Overcrowded skies, risks high

The sheer volume of flights in the skies over Southeast Asia is putting pressure on outdated air traffic control and on pilots to take risky unilateral action in crises such as that possibly faced by AirAsia flight QZ8501. Pilots who have flown the Indonesia to Singapore route say it’s not unusual for delays to requests to increase altitude to avoid bad weather —…

Court of appeal dismisses Jawi’s appeal

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi)’s appeal against the High Court’s decision to quash its raid and seizure of books by Canadian author Irshad Manji at Borders book store, Bernama reported. The Home Ministry banned the book ‘Allah, Liberty and Love’ on June 14, three weeks after Jawi…

1MDB sets the record straight

Statement by Tan Sri Dato Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1MDB As the Chairman of the Board of Directors of 1MDB, I have viewed with surprise recent statements, both in the media and by certain individuals, suggesting that the company has failed to respond to various questions that have been…

Tech More: The Telegraph China Apple Tech Tim Cook Speaks Out About Horrifying Documentary Showing Apple’s Working Conditions In China

Here is an example of a brand casualty that was repaired through an immediate planned programme of public relations action. Rhiannon Williams from The Telegraph has the story .. Tim Cook is “deeply offended” by the BBC’s allegations that Apple mistreats workers in its Chinese factories where the company’s iPhones and iPads are assembled. The BBC’s…

BFM – Boleh Fikir Mendalam?

Business radio station BFM 89.9 happily plays on the acronym of its radio brand. Each day BFM would be heard as Brilliant Financial Moves, Bribe Free Malaysian or Busy Finding Money. Or even seen on the back of car windscreens, Brake Faster Machai. There are countless. And their creativity even extends into Bahasa Malaysia when…

Money Logging – a work of fiction?

Money Logging by Lukas Straumann takes us on a circumventing journey of the timber trail that spans the continents around the globe. As a historian and fervent campaigner for the Bruno Manser Fund, the author has dilgently and methodically tracked the massive forest destruction that has scratched the face of earth. We are introduced to…

Money Logging fails to deliver despite the hype

There has been immense hype for this book. And while many may be clamouring for a copy, the sale effort does not match the marketing effort. Hard PR work has been put in by the author Lukas Straumann with several media statements issued, news conferences held and road shows organised. Even a radio show appearance…

Foreign activists focus attack on Sarawak

Analysis of the campaigns of the foreign opposition to the governments of Abdul Taib Mahmud and Adenan Satem. In the last few years, the Sarawak government of Abdul Taib Mahmud has been defined by two issues.  The ambitious plans for industrial and agricultural development, with the rather ugly name SCORE, and the powerful, almost manic…

Ontario detectives Cullen Johnson and Elaine White jailed in the U.S.

  Pair who pleaded guilty in international scheme still face fraud charges in Ontario. Private investigator Elaine White was convicted of money laundering in an international scheme, while private investigator Cullen Johnson was sentenced to prison for his role in an international fraud scheme. By: Kevin DonovanInvestigations,Published on Fri Jan 17 2014 Two Canadian private…

International campaign against Taib

Information emerging from what would otherwise be a domestic dispute in the religious courts is pointing the finger at a major international scandal and conspiracy to influence Malaysian politics. In the last few years the mysteriously funded, foreign run Sarawak Report had picked up on every possible piece of gossip and political scandal that it…