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  Zaid schools Hadi on ‘real groups without integrity’
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PETALING JAYA: In a jibe against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, former federal minister Zaid Ibrahim has listed examples of politicians without integrity, including those who preach Islamic governance without being willing to make meaningful changes.

Zaid was responding to Hadi’s Facebook post, which stated that Umno and Pakatan Harapan had no integrity regardless of whether or not they won the majority of the seats in Parliament in the upcoming general election.

Zaid, in return, said in a Facebook post: “The best example of politicians with no integrity include those who use Covid-19 as an excuse to remain in power through the proclamation of emergency.

“Other examples include those using government power to ‘persuade’ MPs to jump parties, using government funds without prior approval in Parliament, and those speaking on reforms and Islamic governance, but are not willing to make ‘structural’ or thorough changes in the country’s system, in line with the requirements of a democratic country.”

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  Are Tech billionaires focusing on the right areas?
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Tech billionaires are obsessed with climate change — but some question if they’re focusing on the right areas
  • Broadly speaking, the world’s three richest tech billionaires are all trying to develop new technologies that can reduce the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.
  • It’s widely known that trees are among the most efficient carbon-capture machines on earth.
  • Trees and reforestation, however, are relatively low down on the tech billionaire agenda list. 


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Climate change appears to be high on the agenda for tech billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates but some are questioning whether they’re focusing their efforts on the right areas.

Broadly speaking, the three richest tech billionaires — who rank in the top five richest people on the planet — are all trying to develop new technologies that can reduce the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.

Musk is largely focused on funding carbon capture technologies, Gates is particularly bullish on nuclear energy, and Bezos has created a dedicated “Bezos Earth fund.” All of them believe that technology has a major role to play in tackling climate change and they’re doing their utmost to ensure they’re pushing the boundaries when it comes to climate tech.

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  What ‘energy transition’? Global fossil fuel use is accelerating!
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What ‘energy transition’? Global fossil fuel use is accelerating and set to get even worse
  • Policymakers are under intensifying pressure to deliver on promises made as part of the Paris Agreement ahead of this year’s COP26, due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in early November.
  • Yet, even as politicians and business leaders publicly acknowledge the necessity of transitioning to a low-carbon society, hopes of limiting global warming — and meeting a crucial global target — are quickly deteriorating.
  • “It is absolutely the case that the transition is moving too slowly from the climate perspective, but what is important to recognize is that it is primarily a matter of political will and economic choices,” Carroll Muffett, chief executive at the Center for International Environmental Law, told CNBC.


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LONDON — The world’s dependency on fossil fuels is likely to get even worse in the coming decades, exacerbating the risk of a climate catastrophe as world leaders and CEOs repeatedly tout their commitment to the so-called “energy transition.”

Policymakers are under intensifying pressure to deliver on promises made as part of the Paris Agreement ahead of this year’s COP26, due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in early November.

Yet, even as politicians and business leaders publicly acknowledge the necessity of transitioning to a low-carbon society, hopes of limiting global warming — and meeting a crucial global target — are quickly deteriorating.

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  Guan Eng wants ‘millions’ in defamation claim against blogger
Posted by: superadmin - 11 hours ago - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today set May 25 to deliver its decision on the quantum of damages to be awarded to former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng in his defamation lawsuit against blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin over allegations of corruption in the state’s undersea tunnel project.

Judicial commissioner Mohd Arief Emran Arifin fixed the date for the decision, which will be delivered through Zoom, after hearing Lim’s testimony and submission from his lawyer, Simon Murali.

Lim had obtained a default judgment against Raja Petra last year after the blogger failed to enter his appearance in court.

His legal team also applied to the court for substitute service in which notices of the suit were published in three newspapers. Raja Petra failed to respond to these by Feb 10, 2020, leading to Lim filing for a judgment in default.


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  Tough to avoid seat clashes but not impossible, says PAS
Posted by: superadmin - 11 hours ago - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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PETALING JAYA: While acknowledging that it would be quite difficult to avoid clashes among allies in the 15th general election (GE15), PAS remains optimistic that it can be achieved as long as negotiations are kept open.

PAS information chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad said the party wanted to give Umno the space to resolve certain “issues” that had hindered negotiations, especially after its decision to cut ties with PPBM.

