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Orang Kristian juga berjasa pada Islam

Orang Kristian juga berjasa pada Islam

HARI Krismas menjelang tiba. Saya dapat merasakan kemeriahannya walaupun saya sedang berada di bandar Lumajang di Jawa Timur, yang jauh dari Jakarta. Di tepi-tepi jalan kelihatan ada yang menjual bahan-bahan perhiasan untuk pokok Krismas. Memandangkan 90% penduduk bandar ini adalah orang Islam, maka saya pun bertanya pada pasangan suami-isteri Muslim yang agak berumur sama ada [...]

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Labour Dept to punish maid abusers

PUTRAJAYA, 27 Oct 2009: Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S Subramaniam has directed the Labour Department to coordinate with the authorities in prosecuting employers found to have abused their maids. “We will do everything we can to support the authorities as they take legal action against those involved,” he said in a statement here today. [...]

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Power, politicians and brutality

Power, politicians and brutality

FOR a region that prides itself for its so-called Asian values, we in Southeast Asia don’t seem to practise what we preach. We talk about how the region’s peoples are peace-loving, but we forget — and we continue to erase and forget — the historical fact that Southeast Asia has been one of the world’s [...]

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Suspicious motorbike destroyed at Asean meet

PHUKET, 23 July 2009: Thai security forces destroyed a motorcycle found about 300m from the venue of the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) as a precaution after authorities could not locate the owner. First Regional Army Commander Gen Lt Kanit Sapitak said: “We found the motorcycle at about 9am at a no-park area. The area was [...]

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Nine die from bomb explosions in Jakarta

JAKARTA, 17 July 2009: Nine people died in the bomb explosions at the JW Marriott Hotel and Ritz Carlton Hotel in the Mega Kuning commercial area here today, said Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Security, Widodo AS. He said the explosions within two minutes of each other, happened at 7.45am and 7.47am. “These were highly-explosive bombs,” [...]

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Asean Charter comes into force

JAKARTA, 15 Dec 2008: Malaysia, buoyed by the launch of the Asean Charter, is committed to making certain changes in the country, in line with the provisions of the charter towards creating the Asean Socio-Cultural, Economic, and Politico-Security Communities. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said Malaysia was relieved that the charter containing 55 [...]

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