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Worst Kept Secret?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 29, 2009

So Andy Lau has come clean, sort of. The public has finally gotten some photographic proof that Andy is attached to Carol Chu. Spotted in Malaysia at the airport paparazzi finally managed to snap a picture of the 2 together, after years of HK photographers failing miserably. He did not admit nor deny their relationship but we all know better. I’m not sure why he would spend so long keeping the rumors at bay while many other stars have gone public. You have a man who has gone to great lengths to keep his private life private.

Andy Lau announces marriage

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Anwar Ibrahim taken to hospital

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 16, 2008

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been taken to hospital after his arrest on sodomy allegations, and is believed to be undergoing a medical examination, his party said on Wednesday.

‘We think that he’s being taken for a medical examination but we’re not sure,’ said Mr Tian Chua, information chief for Mr Anwar’s Keadilan party which leads a three-member opposition alliance.

‘I don’t think this is necessary. If you need a DNA swab you can do it up there (in police headquarters), you don’t need to take a man to hospital for a DNA swab,’ he told reporters.

‘This is a big game being played out.’ (story)

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Injured girl caned, becomes paralyzed

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 15, 2008

A teacher in Kuala Klawang who caned a student might not have known that the students had hurt her back in a fall.

As a result of the caning, Nurlieyana Nazran, 17, now cannot walk.

She is being warded at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban.

“Due to the student’s injury, she was absent from school for some time. So it could be that the teacher was unaware that the student had an injury to her lower back,” state education director Abdullah Mohamad said yesterday.

“I understand that this teacher is known to be strict and wanted all her students to excel in their coming Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination.”

Abdullah promised a full investigation into the Thursday incident. (story)

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Singapore wins islet dispute with Malaysia

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 23, 2008

The International Court of Justice ruled on Friday in favour of Singapore in a 28-year sovereignty dispute with Malaysia over a tiny but strategic uninhabited island the size of half a football field.

‘The court, by 12 votes to four, finds that sovereignty … belongs to the Republic of Singapore,’ Judge Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh said.

Singapore, which knows the islet as Pedra Branca argued that sovereignty had passed to it tacitly, having operated the Horsburgh Lighthouse on the island for more than 130 years without any protest from its neighbour.

As for the island’s two rocky outcrops, the court ruled that sovereignty of Middle Rocks belonged to Malaysia, while that of South Ledge had yet to be determined as it fell within overlapping territorial waters. (story)

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Singapore #1 among students

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 30, 2008

ASEAN university students are overwhelmingly gunning for one place to work and play – Singapore.

A survey of university students across the region last year finds the smallest South-east Asian country coming out the biggest winner.

More than half of the 2,170 undergraduates polled, or 54.3 per cent, said they would ‘most like to work’ in Singapore among the 10 Asean nations.

Malaysia is a distant second, garnering 11.2 per cent. This is followed by Brunei, Thailand and Vietnam.

As Mr Prapat Rucktajittakarn, 21, a senior-year student at Thailand’s Institute of International Studies Ramkhamhang told The Straits Times: ‘Yes, I would like to work in Singapore as well. As you can see from other students who used to work abroad, they probably gain more experience in their lives.’ (story)

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