Missed Information on H1N1

On 26th June 2009, RPK wrote:-

That is how Malaysia will solve the H1N1 problem. We shall give it a new name that is easier for Malay newsreaders to pronounce.

So, instead of calling it H1N1, we shall call it selsema babi. H1N1 is a mouthful to pronounce in Malay.

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Past Presidential Inaugurations

Interesting old photos…

Note: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln stands under cover at the center of Capitol steps during his inauguration in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1861. The scaffolding at upper right was used in construction of the Capitol dome. Image source: Denver Post

View more of the past presidential inaugurations photos here

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President Obama’s Inauguration Speech

(Image source: BBC)

Read the speech in full here…inspiring

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Porn Industry Needs Bailout

(When it comes to bailouts, rest assure that the public will be the one who get screwed. Image source: http://wcrnews.wordpress.com)

I never expected to see this but this is what CNN reported:-

Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.

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Showdown in Chennai?

From theStar: –

Malaysian Indian political leaders from both sides of the country’s political divide are heading to Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu in India this week to attend a conference which is likely to be an explosive affair.

Malaysian Indian political leaders from the MIC, DAP and PKR are heading for the southern Indian city to attend the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, better known as the Indian Diaspora Conference, starting Wednesday at the Chennai Trade Centre.

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Mumbai Massacre: Stories of Heroes

(Taj under seize! Image source: Financial Times)

Read this and tell me you are not impressive with the kind of sacrifices that people do to protect others under their care:-

Prashant Mangeshikar could be dead, one of more than a hundred victims of militant attacks across Mumbai landmarks, if it had not been for an employee at the Taj Mahal Hotel.

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Pretty Busy in Sri Lanka

First read these reports:-

One from Malaysiakini:-

Hundreds of MIC Youth members, party supporters and NGO representatives were bussed in from all over the country for the protest.

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9-11

(Image source: http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu)

From Wikipedia:-

Excluding the 19 hijackers, 2,974 people died in the attacks. Another 24 are missing and presumed dead. The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 90 different countries.

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Radovan Caught

(Image source: The Guardian)

Radovan Karadzic, Europe’s most wanted man, arrested for war crimes after 12 years on the run.

From The Guardian:-

The charge sheet includes the murder of nearly 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, after the supposedly UN-protected enclave fell to Bosnian Serb forces.

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Some Crazy Indians

(Motorcyclists dicing with death? Picture taken by my sister when she first visited India in 2005)

No offence intended but don’t you guys ever thought of wearing a safety helmet when you are riding a bike?

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