Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

Want 1Malaysia? Rid ‘race’ on gov’t forms

Selangor exco member Teresa Kok has challenged the Najib administration to abolish the ‘race’ column on all government forms to prove its sincerity in attaining 1Malaysia’s goals.

In a statement today, Kok said that having this requirement on government forms discourages Malaysians from identifying themselves as simply Malaysians. Read the rest of this entry


One billion people disabled, first global report finds

World Health Organisation says disabled people more likely to be denied healthcare and less likely to find work

The proportion of disabled people is rising and now represents 1 billion people – 15% of the global population – according to the first official global report on disability.

An ageing population and an increase in chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, mean the proportion has grown from an estimated 10% in the 1970s. Read the rest of this entry

Wikileaks: Malaysian firm tried to buy China missile parts

KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — A Malaysian company with links to Iran tried to buy gyroscopes used for guiding missiles from China, according to a leaked United States diplomatic cable.

According to the cable released by whistleblower website Wikileaks, the US Department of State asked China in December 2009 to block the sale of TRS-500 gyroscopes from China firm VibTel Industrial to Electronics Component Limited (ECL). Read the rest of this entry