The DAP-led govt. should make Penanag a Chinese stronghold by encouraging mass migration of Chinese from other parts of Malaysia. It will entrench the DAP-led govt as well as provide a congenial home for the much discriminated Chinese in Malaysia.
The economic sector will have to be expanded through FDI, among others, including tourism. Penanag has the potential to be another Singapore.
How realistic will it be for 300,000 people to be living in these reclaimed islands in a few decades when it took 200 years for Penang Island’s population to reach the present 800,000 people? Why is the Penang state government not questioning these results?
Source: Penang Transport Master Plan – A scandal in the making? | Free Malaysia Today
The Agong is nothing but a puppet of UMNO so he will do nothing. He, like the rest of the sultans, depend on the UMNO-led govt. for lucrative contracts for themselves and their families.
Following dismissal of the judicial case review, former opposition leader’s only option for freedom now is a royal pardon.
Source: Federal Court rejects Anwar’s final attempt at freedom | Free Malaysia Today
Meanwhile, Khalid also attacked the traditional Malay attire worn by Nik Mohamad Abduh and several other PAS leaders during the first day of the PAS Youth muktamar.
“One sign of a drunk person is that he thinks he is living in a different time.“We are in the 21st century but you come to a formal event dressed like a Malay warrior from the 14th century. This person is drunk,” he exclaimed.
Source: PAS, not Amanah made up of ‘drunks’, Khalid snaps | Free Malaysia Today
So far, at least seven pieces of debris recovered from islands and the coast of East Africa have been confirmed as coming from MH370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014.There were 239 people on board including six Australians.The underwater search for the fuselage in the Southern Indian Ocean is now down to just one vessel.
Source: MH370 families’ win fight for court documents | The Courier-Mail
Princess Deokhye (Son Ye-Jin) was the last princess of Korea.
Under Japanese colonial rule, she is taken to Japan as a hostage. With the era’s harsh conditions, she struggles to maintain the hope of the Korean people. Jang-Han (Park Hae-Il) is a fighter for Korean independence. His mission is to bring Princess Deokhye back to South Korea and he also loves her.
Source: The Last Princess (Korean Movie) – AsianWiki
This month, Chinese women have been showing-off their armpit hair as part of an online campaign. Yuan Ren explains why, for them, it’s not a feminist statement
Source: Chinese women don’t shave their body hair. Here’s why – Telegraph
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It is actually 51 episodes and overall I enjoyed the drama but the ending sucks. I would have preferred to see Ok Nyeo live in the palace, as a princess, and married to Tae Won. She could still supervise the legal aid from there. Instead, there she was, running around in middle class clothes handling court cases.
What a bummer! Otherwise I would have enjoyed it 99%.
Time to check back in with MBC’s upcoming “adventure sageuk” drama Flower in Prison, for which we now have a handful of teasers. It’s not the kind of drama that usually captures my interest, in that it’s 51 episodes and on the weekends (weekend sageuks have a different flavor from the flashier, more fusion-styled ones […]
Source: Adventure, revenge, and secrets in Flower in Prison » Dramabeans Korean drama recaps
The poll found that the 70-year-old New York tycoon was leading among white men, whites without a college degree, and elderly citizens. Ms Clinton leads among women, African Americans and younger voters, and she has an edge among whites with a college degree. Meanwhile, RealClearPolitics, which collates all polls, says that the lead is more modest – just 1.8 per cent.
Source: Election polls latest 2016: Final surveys show Hillary Clinton leading ahead of Donald Trump | The Independent
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This drama really portrayed King Myeongjong in a very bad light. While his people were being killed and tortured, all he did was lie in bed, after having threatened to abdicate.
He had good people, like OK-Nyeo, around him but being weak, not in the physical sense since he was sickly, he could not turn things around quickly enough. He lacked the ruthlessness to become an effective king.
History also told us that he had only one consort who bore him a prince which died young. Strange that he had no concubines to bear him more sons. Maybe he had weak sperm count and could not easily produce children since he had only one child with his Queen.
I think Myeongjong was among the worst kings in Korean history. They all sucked anyway but he was among the worst.
Recap by Campus Connection
Taking advantage of the King’s weakened condition, Lord Yoon tortures all those who have been arrested, including Sung Ji Heon and Chief Kang.
The soldiers put up wanted posters of Ok Nyeo and Tae Won all over the capital; they also raid Sosoru.
The King visits the ailing Queen Mother in her quarters; while there, he remembers his youthful days as a King with the Queen Mother acting as regent.
While Jung Nan Jung and Lord Yoon plan how to protect themselves, Ok Nyeo and Tae Won ask Gong Jae Myung and the merchants to gather all of their fighting men.
Ok Nyeo asks the damo at the Queen Mother’s quarters to give through Lady Han a letter for the King. But on her way to see Lady Han, the damo is recognized and accosted by the Queen Mother’s bodyguard.