Malaysian opposition gains in elections, conquers four new state legislatures

Monday, March 10, 2008 The elections in Malaysia have resulted in gains by opposition parties. The ruling Barisan National (BN) Coalition’s fraction has fallen below two thirds (The requisite supermajority to amend the constitution), while still maintaining an absolute majority to mass its legislation. The elections, held on the March 8, were for the Parliament of Malaysia and all the state legislatures, except that of Sarawak. Opposition parties defeated the BN in five of theContinue reading


British National Fingerprint Database begins without parliamentary consultation

Sunday, April 17, 2005Starting in 2006, HM passport service of Britain will begin use of biometric chips in the issuance of passports. Essential to this scheme is the creation of a central database for passport holders that contains fingerprint and biometric data. This database, along with fingerprinting facilities, will be shared by the controversial Identity Card scheme. The UK Passport Service is a royal prerogative, meaning the proposals do not require parliamentary approval. Critics sayContinue reading


Australian refugee contractor accused of breaching its duty of care

Friday, December 30, 2005 Contents 1 Richard Niyonsaba 2 Denial of food 3 Background and Criticisms 4 Sources The Australian Centre for Languages, a company which has a multi-million dollar contract with the Australian government to provide refugee services, has been accused of breaching its duty of care following the death of a chronically ill child and allegations of failing to provide three women in their care with food. Retrieved from “”


UK government loses personal information of 25 million people

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling announced to a shocked House of Commons today that two password-protected — but not encrypted — computer disks containing the entire Child Benefit database have been lost in transit between the offices of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Washington, Tyne & Wear and the National Audit Office (NAO) in London, in what has been described as “one of the world’s biggest IDContinue reading


Search And Book The Best And Affordable Convention Centers &Amp; Hotels

Here’s An Opinion On: The National Wine Centre Parking Search and book the best and affordable convention centers & hotels by tanninglotioncenter A convention hotel is basically designed for organizing trade shows and corporate events with adequate conference and display facilities. People seeking a convention center and hotel nearby to it, can easily get the best option on the web. The Internet has enabled online searching and booking in a very easy way. There areContinue reading

Three cities submit bids for 2020 Summer Olympics

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland, three cities, Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid, submitted their official bid books to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as part of their efforts to secure the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics for their cities. The books contain each city’s plans for the Games as they relate to key hosting aspects such as venues, budgets, financial guarantees, security, accommodations, and transportation. These are scheduled to be made public today.Continue reading


US Senate finance committee to vote on health care bill

Friday, October 9, 2009 US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said that the Senate Finance Committee will vote on a sweeping health care reform bill next Tuesday. US President Barack Obama has made clear that extending health insurance coverage to as many Americans as possible is his top domestic priority. Republican lawmakers, however, are still overwhelmingly opposed to the bill, saying it is too expensive and would expand the role of government in people’sContinue reading


Improve Your Employment Prospects With A Blepharoplasty

Here’s An Opinion On: What Is Hyperhidrosis byadmin It’s no secret that the employment market is as tough as it’s ever been. The rise in flexible working practices means that the days when people could expect a job for life with a single company are long gone. Today’s job market is a tough one, so it makes sense to ensure you do all that you can to remain ahead of the game and maximize yourContinue reading

Man charged in vehicle death of Michigan woman

Monday, July 11, 2005 Thomas Charles Damron, aged 22, was charged in the death of 18 year old Kathryn Sutherland, killed Saturday afternoon in a four-car crash Saturday afternoon near Romeo, Michigan. Damron, arraigned Monday afternoon, was charged with operating a vehicle with the presence of drugs causing death, possession of marijuana, and negligent homicide. Preliminary investigations indicate that Damron crashed into the rear of another vehicle starting a chain reaction that ultimately led toContinue reading