The New Straits Times quoted Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, the home affairs minister as saying on Sunday that the Bangladeshis come as students, only to work in low-paid menial jobs in the country. Rising economic prosperity has provided many Malaysians with white-collar jobs and low-paid positions are hard to fill.Underpaid, oversexed and over here
Saiful Islam, a spokesman for Radzi, said Bangladeshi workers were banned from Malaysia two years ago, mainly because they were creating "social problems" by entering into romantic liaisons with local women.
12-09-2001 All United Behind the AmericansRead the whole thing.
It is not really time for subtle reactions. We must stand as one behind the American people. The people who have fought so bravely for our freedom in the past. They did not wonder how the Europeans could have messed up so much in the 30’ties. They just got here and fought for our freedom.
After yesterdays’ terror we can not do any different than show our solidarity. Jointly in immense sorrow and the bewilderment we will soon have to strike back in appropriate retaliatory measure. That retaliation should represent our norms and values at the highest level. Our western constitutional state in all its articulations will have to state our case.
Moreover, we cannot escape from putting up the barriers to carry out and protect the norms and values of our Western and modern world. A cold war to Islam, the largest threat to world peace, is inevitable. A cold war which we will have to conduct within our own societies.
Parliament has challenged the president on other issues, most notably by rejecting three successive candidates for oil minister. Mr. Ahmadinejad declared angrily after the second rejection that "no other president has ever been subject to such negative propaganda and treatment."Excuse me...no other president?
The petition was organized by the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and former New York Times reporter Laurence Zuckerman. It was based on new research by Prof. Laurel Leff of Northeastern University revealing that US journalism schools refused all requests to take in German Jewish journalists fleeing Hitler, and that the American Newspaper Publishers Association (precursor to the Newspaper Association of America) rejected a request by Harvard Prof. Carl Friedrich to discuss the issue for ten minutes at its 1939 convention. Prof. Leff found evidence that some of the refusals to help were motivated at least in part by anti-Semitism.Speaking of refusals to help: since 1999, Burma has been designated as a Country of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act for particularly severe violations of religious freedom. Yet, the Department of Homeland Security is currently not permitting persecuted Christian refugees from Burma to seek asylum and protection in the U.S.