing” successive layers of a structural material — had made massive gains in the medical field. Bonassar, an associate professor at Cornell University, focuses on regeneration and analysis of muscoskeletal tissues, a.k.a. regenerating “parts of the body.”He and his lab have successfully created a 3D printed ear which was grafted on to lab rats, but can these developments be applied to humans?Read on to find out why Bonassar believes so. What’s the Deal? The short ver…

Marchers tear-gassed, invaders ‘embraced’

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Marchers tear-gassed, invaders ‘embraced’Joseph Tawie | February 21, 2013 BN leaders have 'lost the plot', says Sarawak PKR, alluding to the incursion in Sabah and the deportation of Aussie Senator Nick Xenophon. KUCHING: Is it not ironical that thousands of Malaysians rallying for clean and fair elections were tear-gassed and hunted down like criminals, while 100 armed men in army fatigue who “invaded” Sabah recently are being dealt with “kid gloves”? The double standard practised by the Barisan Nasional administration never ceases to shock, said Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian. Blaming Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s “weak” administration, Bian also cited another irony –the detention and subsequent deportation of Australian Senator Nick Xenophon. He said it was now obvious to all that the current leadership had “lost the plot”. “A government that treats armed invaders in Sabah with kid gloves but deports a senator from a friendly neighbouring country has clearly lost the plot. …

Print a car.

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Jim Kor is printing a car. Kor, an engineer and entrepreneur from Winnipeg, Manitoba, has designed a two-passenger hybrid car of the future dubbed the Urbee. The ultra-sleek three-wheel vehicle will have a metal internal combustion engine, electric motor and frame. But Kor is printing out the body in plastic, piece by piece, in Eden Prairie at RedEye, a business that uses three-dimensional printers to produce parts and prototypes on demand, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. Kor used RedEye a few years ago to create the prototype for Urbee, but he's worked out the bugs since then and now says he's ready to go into actual production. But instead of assembling his Urbees on a Henry Ford-style assembly line the way cars have been made for more than 100 years, Kor wants to print his cars. It's not a gimmick. He says the only way he can create the Urbee body is with 3D printers, which create objects that are impossible with conventional manufacturing. For instance, instead o…

3D printed meat

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3D printed meat could soon be cheap and tasty enough to win you overFeb. 12, 2013(9:30 am)By: The next time you’re about to bite into a hamburger, take a moment to consider the resources that went into making it. In a recent Solve for X talk, Andras Forgacs laid out all the statistics, and explained how tantalizingly close we are to a more sustainable method of meat production. Basically, humanity may soon be3D printingmeat instead of growing it in an animal. Forgacs starts by explaining just how costly a single quarter-pound beef patty is to produce. For that one serving, 6.7lbs of grains, 600 gallons of water, and 75 square feet of grazing land were used. Now multiply that by 1000 to find your (approximate) impact — the average American eats over 220lbs of meat each year. Additionally, at least 18% of greenhouse gas emissions are due to meat production. All this for one burger? As economic opportunities continue to lift populations around the world into the middle class…

Dr M. abut to cause a disaster

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Dr M brewing recipe for disasterJeswan Kaur | February 11, 2013 If there is anyone who is gearing up for an 'Arab Spring', it is none other than Mahathir himself, going by his anti-Malaysian rants and racist nature. COMMENT He may have ruled the country for 22 years before reluctantly calling it quits but Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who holds the record as the country’s longest serving prime minister, has no intention whatsoever of doing his bit to promote peace and harmony on Malaysian soil. Instead, Mahathir is doing the reverse; he is accusing arch enemy Anwar Ibrahim of plotting an ‘Arab Spring’ to overthrow the Barisan Nasional government. And the former premier regrets that regressive laws like the Internal Security Act and the Emergency Ordinance are no longer in use. Mahathir is also supportive of the move by Malay-rights group Perkasa to burn bibles with the word Allah saying it was natural to torch banned books and that Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali  was merely expressing h…

Scientists 3D-print embryonic stem cells

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Scientists 3D-print embryonic stem cells, pave the way for lab-made organ transplants  BySarah SilbertpostedFeb 5th, 2013 at 10:04 PM60
3D printersalready have a firm footing the commercial market, with
more than20 modelsavailable for well-heeled DIYers, and the
technology's appeal isn't lost on the scientific community. A team
at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland has developed a
method for 3D-printing clusters of human embryonic stem cells in
a variety of sizes. Researchers have successfully printed 3D cells
before, but this is the first time that embryonic cell cultures, which
are especially delicate, have been built in three dimensions. Human
embryonic stem cells can replicate almost any type of tissue in the
human body -- and the scientists at Heriot-Watt believe that lab-made
 versions could one day be used to make organ transplants, thereby
rendering donors unnecessary. In the nearer future, 3D-printed stem
cells could be used to make human tissue models for d…