The United Nations Headquarters in NYC

The United Nations Headquarters in NYC
... Credit: United Nations 1 by thenails on Flickr, UN 2 by plusgood on Flickr, UN 3 by USAID_IMAGES on Flickr. Tags: architecture, Attractions, government, history, politics, top-feature ...
March 1st, 2011 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: architecture, Attractions, government, history, politics, top-feature

Suhakam: A human right body that has no right

When Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (Suhakam) was formed by the Malaysian government 10 years ago, a lot of Malaysians were hopeful. Although many were sceptical on its ability to function due to its limited power, at least there was an organization which could help fight for human rights in Malaysia. 10 years after, Suhakam proved to be almost a total failure despite having done a lot during the last 10 years. It has done a lot of things but had achieved nothing. What a sorry state of a human right...
September 9th, 2009 | Che | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: government, Suhakam

MACC…. another failure for 1Malaysia?

... scandal by Khalid Ibrahim but until today, nothing is done to prosecute Khalid Ibrahim. The latest MACC’s investigation into Selangor State government’s Exco on the use of state funds in their respective constituencies is another example of MACC’s 1Malaysia-Opposition anti-corruption body. This time, luck is not on MACC’s side when Teo Beng Hock was found dead within MACC building’s vicinity. The opposition now demanded an explanation from MACC but many doubt a satisfactory...
July 19th, 2009 | Che | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: government, MACC

PKFZ: A total failure

... don’t hold your breath expecting some heads will be on the chopping block so soon. You know what I mean. Image credit: Malaysiakini Tags: government, PKFZ ...
May 28th, 2009 | Che | Read More | Comments: 0
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LCCT Labu: Ada udang di sebalik mee

... LCCT terminal (in Labu, known as KLIA@East) no one really needs. The airport is surely more for Sime Darby than for Malaysians. It looks like the government is compelled to give something to Sime Darby and this appears like it must be done ASAP…. an I-owe-you or a parting gift from some one before March 2009 deadline perhaps? It is interesting how the government, AirAsia and Sime Darby had initialy positioned this project as merely a low cost terminal when it is in fact a full fledge airport...
January 13th, 2009 | Che | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: AirAsia, government, LCCT, Sime Darby, travel

Sydney Pays More for Tolls, Parking, and Ferries

The New South Wales government has just introduced toll increases that are set to slug tourists and Sydney residents alike. From February it will cost $4, or one dollar more, to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak times. But it gets worse. Once you get into the CBD, parking fees are also going to go up. Of course you can avoid some of the rate rises if you travel in off peak periods. But we’re all going to feel the pinch of those increased parking prices. Public...
November 11th, 2008 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ferries, government, increases, News, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Sydney-Harbour-Bridge, tolls