Showing posts from March, 2018

Sarawak Report - Najib's Chicken Feed

Will Malays Buy Najib's Chicken Feed? 31 March 2018
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today launched the national level “Jimat Belanja Dapur” (Reducing grocery bills) programme implemented by the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority. He said the programme, which was similar to the “Jualan Sentuhan Rakyat” programme organised by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, benefited all strata of people nationwide by selling goods at cheaper prices compared to market prices. “Under the JBD programme, there are 27 items sold with cheaper prices of between five and 20 percent compared to market prices, for example, cabbage that is normally sold at RM3.50 per kg in the market is sold at RM2, eggs per package of RM11 is sold at RM8.50 here. “Even whole chicken is sold here for RM10, while the normal price is RM8 to RM9 per kg, we have many more items sold at cheap prices, and we hope more people get this benefit,” he said when launching the JBD programme in Pekan today…

The Hidden Healing Power of Sugar

The Hidden Healing Power of Sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds resistant to antibiotics.
By Clara Wiggins30 March 2018 As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky days, though, his father had enough money to buy something which stung the boy much less than salt: sugar. Murandu always noticed that sugar seemed to help heal wounds more quickly than no treatment at all. So he was surprised when, having been recruited to come to work as a nurse for the UK’s National Health System (NHS) in 1997, he found that sugar wasn’t being used in any official capacity. He decided to try to change that. Now, Murandu’s idea finally is being taken seriously. A senior lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Wolverhampton, Murandu completed an initialpilot studyfocussed on sugar’s applications in wound h…

Sarawalk Report - "Fake News" Defined

Salleh Just Defined "Fake News"! 30 March 2018
Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak has denied that the anti-fake news law is aimed at silencing debate on the 1MDB. “But this is not true. There is nothing to stop anyone from debating or talking about 1MDB,” Salleh said in a blog posting this morning in response to critics. However, he said, the issue is when a person spreads false information as “news” and “facts”. “For example, we keep hearing ‘news’ that RM42 billion of 1MDB’s money has ‘disappeared’ into thin air when this has been officially explained and proven false. “The bigger issue here is to deal with the irresponsible spread of such fake ‘news’ and ‘facts’, which applies to many other situations in our lives,” he added. Salleh pointed out that when a lie is repeated many times, the people believe it to be the truth. Source:Salleh Just Defined "Fake News"! Comment The Communications Minister himself has now confirmed what everyone has …

What Google and Facebook know about you

What Google and Facebook know about you An expert has investigated the data that two internet companies possess and warns others on extent of privacy intrusion. 18 hours ago A technical consultant probes data Facebook and Google have on him [Reuters] MORE ONSCIENCE & TECHNOLOGYBuilding Wakanda: Africa's search for the next EinsteintodayAstronomers discover 'impossible' galaxy without dark mattertoday

Sarawak Report - End the Shame (M'sia)

End The Shame! 28 March 2018
As an outraged yellow crowd of protestors rallied outside the Parliament today, the rest of the world was waking up to Najib’s shameless display of unabashed and blatant vote-rigging. One veteran Malaysia-watcher in the UK Parliament, Ann Clywd MP (who exploded the Arms for Aid scandal involving Najib when Minister of Defence), immediately submitted the following three questions, tabled this afternoon: Rt Hon Ann Clwyd MP has tabled the following written questions today: – To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office what assessment he has made of the political situation in Malaysia in the run-up to general elections this year.
– To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office whether his Department has made an assessment of the impacts of proposed electoral boundary changes in Malaysia.
– To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office whether he or his officials have made or will make rep…

Cell tower radiation confirmed to cause cancer in animals

Cell tower radiation confirmed to cause cancer in animals (Natural News) It’s not surprising that so many people have cancer nowadays. Carcinogens are in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. We might be able to control what we choose to eat and drink, but the invisible dangers you’re exposed to in your daily life are another story entirely. If you happen to live within range of a cell phone tower, the news is grim: Another study can now be added to the growing pile of evidence linking cell phone tower radiation with cancer. Researchers from the respectedRamazzini Institutehave released the results of asweeping lifetime studythat involved exposing lab animals to environmental levels of radiation from cell towers. Their findings not only supported those of the U.S. National Toxicology Program that linked the radiation to a rare heart cancer in male rats known as Schwannoma of the heart, but they also discovered a higher incidence ofmalignant brain tumorsin female…

Defeat the EC redelineation efforts by turning up to VOTE BN out of office

Wong’s offer to pay fine for breaking embargo declinedUpdated 13 hours ago · Published on 27 Mar 2018 7:14PM ·0 comments A Chin Huat of Engage says he is prepared to pay the RM1,000 fine for breaking the embargo on the redelineation report if Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia changes his mind. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Farhan Nazmi, March 27, 2018. THE offer made by a member of electoral reform pressure group to pay RM1,000 for breaking the embargo on the redelineation report was declined. Wong Chin Huat of Engage said he had met with Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia's secretary Ali Zulfakar Zainal who said what he did had nothing to do with the Parliament. "Ali declined my offer and said that it has nothing to do with the Parliament (as I did it outside the Parliament), hence the question of a fine doesn't arise. "I thanked him and am prepared to pay if the speaker changes his mind. I was accompanied by two parliamentarians, Sim (Tze Tzin) from Ba…