Human trafficking: Malaysia moves out of US’ Tier 2 watch list


June 28, 2017 Human trafficking: Malaysia moves out of US’ Tier 2 watch list http://www.malaysiakini.com Human Rights–More needs to be done   Malaysia has moved out of the “Tier 2 watch list” in the US State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP). “Countries on the Tier 2 list are countries that do not fully … Continue reading

How Effective is Economic Theory?


June 28, 2017 How Effective is Economic Theory? by Arnold Kling http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/how-effective-is-economic-theory In the end, can we really have effective theory in economics? If by effective theory we mean theory that is verifiable and reliable for prediction and control, the answer is likely no. Instead, economics deals in speculative interpretations and must continue to do … Continue reading

Britain’s Deepening Confusion


June 27, 2017 Britain’s Deepening Confusion by Robert Skidelsky* @www.project-syndicate.org Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May leading a confused Britain *Lord Skidelsky, Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University and a fellow of the British Academy in history and economics, is a member of the British House of Lords. The author of a three-volume biography … Continue reading

Book Review: Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer


June 27, 2017 BOOK REVIEW: Man or Monster?: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge  Torturer by Sharon Wu Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, during trial proceedings at ECCC in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 20 July 2009 In Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, Alexander Laban Hinton examines the trial of Kaing Guek … Continue reading

Reactions to DOJ Lawsuits reflect Ignorance of Malaysian Officialdom


June 27, 2017 Reactions to DOJ Lawsuits reflect Ignorance of Malaysian Officialdom by Dr. M. Bakri Musa, Morgan-Hill, California Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor and Riza Aziz (inset): Their Day will come,only a matter of time America is a Rorschach Test to most foreigners. What they view as America reveals more of themselves than of America; … Continue reading

Oops, I forgot me-dementia


June 27, 2017 From Langkawi Island The only sane place left in “Malusia” to visit, rest and recuperate Oops, I forgot me-dementia by Dean Johns@www.malaysiakini.com As my old mate Sam T told me in his comment on my discussion last week of all the forms of dementia I could think of, the most troubling of … Continue reading