“We still have a relationship with PPBM and Muafakat Nasional (MN). That’s why we have certain things that we want to resolve first before negotiating seat allocations,” he told FMT.

Kamaruzaman dismissed the perception that PAS was no longer negotiating seats with Umno, saying it was crucial for a resolution to be reached to avoid seat clashes in GE15.


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  Apple will launch new products on April 20
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 10:59 AM - Forum: Hand Phones, Tablets and OS - No Replies

New York (CNN Business)Apple is set to host its first product launch of the year next week, and it's expected to announce updates to its iPad Pro, iPad mini and AirPods lines.

The company on Tuesday sent out press invitations for a virtual event -- with the tagline "Spring Loaded" -- that will take place on Tuesday, April 20, at its Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Apple's Siri had actually revealed the date ahead of the official announcement, giving it as an answer to users who asked when the company will host its next big product launch.

Apple (AAPL) is expected to introduce a refresh to its iPad lineup: an updated iPad Pro with a super-bright LED display and a redesigned iPad mini with smaller bezels and a larger display, according to Bloomberg. The company is also reportedly readying its next-generation AirPods 3, featuring a design more in line with its higher-end AirPods Pro, along with spatial audio support and touch controls.



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  The Welshman who mailed himself home from Australia in a box
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 10:41 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

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(CNN) — He'd only just arrived in Australia from Wales, but teenager Brian Robson quickly realized that he'd made a big mistake by emigrating to the other side of the world.

Unfortunately the homesick 19-year-old didn't have the money to cover the cost of abandoning the assisted passage immigration scheme he'd traveled with in 1964, as well as his return flight home.

After realizing his options were pretty limited, Robson, from Cardiff, hatched a plan to smuggle himself onto a plane in a small box and travel back in the cargo hold.

Now, over 50 years after the extremely risky journey that saw his picture splashed across newspapers around the world, Robson is hoping to track down his old friends John and Paul -- two Irishman who nailed down the crate and sent him on his way.

"The last I spoke to John and Paul was when one of them tapped the side of the box and said 'You OK,'" he tells CNN Travel. "I said 'yes' and they said 'Good luck.' I'd love to see them again."

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  Egypt impounds Ever Given ship over $900 million Suez Canal compensation bill
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 10:32 AM - Forum: Business, Economy and Investment - No Replies

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(CNN Business)Egyptian authorities have seized a massive cargo ship which blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week last month, amid a dispute over financial damages, the state-run Al Ahram news outlet said on Tuesday.

An Egyptian court ordered the vessel's Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha, to pay $900 million in compensation as a result of losses inflicted when the Panamanian-flagged Ever Given prevented marine traffic from transiting through the vital global trade waterway.

The hefty bill also includes maintenance fees and the costs of the rescue operation, Al Ahram reported.



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  PN accused of failure to tackle graft
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 10:19 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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PETALING JAYA: Economist and former civil servant Ramon Navaratnam has questioned Perikatan Nasional’s commitment to fighting corruption in the civil service, saying it has shown no political will to do so after being in power for more than a year.

Commenting on the recent crackdowns on syndicates in the civil service, he said it was time for structural changes in the public sector, but this required radical reforms.

He said the rising national deficit and debts and political instability were taking Malaysia to a tipping point and the country would be in serious trouble if nothing was done immediately.

Navaratnam was once deputy secretary-general of the treasury and he has also been head of Transparency International-Malaysia.


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  Analysts see crack in DAP widening
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 10:09 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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PETALING JAYA: Political analysts see the recent spat between DAP leaders as a sign that a crack in the party is widening, particularly over the question of cooperation with Malay-based parties.

They say the party’s English-educated leaders don’t see eye to eye with their Chinese-educated colleagues.


Kenneth Cheng of Agora Society, a loose network of intellectuals, told FMT the division had in fact become apparent soon after Pakatan Harapan fell from power. He said one of the disagreements was over how to get back into power.

A news report yesterday quoted DAP central committee member Ronnie Liu as saying the party should not degrade itself just to gain Malay support and did not have to “dilute its Chineseness” just because of criticism from political enemies.


Two prominent DAP members – MPs Hannah Yeoh and Tony Pua – denounced Liu for his remarks.

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