Wednesday, 31 January 2007
17 victims of war crimes (torture, rape and abuse) from countries like Iraq and Palestine whom never had their crimes tried by law nor acknowledged by their respective governments will be attending the peaces conference. Members of the conference will then decide if these crimes will be tried by the tribunal.
World public figures like George Bush could be tried for their war crimes and would be given time for their defence through their embassies. Of course, even if found guilty, there will not be any prosecution but would warrant international public acknowledgement of their guilt, depending on the success of this tribunal.
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal would not be supported by any governments of the world, including government of its birth place, Malaysia. It is an independent non-government organisation.
Lastly, the formation of this tribunal reminds me of the popular "Justice League" cartoon. I truly hope this will truly stand for justice for people of the world.
More info on Star Online's "Mahathir to launch war crimes tribunal".
Tuesday, 30 January 2007
CAUTION: Nudity is present in this video. Please do not proceed if you find this offensive or against the law(s) of your country.
As mentioned in the article, the truth is lots of tiny motors working - pulling strings and mechanical switches that release metal plates. Quoting 2D3D director Rob Edkins, "There was a huge amount of stuff going on beneath the clothes."
- Time with family and relatives
- Photographic opportunity!
More on Star Online's report: "Traders warned not to sell controlled items above approved prices"
Malaysian budget airline "tycoon" (tycoon and budget do mix!) Datuk Fernandes will begin to roll out financial products and services for the budget market through his company, Tune Money Sdn. Bhd. Budget market? Yup... the concept is to deliver the products and services via the internet, therefore eliminating agents.
Rumoured to be modelled against the US' Virgin Money's which I have no idea about. Anyone care to elaborate?
And let's wait and see for more updates! :)
Monday, 29 January 2007
Hehehehehe... check it out here: RETOUCHE PHOTO RETOUCHING (Flash player required)
Copyright of photos belong to owner of the Retouche Photo Retouching website. Photos are for illustration purposes only.
However, it is disheartening to learn from a Star Online article that someone or some people donated 300 boxes of expired instant noodles (since October 2006).
Malaysian Red Crescent Society director of operations Mohd Kamal Omar: “They are already victims of circumstances, there is no need to worsen the situation.”
Sunday, 28 January 2007
- I have not put up any photos in my Flickr site and my friends have started making noise
- I have not taken photos for quite some time now...
- Taking photos is very therapeutic
- Flowers are nice
- Damn, I can't think of more than 5 reasons... I should have just continued sleeping. :P
And of course, this wouldn't be complete without the photo of the winning float... which reminds me of the frustration I faced:
- People standing in front of me blocks my view (this is understandable when they arrived at the spot earlier, but so many would shove and push)
- Security personnels standing right in front... grrr...
- The people standing behind liked to push
- The people already standing right in the front still found the need to raise their cameras above their heads (!!?!??!)
The winning float from Pulau Pinang (with a few security personnel):
Well, he most likely did not notice, but Iraq is really not part of the United States... so what gives him the right to make any decisions at all? Tsk, tsk, tsk...
Updated Sunday, 28 January 2007:
Wow, I was shocked when I came across this news article from Reuters titled "Bush address draws 45.5 million US TV Viewers"! No wonder he still won the second term he is serving now. Or maybe the viewers tune in just to see if he hit his head some where and was changing his stand on internal policies... Oooooh... tens of thousands protest about the Iraq war. They want the US troops to come home: "Tens of thousands demand US get out of Iraq".
Wednesday, 24 January 2007
Updated Monday, 29 January 2007:
Star Online has an article on this in their TechCentral.
Tuesday, 23 January 2007
KUALA LUMPUR: A legal fund will soon be set up to provide financial assistance for bloggers who face legal action, such as the defamation suits by the New Straits Times Press (M) Sdn Bhd (NSTP) against bloggers Jeff Ooi and Ahirudin Attan.
Speaking at a press conference held by the Centre of Independent Journalism (CIJ) here Tuesday, Ooi said the legal fund was an initiative made by fellow bloggers and would be taken care of by people with good reputations.
"The proceeds will not only be used to protect bloggers against suits but also to provide training workshops in the field of investigative journalism for bloggers, subject to the approval of the trustees."
According to Ahirudin, possible trustees for the fund include the former Prime Minister’s daughter Marina Mahathir and former NSTP group editor-in-chief A. Kadir Jasin.
Ooi added that the unprecedented move by NSTP to sue bloggers had created a climate of fear in the blogosphere but had also provided opportunities for positive ramifications.
On Thursday, the court is to hear an interparte application for an injunction on Ahirudin, while Ooi’s interparte application hearing will be on Jan 30.
Ooi, who also has an exparte injunction against him to remove allegedly defamatory postings on his Screenshots blog, described the case as the first time in Malaysian history that ownership of "opinion space" was being subjected to a court of law.
So... so... so... a legal action meant to stop certain blogging just encouraged more blogging. Yay!