A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong, 衙前围 (Nga Tsin Wei), is being destroyed to make way for urban development!
Feb02

A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong, 衙前围 (Nga Tsin Wei), is being destroyed to make way for urban development!

A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong — the last of its kind — will be destroyed to make way for development in what critics say is another nail in the coffin for the city’s cultural heritage. On a chilly morning, around 20 remaining residents of Nga Tsin Wai, an ancient settlement in the heart of bustling Kowloon, despondently packed their belongings before the wrecking ball arrives in the coming days....

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North Korea setting their own Time Zone, moving clock back 30 mins and calling it “Pyongyang Time”
Aug07

North Korea setting their own Time Zone, moving clock back 30 mins and calling it “Pyongyang Time”

In China, the anniversary of Japan’s surrender from the Second World War will bring public holidays and a military parade that will shut down the city’s airport, one of the busiest on earth. In North Korea, people will wake up to a new time zone. The 70th anniversary of the end of fighting has prompted an outpouring of global remembrance – but nowhere are the plans more outsized than in Asia. The creation of “Pyongyang Time” by North...

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New York City pays Garner’s family $5.9 million to settle wrongful death suit!
Jul14

New York City pays Garner’s family $5.9 million to settle wrongful death suit!

New York City reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner on Monday, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve a wrongful-death claim over his killing by the police on Staten Island last July, the city comptroller and a lawyer for the family said. The agreement, reached a few days before the anniversary of Mr. Garner’s death, headed off one legal battle even as a federal inquiry into the killing and several others at the state...

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Don’t ask, don’t care: Pentagon ending discrimination against transgender
Jul14

Don’t ask, don’t care: Pentagon ending discrimination against transgender

  Leaders at the Pentagon are finalizing plans toward lifting the military’s ban on transgender service members, according to the Associated Press. U.S. officials say that Defense Secretary Ash Carter asked his personal undersecretary, Ben Carson, to develop a working group of senior military and civilian leaders who will look at the practical effects of allowing transgender military service. An announcement, which is...

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The ultimate personal opinion related to Shame On You Najib!
Jun06

The ultimate personal opinion related to Shame On You Najib!

  As a Malay, I’m a little hesitant to say what I need to say here. My focus is on the shame of our entire community, but generalisations sometimes miss specifics that may be important. I acknowledge that not all Malays share the same sentiments about everything, but I believe that in quite a number of ways, we are more alike than we’ll admit. So, alang-slang menyeluk pekasam, biar sampai ke pangkal lengan (if you’re dipping...

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Getting High With Style: 2,400 year old golden Bong discovered in Russia
May29

Getting High With Style: 2,400 year old golden Bong discovered in Russia

Two ‘bongs’ which were used by tribal chiefs to get high have been discovered in Russia. But rather than the cheap plastic things teenagers buy down the market, these bongs are made of solid gold. Archaeologists found thick black residue in the bongs, and determined that they were used to smoke cannabis and opium in a ceremonial setting. It is thought the impressive implements belonged to the Scythians, a nomadic warrior race who...

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Baltimore descends into unrest with riots sparking fires, shooting and looting after death of Freddie Gray!
Apr28

Baltimore descends into unrest with riots sparking fires, shooting and looting after death of Freddie Gray!

   Police and National Guard troops deployed across Baltimore on Tuesday after riots and looting shook the city. As people swept up broken glass and ashes, the governor vowed “overwhelming” law enforcement to keep the peace during the tense night ahead. “What happened last night is not going to happen again,” Gov. Larry Hogan told reporters. The city kept its schools closed and prepared for a curfew...

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Greece is a very sick patient ready to give up, preparing for bankruptcy!
Apr15

Greece is a very sick patient ready to give up, preparing for bankruptcy!

  A branch of the Bank of Greece is seen stained with red paint thrown by demonstrators during a protest in central Athens in 2010. Greece is getting ready to default on at least some of its debt payments, according to the Financial Times. The country has entered a pretty dire fiscal situation. It desperately needs to unlock bailout funds from its creditors, but progress negotiating that cash is shaky at best. If Athens...

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Sejarah Malaysia diubahsuai sesuka hati! | Inaccurate history at Muzium Negara (National Museum) of Malaysia!
Apr14

Sejarah Malaysia diubahsuai sesuka hati! | Inaccurate history at Muzium Negara (National Museum) of Malaysia!

  From John Doe  It’s one thing not-to-know. It’s quite another thing to pretend-to-know, and pretend “educate” the masses. I am referring to Muzium Negara. Yes, the newly renovated Muzium which cost the Taxpayers Millions of Dollars. I deliberately stopped there, during my very recent visit to Malaysia. I was aghast at some of the exhibits. This message goes out to En. Kamarul Baharin A. Kasim. Your Muzium may look pretty today,...

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Pictures you will not see on mainstream Malaysian media on the peaceful solidarity for jailed Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia – event on March 7, 2015 | Ramai orang turun je Sogo untuk perarakan solidariti untuk Anwar Ibrahim
Mar07

Pictures you will not see on mainstream Malaysian media on the peaceful solidarity for jailed Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia – event on March 7, 2015 | Ramai orang turun je Sogo untuk perarakan solidariti untuk Anwar Ibrahim

At least 8,000-10,000 people gathered peacefully in a solidarity with Anwar Ibrahim who was convicted of sodomy and was jailed for five years. Anwar previously spend 6 years in jail when found innocent and yet again in a show of kangaroo courts found guilty again after an appeal by the government. Anwar Ibrahim is the de facto leader of Malaysia PKR parti which gained a majority popular vote but lost the electoral vote to Barisan...

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Secret War Time Tunnel Rediscovered at Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur. Plans to convert into tourist attraction!
Jan20

Secret War Time Tunnel Rediscovered at Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur. Plans to convert into tourist attraction!

from PART of a secret tunnel, believed to be centuries old, stretching from Bukit Nanas to the Klang river bank has been found. The discovery of the 10-metre tunnel, used to store weapons, food and treasures, was made six months ago by a contractor hired by Kuala Lumpur City Hall during works to rectify a collapsed slope. The finding was kept under wraps  until last night. “We believe the tunnel is part of a labyrinth of underground...

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