Malaysiakini - Uproar as motion on Palestine is rejected
Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Ronald Kiandee rejected an emergency motion by Puad Zarkashi (BN-Batu Pahat) to debate the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Puad said it was important to discuss yesterday’s decision by the Israeli government to seal off the Gaza Strip again, after Palestinians launched rockets over southern Israel.
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim later told reporters that he was disappointed with the decision, as Muslims have a special interest in the issue.
kaytee comment: I support Puad and Anwar ;-)
Malaysiakini - Why I defend migrant workers
“Migrants are human beings. They have the same rights as all of us,” so said Irene Fernandez when asked why she has dedicated her life to helping foreign workers whom Malaysians have invited into our country, and for some, into our homes.
“They are here for the good life we have and we have a responsibility to protect them while they are in our country. We are accountable for what we do to them."
kaytee comment: … which has been why I love this fantastic lady!
'Reduce dependence on foreign labour'
MCA deputy president Dr Chua Soi Lek today slammed the government for not having a clear policy on foreign workers in the country.
According to him, the government should take immediate measures to reduce the more than 400,000 foreign workers in the country by 2010, as announced by Deputy Minister Najib Abdul Razak in his Budget 2009 RM7 billion stimulus package.
kaytee comment: good advice, Chua!
Alcohol ban: Trouble brewing in Pakatan
It seems PAS is pushing for the ban. DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua reminded PAS that Selangor was ruled by a joint government and the Islamic party only controls eight of the 36 state seats won by Pakatan Rakyat in the March 8 polls.
"Therefore, any attempts by Selangor PAS to flex its muscles without due regard to its fellow coalition partners would be deemed as arrogant and uncooperative," he said in a statement today.
The Petaling Jaya Utara MP also warned that such a move would move would only serve to weaken the governing coalition.
kaytee comment: hoe liao, Tony!
PM: Yoga for exercise can go ahead
kaytee comment: well said, Datuk