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Putrajaya investigating claim that teachers bound, hit Orang Asli child

Putrajaya investigating claim that teachers bound, hit Orang Asli child

This picture, taken from the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns' (COAC) Facebook page, shows the girl (3rd left) who was reportedly bound and beaten up by three teachers in Kelantan.KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — The Education Ministry today ordered a probe into a claim that an Orang Asli child was tied up and beaten by three teachers in Kelantan for allegedly stealing money earlier this month. Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said he has instructed his ministry’s officers to investigate the case and send in an interim report as soon as possible. “Was informed about this case and this is indeed a serious allegation if there’s truth in it,” he toldMalay Mail Onlinein a text message. “The ministry has very stringent policies when it comes to meting out disciplinary action against the students and it saddens me if a child has been abused (as) such especially by teachers,” he added. Kamalanathan, however, did not say…

'We Palestinian Christians say Allahu Akbar'

'We Palestinian Christians say Allahu Akbar'
Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent who has covered the events of the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts around the world, and the anti-globalization movement. Get short URL Published time: January 30, 2015 15:16
The only Palestinian Orthodox Christian bishop in the Holy Land speaking about the suffering of Palestinian Christians, their unity with Muslims in the Palestinian struggle, about Orthodox Christian martyrs, and Ukraine.
Archbishop Sebastia Theodosios (Atallah Hanna), 49, is the only Orthodox Christian archbishop from Palestine stationed in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, while all other bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem are Greeks. The Israeli authorities had detained him several times, or stopped him at the border, and taken away his passport. Among all Jerusalem clergymen he is the only one who has no privilege of passing through the VIP gate in the airport – because of his nationality. “For the Israeli …

Xavier a scapegoat for 1MDB???

Xavier’s wife and baby that NST cropped out  | June 28, 2015 Sarawak Report shows a different side to Xavier Justo from the black picture in NST account KUALA LUMPUR: Photographs of PetroSaudi executive Xavier Justo’s family life
published by the Sarawak Report blog show a different picture of the man from the
black account carried by the Umno-controlled New Straits Times on Thursday. The newspaper had published what it called an exclusive report, since widely
criticised, of the Swiss national blamed for leaking company correspondence and
emails about PetroSaudi International. The company was once a joint venture
partner of 1Malaysia Development Bhd which was later dissolved. The front-page report ran with a photograph of a bare-chested and tattoed Xavier
Justo. What the New Straits Times failed to reveal, it appears, was Justo’s wife
and baby boy, who were both in the photograph. It had apparently taken from
Justo’s Facebook account. Sarawak Report, however, published t…

To resolve Selangor crisis, Khalid says willing to be MB again

To resolve Selangor crisis, Khalid says willing to be MB again KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 ― Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has offered to resume the post of the Selangor mentri besar to end the current uncertainty over Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) rule in the state. Khalid, who was sacked from PKR last year in a leadership putsch that cost him the mentri besar post, said, however, that he would only consider making a comeback if he wins a vote of confidence in the state assembly with a simple majority. “Yes I am willing (to return) to ensure that Selangor is administered with transparency, accountability, competency and is free from corruption,” the Port Klang assemblyman toldMalay Mail Online. Khalid added that he was not interested in petty politics, but wanted to do what he could to ensure that the needs of the people in Selangor are cared for. The three-party PR coalition currently holds the majority in Selangor with 43 state seats, with DAP and PAS each having 15 seats while PKR holds 13 more. Bari…

Malaysia’s biggest embarrassment

Malaysia’s biggest embarrassment  | June 25, 2015 Who's tarnishing the nation's image? Look no further than Najib
and his regime.
The Prime Minister, in his infinite wisdom, recently advised the people
against tarnishing the nation’s image abroad. He said a good perception of
the nation would ultimately be to our benefit. A most astute observation, Sir. After all, a good reputation means more
tourism dollars and more international awards for the Prime Minister
when he goes on his regular trips abroad to visit heads of state. Malaysia’s
international reputation of late has been quite questionable, and we have
a lot of ground to cover if we are ever going to live up to the “harmonious,
multiracial, moderate Muslim” society that Najib sells at various forums
around the world. After all, the aurat controversy around Farah Ann Abdul Hadi was given
incredibly wide coverage by the international media, from CNN to Buzzfeed,
and many around the world still have their jaws firm…